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Old 05-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #15
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I am also looking at the same problem with the drivers & psg seats. The fake leather or vinyl or whatever stuff it is is coming off in flakes like dry skin. BTW, the previous owners removed a couch and put in a small dresser like thing and a lazy boy recliner. Don't like the color of the chair (green) but it works.
Good luck and I will be watching this for answers also.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #16
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Yeh, that so called 'UltraLeather' - actually polyurethane doesn't last very long and can't be refinished like leather. I'd have them recovered in real leather or cloth - check the yellow pages for an upholsterer.

Mike, have you thought about removing the couch and putting in an easy chair and ottoman? They don't need to be secured as long as you don't sit in them when traveling and it would give you plenty of room for the wife's stripper pole.

We did it and it's surprising how much you don't miss the uncomfortable couch.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone.

We are now thinking we might just get some covers and external cushions for now. maybe reupholster at a later date.

thinking about some sort of cabinet to put our flat screen TV in with doors to mount to the slide. With a couple of non secured chairs opposite that can be pushed out of the way for pole use.

We are out of town this week for work so we wont get any work done other than research for the next few days.
Also going to order a Ready Brake tow bar and brake set up for our Grand Cherokee.


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Old 05-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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Yeh, that so called 'UltraLeather' - actually polyurethane doesn't last very long and can't be refinished like leather.

Interesting opinion on UltraLeather. Our is 18+ years old and still presents itself very well.

That includes use by a 50 lb dog over the past 11 years when he thinks we are not looking.

Just be sure to use the real UltraLeather with the trademark. Much more durable and more comfortable than leather in a vehicle.

And, yes I have 2 leather sofas and 3 leather chairs in our home and leather in my autos.
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I guess you either love it or hate it.

I have a pet peeve about the branding of something in a way that makes you believe it is better than it really is - it's not leather, it's not natural.
I found it hot and sticky in the heat and doesn't breathe

I would always use leather for seats - and use ultraleather for side panels, door panels etc where it doesn't matter.

It's interesting that it seems to be the norm for RVs and cars but if we were to buy a couch/chairs for the stick house we would all choose leather
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Flexsteel can provide foam and custom seat coverings if you have the model number of the captain chairs. If you are lucky, check under the seat cushion. The original build spec sheet is usually tucked between a steel seat spring and the bottom of the cushion.
The folks at Flexsteel were very helpful when we redid our sofas and captain chairs. Very reasonable prices. Not too tuff to do the new coverings yourself if you are handy.
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Flexsteel can provide foam and custom seat coverings if you have the model number of the captain chairs. If you are lucky, check under the seat cushion. The original build spec sheet is usually tucked between a steel seat spring and the bottom of the cushion.
The folks at Flexsteel were very helpful when we redid our sofas and captain chairs. Very reasonable prices. Not too tuff to do the new coverings yourself if you are handy.
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Thanks I will check into it.

Also want to use something non slip, maybe rubber type mat for inside steps, and maybe driver and pax floorboard area.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #22
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Remodeling also

Mike:

I'm in the same situation as you. I bought a 1999 Newmar Dutch Star DP last month. It only had 22k miles, but the interior was dated. I researched locally and found a local guy who reupholstered our captains chairs, sofa and valances with automotive quality vinyl for under $1,000. He even preserved the Flexsteel logos. For the cabinet, try Home Depot or Lowes for in stock wall cabinets. They are 12" deep and come in enough sizes to fit most openings. You can top it with your choice of materials.

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Old 05-28-2013, 07:03 PM   #23
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We discovered that the Captian's chairs are worse than we first thought.
We are thinking we might need to replace them.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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We completely remodeled our interior as well; we also replaced all of our furniture including the captains chair. We purchased everything from www.discounttruckvan.com . We ordered everything with ultraleather and despite what a previous poster said ours has held up great so far (three years). I have photos of our remodel posted in the photo section of this site if you wanted to see what our furniture looks like.
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X2 on Discountrvtruck.com. Remodeled our 2000 Diplomat and bought captain chairs and jackknife sofa from them.
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We finally installed furniture today. Complete remodel gallery and living room.
Very nice, looks a lot like ours.
DW wants to know if your cabinets were originally wood? If so what did you paint them with?

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We want to use this in front for drivers/Pax area and steps.

http://www.floormatcompany.com/coin-...nners-p-5.aspx guessing I can glue it down.

Then Traffic Master Allure wood strips back to tile in kitchen.

We are afraid that if it gets wet going in and out the traffic master might get slippery.
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+1, cabinets look great. What kind of paint/prep? Did you also replace the countertops?
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