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Old 09-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #15
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Folks and manufacturers use the term "Ultraleather" generically to identify various fabrics.

I have read the terms, Ultra Leather, Ultra Fabric and other variants by fabric suppliers.

"Ultraleather TM" is the fabric that I have found to be superior to real leather in boats and MH's.

Ours is seventeen years and 90,000 miles old and shows minor wear in the seat cushions of the captains chairs but not on either sofa. Our 40 lb dog likes it too.

At about $70 per yard, it is pricey but performs well. If you can, try to buy the real thing at recovering time.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #16
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The problem evidently is not limited to a couple brand of coaches. I finally received an email response from Flexsteel after waiting a month or so. The lady wanted me to furnish the information on the seat tags, etc. I responded by saying that after this long of time awaiting a response, I no longer needed their help since my seats are in the process of being recovered. On a second response, she stated the following (direct quote)

-"Just a side note, if your motor home is a Damon/Four Winds/ Monaco/Fleetwood/Tiffin…..they all had problems with the fabric they selected.

Unfortunately that puts the black eye on Flexsteel. My guess is the the structure of your seating is holding up fine and it is only the fabric. Sorry to hear of your choice."


So, it would appear that there are several manufacturers coaches with this same problem.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #17
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From what I have read on other sites this has been a problem since around '06 or '07. The tradeemark expired and was apparently picked up by a company selling cheap junk as Ultraleather. There is also a company on the East Coast that sells a different product under the same name. The old stuff is good. The new is questionable.
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Just had my two captain chairs reinstalled today after being reupholstered in leather (they used a matching artificial leather material on the skirts and back). They look much better than when new, and they even replaced most of the padding. The seams, trim, and everything else was done exactly as the old seats were. They made a hit with my wife when they installed additional padding in her auto leg rest. My price was less than $500 per chair and they even came to my storage facility to remove and to install the seats. I knew their price was good, especially after I received quotes as high as $3100 for the pair. If anyone has this problem and wants to get them reupholstered in the Rqleigh, NC area, send me a PM and I'll furnish the name for you.
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Just had my two captain chairs reinstalled today after being reupholstered in leather (they used a matching artificial leather material on the skirts and back). They look much better than when new, and they even replaced most of the padding. The seams, trim, and everything else was done exactly as the old seats were. They made a hit with my wife when they installed additional padding in her auto leg rest. My price was less than $500 per chair and they even came to my storage facility to remove and to install the seats. I knew their price was good, especially after I received quotes as high as $3100 for the pair. If anyone has this problem and wants to get them reupholstered in the Rqleigh, NC area, send me a PM and I'll furnish the name for you.

I see that you had the seats covered with leather. Fact is that real leather is actually cheaper than the trademarked Ultraleather.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #20
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http://http://www.irv2.com/forums/f1...ats-96447.html

I am guessing that UV light has something to do with this problem, but that is just a guess. Our Essence stays under a shed and the front day and night shades stay down unless we are traveling. No problems yet. *knocks on wood*
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #21
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Our 2008 Damon has the same problem with the two front captians chairs. I found new take-off real leather captians chairs on fleabay for under $500. I'll post some pics when I get them installed.
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