Five Cushions, Five hundred Dollars

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Five of the cushions in my little 1972 Scamp camper have been in really poor shape over the past few years so I decided this spring I was going to buckle under and "getter done" (reupholstered). I didn't even ask what it would cost as I knew it would be expensive. No one in town even advertises this service because they are all so swamped that they do not need to.

There was no way I was going to match the two remaining original 50 year old cushions (below).

I decided to go with something light and airy.

I think they look great and I can't wait to replace to two remaining cushions. Well... after the sticker shock maybe I can wait another year or two (after all they are on the other end of the camper.

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WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (26)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks for commenting Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog . I'm very pleased with the results and am eager to take it out camping soon.

May 26, 2021 05:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - I wonder what the price of the entire camper was in 1972?  Prices are relative, right?  Enjoy the new upholstery and the many adventures yet-to-come.   

May 26, 2021 05:43 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

WOW! I did not know this Nina Hollander, Broker . I never felt I was being over charged as Pam (Pam's Upholstery) walked me through the steps and I could easily see all the work that went into this project.

May 26, 2021 05:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm hi Bob... I didn't want to suggest that you overpaid... just that reupholstery work everywhere is very expensive... it's a lost art for the most part and very time intensive when done right.

May 26, 2021 05:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That's a great question Michael Jacobs . I actually worked at a place that sold them in 1972 and I'm thinking it was under $5,000 but now I have to do a search on it.

May 26, 2021 05:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

Upholstering and doing it right is an art that is time consuming and expensive.  When done right, it is worth it, and it looks like they did a great job.   A

May 26, 2021 06:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Well said A. Ron and Alexandra Seigel , it is an art and Pam of Pam's Upholstery is truely an excellent artist.

May 26, 2021 06:24 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob,  I think they look great but to bad they are so expensice but that seems to be normal with everything today.

 

May 26, 2021 08:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy the comfort of your new cushions. 

Think of the motel costs you are saving.

May 26, 2021 09:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks Will Hamm . It was fun picking out the fabric for the cushions, I wanted something cheery. From the other comments I see reupholstery is expensive everywhere.

May 26, 2021 11:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks Roy Kelley . We have not used it for travel yet, just camping but I do hope to travel and visit AR friends with it someday.

May 26, 2021 11:35 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Think of the last time you bought any and divide the years by the cost, it gets cheaper that way

May 26, 2021 05:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob - I remember having a favorite chair reupholstered. It would have been less expensive to buy a new chair!!!

May 26, 2021 07:50 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

With the age of the Scamp, and the cost, go for it.  

May 27, 2021 12:40 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Plenty of people around here are willing to take on the job, however, I only have one whose quality I can trust. Yes, it is somewhat expensive initially, especially for the boat, but the result is unmatched. Who's the happy camper now RealMan? You are!

May 27, 2021 06:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do that all the time Ed Silva . I even do it when I'm about to purchase something to get an idea if I'm going to get my moneys worth out of it.

May 27, 2021 06:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks Kathy Streib I kind of got that same message from Nina Hollander, Broker comment. If it wasn't a vintage and sought after camper I'd consider trading up.

May 27, 2021 07:04 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

You got it James Dray . I've even seen newer Scamps in vintage car shows and I've had multipule offers on it that have even had me surprised.

May 27, 2021 07:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I love that "Happy Camper" line Kevin J. May 😄. BTW she told me that she is trying to keep up with all the orders for boat seat cushions.

May 27, 2021 07:07 AM
Kevin J. May

It's a full-time job around here. Every season is boating season RealMan.

Jun 02, 2021 06:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Bob.

Have an outstanding holiday weekend.

May 28, 2021 08:58 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It was a great weekend for us Roy Kelley and I hope the same for you. Now I have to get the AC units up and running as this week we are in the 90's.

Jun 03, 2021 05:29 AM