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Can You Change Your RV’s Seat Cushions?

September 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Seat cushions are more important that you might think.

Written by: The Foam Factory

rv-brownHere’s the straight truth about most RV cushions: they’re not comfortable – at all. When it comes to the manufacturing of RV’s most of the emphasis goes towards the amenities and the aesthetics of the RV, not the cushions that you’re going to be sitting on when you take those 5 hour road trips. But, here’s the good news – you can easily replace these cushions to make them more comfortable and supportive.

Check Your Seats

It’s important to note that in order to change your RV’s seat cushions, you’re going to have to identify whether or not they are even able to be changed. Meaning, some of the cushion covers are designed not to be opened up and are stitched together tightly. If this is the case, you can easily take it to an upholstering shop and have them recover your seats. However, if you have seats that have zippers to allow for cushion access, the only thing that you’ll have to do is to find the right type of foam to replace it with.

Now, when it comes to the RV bedding or seat foam that you are going to buy, make sure that you find one that is both comfortable and firm. Long road trips take a toll on your lower back. Be sure that you provide yourself with the right amount of support to avoid any major discomfort or soreness. It’s more than likely that you know how much of a nuisance a sore back is when it comes to a vacation.

Three tips for beginners to kayaking

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

crystalseas1Written by Crystal Seas

Kayaking is a balance between a person, boat, and paddle. Once you have your first taste of the  intricate dance of strokes, it is almost a guarantee that you will be hooked. For newbies, here are three very important tips:

Dress for the water

As in all sports, Kayaking also has its own sports appropriate clothing. While this clothing can largely depend on the location, always dress for the water temperature and not the weather. If your Kayak tips over for any reason, you will learn how important a tip this is. In terms of clothing , go for layers of quick-dry fabric. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also highly recommended. Wear sturdy, strap-on sandals or water shoes in terms of footwear.

Select an appropriate boat

Always choose a board that is appropriate for your level of experience. Ask the rental company for which one they recommend given your experience in the water. Most providers will have two or three person kayaks that go from 14 to 17 feet.

Rescue know how

Most rental providers will provide safety and rescue gear like life vests, pumps, and inflatable paddle floats. It is also extremely unlikely for the Kayak to tip over in calm waters. Regardless make sure that basic know-how on how to get back in and help others will be essential.


A kayak trip is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The next time you want to take an adventure for your vacation, just leave it to the team at Crystal Seas.