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Seat Refurbishment

Good Afternoon

I am looking to have the seats on my RM refurbished. These seats are basically the same ones I have had since purchasing the vehicle in 1987. Whilst they
are not very poor they are beginning to show signs of wear and tear and bleaching due to sun and some of the leather starting to break up.

So the questions I need to ask are:
1. Should I refurbish my current set or should I get new ones?
2. We are based in South Wales, so is there a company that is in the area known to other South Wales RM owners?
3. I have heard of Hants and Dorset trim, but are there any other companies that repair RMs that also do seat refurbishment?
4. If indeed I do need to travel to a location, would I need to take the RM with me or would taking a van with the seats inside be acceptable?
5. Most importantly what sort of costs would I be looking at? Do not need a exact amount but somewhere in the region of.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this.

Keith Saunders

My bus number (if any): RM66 & RM308

Re: Seat Refurbishment

I have had about 5 sets of seats refurbished over the years, I go to Paul Toomer, I drop my old seats off to him, he is in Eastliegh, Hants. A fair way away for me, but in my opinion he is the best, not cheap.

You also have to supply the moquette, he supplies new foam, seat backing material as required and also the leather edges.
I then collect normally it takes about 6 weeks, depending on how busy he is. I know lots of people go to him.

For RM7 it cost just over £3,000.00, plus the cost of moquette, about 35mtrs at whatever you pay.
I hope this helps.



ps Paul Toomer 07738 073525

My bus number (if any): RM7

Re: Seat Refurbishment

We've usedtim the Trim who has a workshop at South East Coach works in Faversham. He's semi-retired and charges between £25-£40 per cushion depending how much work needs doing on the seat base or back, plus cost of new foams, leather and moquette.

He's done the seats on RML2532, GS67 and BEA MLL738 as well as loads of stuff for East Kent owners.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

Re: Seat Refurbishment

Morning Keith,
I agree with Rob,take your old seats to Paul in a van and you will collect them 'as new'. It will be worth the distance travelling.
Harry Hobson

My bus number (if any): RM 14

Re: Seat Refurbishment

If your seats are just fading and the foam is OK, the boards and mouldings on the cushions and the mouldings and frame fitting pieces on the squabs should all be re-usable, so you are just looking at new moquette and rexine for the squab backs if you don't want leather ends.

My bus number (if any): RTL 960, RM 1585, RML 2667 and several RTs