Welcome fellow lover's of Vintage Travel Trailers!

This blog is dedicated to all of us who find ourselves obsessed with the task of bringing life back into what are often times deserted and forgotten travel trailers. It is also dedicated to those of us who have brought life back into our Vintage Travel Trailers and strive to keep it that way!
In my own experience, I have searched the web far and wide to find hints, secrets and just darn good time saving advice on getting these rascals back in shape. My goal is to have this blog be a place where I can share your stories along with my own in an effort to help others along on their path!
While we all have different makes and models there are some things that just weren't done that differently back in the day and still aren't today. Things like how to make aluminum shine, tricks of the trade, the best products and places to buy them, searching for a VIN, putting down new tile flooring! You know the drill! If you have some good advice or ideas or even stories of your experiences please pass them along to ghandi_thedog@yahoo.com ! I know you do because I wouldn't have been able to accomplish anything had it not been for some of the things you have shared and I have read. I would love to post them here on the blog and credit will be duly noted! Also, become a follower. I hope to post at least a few times a week.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Making cushions...how to stuff them without needing to work out first!

I thought I would add this brief but useful trick for stuffing cushions if you are making your own. It is from our Shasta Blog. I sure wish I had known this trick previously as I remember trying to stuff the foam inside the covers and having such a struggle with it! Hope this helps!
How to outwit foam:
First the foam must be covered with plastic, I used a lawn and leaf garbage bag, then  hooked it up to a sucking machine (vacuum). You turn the vacuum on and it will suck all the air from the foam.

The beer bottle does a great job of showing you just how much air comes out of that foam!

Then stuff the foam in the cover that you made. Try to make sure the corners are where you want them to be and your cover is in the position you want it in. When ready, start pulling the plastic and the foam will expand to it's original size and fill out the cover. It is best to use thin plastic because once you are done you will have to pull and tug on the plast to get it out. Sheets of thin plastic are also best rather than a bag as it will come out easier.Let me know if you have ever tried this and how it works for you if you do. Hope it helps someone out there!


  1. This is exactly how they showed us they do it at Jayco, when I worked there years ago. They developed a machine to do this very thing, with a pipe coming up from the floor and a foot pedal to operate it. Should work!

  2. This is a great little list, we're going to be getting a trailer very soon as this is exactly what I needed to get things started. Buy Trailers