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Old 03-22-2019, 12:59 PM   #15
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I am in the process of doing the same thing. The OP that put the "skins" on themselves was SarahW and it was complete with lots of pictures. She gave a really well done explanation of the whole process. I had contacted Flexsteel and their response about the shredding material was that that was what Fleetwood ordered. Fleetwood blamed it on Flexsteel. Bottom line was you're on your own. I have gotten bids from local shops that do cars and boats of $330+ per chair depending on the material. Still haven't made the decision yet. I did try seat covers but they were really uncomfortable and even though they were designed for the flexsteel seats they didn't fit all that well.
I own a 2009 Pace Arrow and after 10 years my seats still look great. But I keep them protected from full sun by using curtains when RV stored and do not use abrasive and harsh chemicals to clean. Never leave the seats soaked from sweat because tha will also eat the seat dependig on each person, so wipe seat clean after every long leg driven. So I have nothing to complain about tha quality.
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You should insist on marine grade vinyl, and nothing
made in China. It is/was the cheap Chinese vinyl that
has failed for many of us who dropped big bucks and
got crap in return........ move on.
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I have an ‘08 Manaco and had “leatherette” material which peeled in 5 years. I replaced the skins using flex steel as the mfg since they have the patterns and specified “ultraleather” material for $375 each. With simple tools and a place to work, anyone that’s handy can do it. Four bolts and one wire connection and they are out. They are not real heavy just awkward to handle. I also recovered the couch with same material using flexsteel to mfg. Good luck and enjoy the journey!
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I have an ‘08 Manaco and had “leatherette” material which peeled in 5 years. I replaced the skins using flex steel as the mfg since they have the patterns and specified “ultraleather” material for $375 each. With simple tools and a place to work, anyone that’s handy can do it. Four bolts and one wire connection and they are out. They are not real heavy just awkward to handle. I also recovered the couch with same material using flexsteel to mfg. Good luck and enjoy the journey!
Agree with you 100%
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You should insist on marine grade vinyl, and nothing
made in China. It is/was the cheap Chinese vinyl that
has failed for many of us who dropped big bucks and
got crap in return........ move on.
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Is there anything that is not made in China ?
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Is there anything that is not made in China ?


I doubt it.
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