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Old 11-05-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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New front Captain chairs

I need to have both front seats recovered. They look awful. It appears having them recovered is going to cost more than just replacing the seats.

Anyone know where I can get a good seat at a reasonable price? Good vinyl is okay as long as there is a good warranty against separation. These seats lasted only 3 years (bad adhesive for vinyl to material application).

I had the seat cushions in my u-shaped dinette recovered which was $100 for each (three of them). That was reasonable too since Wade Upholstery at Lazy Days in Tampa wanted $650.00. They told me to recover the u-shaped dinette totally was around $2500.00. I removed the couch so that upholstery issue does not exist but I will have to finish the dinette and replace the front seats.

Ideas, prices, opinions and company names appreciated.

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Call Thor, they may offer new covers that you could put on,
or have a pro put on. Thor has done this for other years in
which they used cheap-crap-junk Chinese vinyl on the chairs.
Likely around 375.00 each
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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Call Thor, they may offer new covers that you could put on,
or have a pro put on. Thor has done this for other years in
which they used cheap-crap-junk Chinese vinyl on the chairs.
Likely around 375.00 each
I found some Flex Steel brand chairs for $550 each. They have vinyl covering.

How does that sound?

It's not the faux leather real leather but I think it's better than fabric.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
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another company

I found another company with even better pricing:

www.discountvantruck.com


$500.00 each - Faux leather


shipped via FedEx too

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Old 11-18-2017, 09:20 PM   #6
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2013 coach seats in 2016

Here is what my THOR seats look like at 3 years old.

The company above at least has a full 3 year warranty. Thor will do NOTHING for me. 2020 I'm buying a TIFFIN DP. Thor is very lacking in customer service.


True, you get what you pay for. Can't be much worse than what top quality Thor gave me. When I spoke with a company that wanted $950.00 to recover their warranty is only 4 years. One year more.

You can see on the tag who the manufacturer was. I would not ever buy from them either.

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We have a 2010 Thor Serrano by Four Winds that we purchased two years ago, with 22K miles on it. Both our captain's chairs look like yours. AWFUL! Initially I purchased slip covers for them, which works, kinda, but now it is time to deal with them.I contacted Thor, and the most they could offer me was to call Flexsteel, which I did. They do not deal with the public directly, but suggested I call Bradd and Hall. It turns out to be quite common knowledge that this fabric is crap! I guess the fabric is designated by the manufacturer (Thor) so Flexsteel and Bradd and Hall take no responsibility. However, there are a couple of possible solutions:
For my standard style chairs, I can get new covers made for the chairs which I can install myself or have installed by an upholsterer, for $650.00 each, plus the upholsterer charge if he does it. Or, I can by new chairs at the cost of $950.00 each. Or, I can take my chairs to a local upholsterer and get them redone for $350.00 labor plus fabric for a total of $475.00 each, or $950.00 total. Thatís what I chose. They went into the shop today and will be done in two weeks.
If you choose covers, or new chairs, call Stephanie at Bradd and Hall, or braddandhall.com.
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I would check Braddandhall. They deal in Flexsteel and other brands. Fabric choices include "Ultraleather" (which is a fax leather product that is very good). They stand behind all their products and specialize in the RV and boat industry. I believe a standard flexsteel chair in ultraleather is ~915. You can also upgrade to a better chair. Their standard chair is far superior to what you have now. I would suggest going to a higher end DP coach and sit in the seat to compare.
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Got a few quotes :

Wade Upholstery at LazyDays RV - $950 per chair
Local Upholstery shop - $650.00 per chair

Back to square 1 - New Chairs $500 each shipped - Principle of Economics prevails
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Got a few quotes :

Wade Upholstery at LazyDays RV - $950 per chair
Local Upholstery shop - $650.00 per chair

Back to square 1 - New Chairs $500 each shipped - Principle of Economics prevails
I found a good upholstery person in Clermont, Florida to redo my dinette and I will be purchasing the Sedona I captains chairs from discountvantruck (Ivas) after I get more samples to confirm my color pick. I am going with their ultra leather. It looks and feels a lot more durable than that junk they have when new. They are giving me a three year warranty on the covering too. The top of the line $1000.00 chair only gives you a 4 year warranty and I'm getting this one for $600.00.
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I found a good upholstery person in Clermont, Florida to redo my dinette and I will be purchasing the Sedona I captains chairs from discountvantruck (Ivas) after I get more samples to confirm my color pick. I am going with their ultra leather. It looks and feels a lot more durable than that junk they have when new. They are giving me a three year warranty on the covering too. The top of the line $1000.00 chair only gives you a 4 year warranty and I'm getting this one for $600.00.
Could you give me the name of the upholstery person in Clermont? I live nearby and need to have some work done.
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I found a ref to shop4seats.com on another thread and also have some good prices and selection. However, I found that thread the day after I took them in to upholstery!
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Could you give me the name of the upholstery person in Clermont? I live nearby and need to have some work done.
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David Peters at upholsterybydavid@gmail.com


Please tell him Adam referred you.


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Photos when completed

I started with needing two captains chairs, a sofa, and a u-shaped dinette needing to be replaced or recovered. With no help or advice/assistance from Thor I began researching and correcting these ugly problems.

I replaced the couch with a dual zero wall recliners with center console which we absolutely love.

I am replacing the two front captains chairs next week.

I had the bottom seat cushions to the dinette already recovered.

I will have the remaining portion of the dinette recovered within the next three weeks.

My total out of pocket for everything will be $2900.00.

I will post before and after photos when completed.
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