Monday, January 14, 2008

The Cost of A New Metzendorf

Thank-you Gary for sending me the info and pictures of your Metzendorf! I will have to scan and post what you sent me. It appears that my Metzendorf, a Model 15 T.M. would have cost $1,260 in 1962. In 2008 dollars, that would be about $8,300. I don't think you could find a new trailer this size....for this much $$$$...surely not made as well!

For about 5k you could get one of these:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Upholstry cushions

I shopped around a lot for foam...and think I found the best place. Ikea. They sell foam mattresses. I needed a 3/4 mattress. So, I bought a full and will just cut of the excess. I decided to get a single mattress to make the dinette cushions. The foam is nice quality.

Ticking: 73 % cotton, 27 % polyesterFire-retardant interliner: 100 % cottonComfort material: Highly resilient polyurethane foam (cold foam) 35 kg/cu.m., Polyester filling, Polyester filling.

The cover I can easily take the foam out and cut the mattress down to a 3/4 size.