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Old 04-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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Upholstory Issues Revisited

So, there is an old ( 2012 ) thread on this topic but wanted to know if anything came of the class action law suit that was mentioned. It is a common problem. We have a 2010 Damon Challenger. I hear that the material that was used on the sofa and front seats was sub-par out of China and it is peeling off the under material at a ridiculous rate. It gets on our clothes and on the carpet and looks butt-ugly. On top of that I am thinking about trying to get those three items out the entrance door. Might have to have the large side window removed to get them out. Yikes!! Cost of recovering or maybe replacing the items would be huge. Can't even sell the coach, like who would want it looking like that plus it will only get worse.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:36 PM   #2
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Had my couch recovered. They had to take it apart I order to get it out! Got it done...looks good!
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:35 AM   #3
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Can you give me an idea of the cost; taking mine in to an upholstery specialist next week; he want to take a look at it; also left a message again at a dealer and also at Damon Customer service.. We will see if they even care about customers.
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Couch

We picked out a material (not leather) to use...cost $600 & that is with him picking it up & delivering it. It was a job it get it out...had to take off the arms!!!!
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:05 PM   #5
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We're having the same issues. Are there no cookie cutter seat covers that'll work? Dont feel like spending big bucks on this.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:28 PM   #6
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We put seat covers on the two front chairs as the material was coving off on our cloths etc. they are a stopgap while we drove home and tomorrow I am taking the coach into a local shop called The Furniture Doctor to see what he thinks. Will do an update on that.

Also, contacted Thor Damon with the issue and didn't even get a call back. Same with the local Damon Thor dealer. They don't want to deal with it or are just too busy in the spring. I guess they already have my money to really don't give a ****.
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If you are going to have them recovered in vinyl, be certain
to specify and get "marine grade" vinyl. I just re-did the seat bottom
surface and arm rests of my two "euro-recliners, cost was $ 450.00
for both chairs. The seat backs show no signs of failure....yet.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:31 PM   #8
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I recently replaced the bad "skins" on my captains chairs with factory made replacements from flexsteel using ultraleather fabric. I'm pleased with the results as the are exactly like the original design. It wasn't cheap but a lot less then new chairs. Here's some pictures of the project. Prices were $375 - $395 plus shipping. It took me about 6 hrs each to remove and install the material. I'm now getting ready to order the material for a sleeper sofa. It's not a hard job, just takes some basic mechanical skills and a hog ring pliers and fabric adhesive for the seat bottom.
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Got a local quote from a company called Furniture Medic up here in Canada. Recovering front two seats $2210 to 2300 and same for pull out sofa. Not including pick up/ delivery. My reply was YIKES and NO. Who did you contact at Flexsteel to set up the order?
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My contact at Flexsteel is Lisa Bauer LBauer@flexsteel.com, she is a RV Customer Service Adviser and has been a great help with products. I requested some samples based on her suggestions. I selected the Ultra Leather fabric for maximum durability but there are other products she can recommend. If you can do the removal and install it's not a difficult project. It took me about 6 hrs to do each and I took my time. I took lots of pictures so I would not have to guess when installing the new skins. A pro could do them a lot quicker but then I wouldn't have all the fun.
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