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Old 04-05-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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'Ultra leather' Flexsteel seat problems

Hello to all - we are new to the forum and actually new to RVing.

Bought a 2007 Thor Windsport 31H last August and getting ready for our first full year of fun (we hope). The 2 captain seats have 'Ultra Leather' upholstery that are badly worn. After searching different web sites I discovered that the Ultra leather product was defective on furniture for model years 2007 & 2008 (I believe the Hurricane models had the same problem). We knew when we bought that the seats would need to be replaced or re-upholstered and had the price reduced accordingly. I removed one of the seats and there is nothing to identify the model # or product. I perused the 'Ultra Fabrics' web site but there is nothing there.

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of this situation and any thoughts on where I can go to get further info.

Thank you.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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Go to the Thor forum and do a search. There are many, many posts on this subject. Short story Thor (Damon) instructed Flexsteel to use an inferior covering material (not Ultra Leather) on the seats that deteriorated in two years to save a few bucks on cost. Thor would not stand behind their product. That's why when I bought a new coach, Thor products were not ever considered.

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Old 04-05-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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Sheepskin custom covers

We had these made to order and xfered them from coach to coach. Great comfort for long hauls.

Cost around 5C's for both chairs.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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Will do, thanks.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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I had the same issue with my two front seats in my 07 Tourmaster. The inferior material began peeling off. I first priced new chairs, but didn't want ultra leather again, so I found an automobile interior specialist and had the two chairs recovered in real leather. They look better than the original seats, are more comfortable, and the cost was only $450 per seat, including coming to my location, removing the seats, recovering them, and reinstalling them.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:32 PM   #6
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We had the same problem on our 07 Discovery. It wasn't the actual brand ultra leather surfaces, just the matching vinyl garbage on the fronts and sides. Flexsteel ended up sending new covers and I installed them myself. After talking to Flexsteel, it was a huge issue due to a poor run of material and several RV Mfr specified this cheaper alternative to the actual ultra leather product. Ours flaked off and looked awful. It is not that hard to install the covers.

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