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Old 03-28-2015, 07:40 AM   #1
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Upholstery Dilemma?

I have a 2008 Carriage Domani and the "leather" is peeling off the furniture. I say leather because that's what was advertised. My dilemma is what can I do to fix this opportunity. Some of the cushions have zippers and can be removed. The large jack knife sofa and the wrap around seat backs are going to be the problem. Has anyone experienced this and if so how did you go about correcting it.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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I would say you would be better off talking to a re-upholstery shop.
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Old 03-28-2015, 03:15 PM   #3
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We removed the fabric from all of the furniture in our motor home including the captains chairs and used it for patterns to cut the Ultra Leather Plus we bought and reupholstered it all.
There are a lot of cheap knock-offs out there and that might be what you have.

The cheapest Ultra Leather Plus we found was $36 per yard. The Plus has better abrasion resistance and has a hand more like leather than standard Ultra Leather.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:56 AM   #4
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Yep, I think the best bet for me is a good upholster! I would love to try and fix it myself but I can't even sew on a button without sticking myself! Thanks for the posts.
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Yep, I think the best bet for me is a good upholster! I would love to try and fix it myself but I can't even sew on a button without sticking myself! Thanks for the posts.
Yeah me too. I did the grunt work and my wife did everything that required knowledge and sewing skills.
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I'd say if the leather only lasted 7 years I would be finding another material!
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We have the same condition on the front edge of the sofa & the captain's chairs in our Ventanna. I contacted an upholster about repairing just the one front piece as the rest looked fine. His reply…"the ultra leather is delaminating. The facing is peeling off the backing. Unfortunately, once this starts, it will continue."
He also told me it would be as much to have him recover the pieces as to replace them. When I do, it will be with a better quality material.
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Like I said above, there are a lot of low quality knock offs out there that are a lot cheaper than the real Ultra Leather.
We used the real thing and after five years of full time use it looks like new.
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