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Replacing your campervan, caravan or motorhome foam cushions – what you need to know

Just imagine, you’re about to embark on a road trip adventure, your campervan or caravan all packed and ready to go. The open road calls, promising unforgettable memories. But there’s one crucial element that can make or break your travelling comfort: the foam cushions in your campervan, caravan, or motorhome, are they fit of purpose?

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or new to the delights of open road, you may have already experienced the problem of replacing the foam in your cushions and mattresses. From the optimal thickness for a good night’s sleep to maintaining them in tip-top shape, finding the correct information can be time consuming. So we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about campervan, caravan, and motor home foam cushions to guide you to ultimate comfort and durability on the road.

Question 1: How do I measure my campervan, caravan or motorhome cushions to get the right fit?

Answer: With our easy cushion replacement service, you don’t have to do any measuring! Just send your cushion covers to us at Direct Foam and we will fill them for you.

But if you want to replace the whole cushion, foam and cover, or create a completely new cushion then use our foam price calculator to order your foam and then add the cushion cover at the end.

At Direct Foam we not only provide a large choice of foam for most types of upholstery, but we can make cushion covers for both indoor and outdoor use in a large range of fabric colours and finishes. You simply choose cushion covers as an add-on when ordering foam cut to size.

Question 2: What type of foam is best for my campervan or motorhome cushions?

Answer: High-density foam is recommended for campervan, caravan, and motor home base cushions due to its durability and comfort. Look for foam that offers a good balance between support and softness. A top layer of memory foam can also add an extra layer of comfort particularly if the cushions are used for sleeping.

Question 3: How can I cut foam cushions to fit custom shapes and sizes?

Answer: Direct Foam is the first choice for anyone requiring foam cut to size. If you need replacement foam cushions for your campervan, caravan or motor home, we are able to bring you quality foam cushions at the best price, delivered directly to your door. And you can easily calculate the cost by using our online foam price calculator but if you require an unusual shape or have a specific requirement, our friendly advisers are just a call away.

Question 4: Can I wash foam cushions from my caravan?

Answer: Most foam cushions should not be machine washed as water can degrade the foam’s structure. Instead, vacuum the cushion first, then spot clean using a mild detergent solution and a soft cloth. Allow the foam to air dry completely before replacing the cover or using it again.

Question 5: How often should I replace the foam cushions in my motorhome or caravan for comfort and hygiene?

Answer: Foam cushions in motorhomes and caravans should typically be replaced every 5 to 8 years, depending on usage and maintenance. If you notice sagging, discomfort, or an unpleasant odour, it may be time for a replacement sooner.

Question 6: What can I do to make my foam cushions more fire resistant?

Answer: Always buy foam cushions that are already treated with fire retardants for added safety. At Direct Foam all our cushion foam conform to the requirements of the Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations, 1988.

Question 7: How can I store my caravans foam cushions when not in use?

Answer: Store your foam cushions in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. If possible, place them flat to avoid creating lasting creases or distortions. Consider using breathable storage bags to protect them from dust and pests.

Question 8: Can I use memory foam for my campervans bed cushions or mattress?

Answer: Absolutely! Memory foam is an excellent choice for bed cushions or mattresses in campervans, providing superior comfort and support. It can help relieve pressure points for a more restful sleep, especially on longer trips. A high-density base foam should be used with the memory foam layer added on top.

Question 9: Where can I find custom-made foam cushions for my motorhome?

Answer: Direct Foam has been producing foam cushions for caravans, campervans and motor homes for over a decade. Our lightweight foam can be cut to any shape or size you require. Whether you need a one off replacement cushion or a complete overhaul of all your cushions for your caravan, campervan or motorhome then we can help.

As one of the UK’s leading foam cut to size supplier with more than 40 years in business, we can guarantee to provide you with the best quality foam for your caravan, campervan and motorhome foam cushions. Call us on 01293 871712, one of the team will be delighted to help.