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Old 09-24-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Dinette vinyl tearing?

my parents just got a new RV. It is an entry level so the vinyl on the dinette backs is paper thin and there is no padding underneath on the corners. As such, it is already starting to wear through on the corners even though they have had it less than 6 weeks.

We expect it will wear completely through in no time - so, we are looking at ways to slow it down. My mom is looking at taking some carpet scraps to cover the corners and keep them from getting rubbed.

I guess the proper fix would be to tear off the cheap vinyl... but some real padding underneath on the corners and cover it with something more durable (maybe later...). Right now, we are ready to hit the road... not spend time upgrading.

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Old 09-24-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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If it is a new RV, there should be a warranty on something like this. I would contact the selling dealer and the manufacturer.


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Old 09-24-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Would't the correct fix be to return the RV to the dealer to be fixed under warranty.
It makes no difference if it is entry level or top shelf unit.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
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here are my thoughts...

1. the dealer is 200+ miles away and we are not willing to drive it there and leave it for days so they can fix a minor issue.

2. the vinyl / fake leather on the seats is really thin... there is not enough padding on the corners to prevent it rubbing through as your brush against it. So, to have them fix it would just be them putting new vinyl back on with maybe a little more padding? Seems the proper fix is to have more durable material there in the first place = a higher end coach.

So, I feel there is a 90% chance you would drive it to the dealer / get it fixed / be in the same boat 3 months later.

Personally my feeling is to just be as careful as you can with it - then, if/when it does completely tear through go get some better material and redo it yourself - could probably be done in a day with a staple gun.
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