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Offline ran7ger

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cushions for benches in permy
« on: Oct 14, 2019, 11:52 AM »
morning gents,  so this summer i was hoping to score some cushions out of an old camper trailer 20"x60" or so for the permy but didn't have any luck.  i bought a new matress and now have an old memory foam topper i'm thinking i'll cut to size, double up, cover with fabric and staple to a piece of plywood. 

 anyone out there come up with anything similar or better? 

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2019, 11:56 AM »
That is exactly what I plan to do for mine actually. I have a queen memory foam topper that I was going to cut to size and then cover.

They sell them all over for RVís. One that I like is the teddy bear mattress cover made by Lippert. Only issue is I am worried if water/fish gets on it that itíll soak through/stain

I believe 28Ē is the smallest Iíve seen for these covers.

Is there any good water proof covers?

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2019, 06:09 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DAOSLVM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I use these as a floor in my pop up. Might work ok for your needs also.

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2019, 06:51 PM »
 thanks miz, that's what is on my benches in the shack right now.  i plan to spend quite a few nights in the shack this winter so my idea is to build these cushions to sit on length wise while fishing during the day and then flip them width wise across the shack as a platform for sleeping on (shack is plywood truck box camper style).  i think my original plan should work ...hopefully!

 still open to any ideas as to what material to use to cover the memory foam.  something somewhat water/slime/whiskey-proof.

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2019, 08:37 PM »
  still open to any ideas as to what material to use to cover the memory foam.  something somewhat water/slime/whiskey-proof.

How about slicing up a good ATV cover and making covers.  Or maybe an old boat cover.

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2019, 08:55 PM »
Babby crib mattress?

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2019, 10:19 PM »
thanks miz, that's what is on my benches in the shack right now.  i plan to spend quite a few nights in the shack this winter so my idea is to build these cushions to sit on length wise while fishing during the day and then flip them width wise across the shack as a platform for sleeping on (shack is plywood truck box camper style).  i think my original plan should work ...hopefully!

 still open to any ideas as to what material to use to cover the memory foam.  something somewhat water/slime/whiskey-proof.
Ha. If you drank that whiskey instead of spilling it you would have no issues with comfort. Just kidding around. Let me know if you get it figured out. I am in the process of figuring out basic comforts in my new hard shack as well. Good luck to you.

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2019, 12:17 PM »
morning gents,  so this summer i was hoping to score some cushions out of an old camper trailer 20"x60" or so for the permy but didn't have any luck.  i bought a new matress and now have an old memory foam topper i'm thinking i'll cut to size, double up, cover with fabric and staple to a piece of plywood. 

 anyone out there come up with anything similar or better?
 

I did that with a XT 650 bench seat it worked well.     I did see some cooler seats that looked nice might be worth looking into

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2019, 07:53 PM »
I bought a basic 3" foam pad about 30" wide by 6'...about $22.   I doubled mine and had covers made to fit with zippers so I can remove and wash them. 
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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #9 on: Dec 09, 2019, 03:23 PM »
Maybe a little more expensive, but ready to go right out of the store, and a pocket for a seat warmer to be inserted.

https://www.mrheater.com/seat-cushion.html

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #10 on: Dec 19, 2019, 09:44 PM »
  got some black gray white camo burlap to match the barnboard siding and covered up two cushions on half inch plywood.  one was 2" white rigid insulation with 2" memory foam and the other was just 6" memory foam.  i like the ridid insulation/foam combo a bit more and think i'll split the difference with 2" rigid and 4" memory foam on both.  extremely comfy.

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #11 on: Dec 19, 2019, 11:42 PM »
Good job Ranger

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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #12 on: Dec 20, 2019, 05:32 AM »
In my old permy. I used two layers of scrap carpet pad and then scrap carpet. Worked good for years.
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Re: cushions for benches in permy
« Reply #13 on: Dec 20, 2019, 05:41 AM »
If I had a Permy I would use the seat part of an old office chair.
I have assembled several for work and some of them are super lightweight.
In my portable I have some nice 2 inch foam blocks. A little more hardness than the pillowtop stuff.
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