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Old 02-25-2015, 02:35 AM   #1
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Are seat covers worth it?

The Ultraleather seats in my 12 year old coach are in near perfect shape. I'd like to try and keep them that way for as long as possible. The previous owners were very careful obviously. No cracking or tears. I have dogs. When I'm not in the coach I'm afraid they will want to get up on the seats to see outside. I'm considering the covers sold as places like CW. Will seats covers rub and cause wear problems? Hoping others have some experience with this.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:07 AM   #2
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We just traded in our motorhome. The sofa had cushion covers only. Our dogs liked to lay on the top of the sofa and look out the window.

When we took the seat covers off, the cushions were spotless. The top of the sofa, where the dogs lad was dirty, and it it was very hard to remove the dirt.
We owned it for almost 6 years.
If I had to do it all over again, I'd cover the whole thing.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:54 PM   #3
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I put sheepskin covers on a car and when they were worn out I removed them only to find the leather had dried out. So, covers are good but you need to treat the leather once in a while.
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Are seat covers worth it?

I like the comfort of my seats, sofa and chairs. Not saving it for others. Just my way.
Reminds me of the plastic "squeek" and "foof" covers on all of the house furniture in the 60s.
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I like the comfort of my seats, sofa and chairs. Not saving it for others. Just my way.
Reminds me of the plastic "squeek" and "foof" covers on all of the house furniture in the 60s.
I get that. You have any dogs with sharp claws riding with you? I'm just trying to save it while I own it.
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I get that. You have any dogs with sharp claws riding with you? I'm just trying to save it while I own it.

Nope.
For you they are obviously worth it.
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I don't like the feel of leather seats (or whatever the sofa is made out of). We used cloth covers, not plastic covers. The cloth covers were very comfortable. They were also very easy to clean, throw them in the washer, dryer.
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You might consider a couple of light throw rugs. Put them in the seat while you are parked and remove them for travel.
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I agree with "CampDaven" and like to enjoy the seats that came with my coach. I also agree with "ga traveler" in regards to covering them when parked. I would either use an old fitted twin sheet that is easy to wash or a cheap seat cover from an auto parts store with an elastic band so it can be easily pulled on and off. The cheap seat cover might be more durable against their claws. Depending on your dogs, you might even be able to put something like a large plastic bowl upside down on each seat while gone. They'll see there is no room for them.
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LOL I can't even find seat covers for mine...
I use Bath Towels folded.The Girls like to sit on the seats waiting for us to come back. I smoke so they will help on the original seats too..
I would like to find seat covers.
Mine are cloth not leather.
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I get that. You have any dogs with sharp claws riding with you? I'm just trying to save it while I own it.
I've got a 2003 4005 DSDP and the seats are almost perfect as well. I've also got a very energetic short haired Border Collier that we have unfortunately allowed up on the couches (our old dog -17 years- was never allowed up) so I understand your concern. We did try some covers, but she pulled them up! However now I just figure that we do the best we can (blanket etc) and it's part of the price of having a four legged family member travel with us.

If she rips the leather, I'm prepared to either cover or replace the couch before the next owner, or offer a discount (who knows, they may have a pet as well.


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These are nice seat covers...
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sure cant afford those anymore ,way out of my price range
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Aren't your dogs crate-trained?
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