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Old 08-02-2016, 03:29 PM   #1
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Replacing Factory Captain Chair Seat Covers

We have a 2007 Sportscoach Pathfinder that has the infamous fake Ultraleather seats that have started peeling. This appears to be a known problem with some Thor products, but evidently the same stuff found it's way into my motorhome on a few pieces.

My front captains chairs have started peeling badly. I contacted Williamsburg Furniture (who made the seats) and after several back and forths with them and Forest River I was able to order exactly replacement seat covers for both captains chairs. They arrived the other day and are identical, although obviously made of a different material. These covers have all the necessary clips, etc. sewn in and appear ready to install.

Has anyone ever attempted this? I've watched a few Youtube videos and it looks a bit time consuming, but not something that can't be done with a little care. Can anyone provide any tips or am I just crazy and need to take both seats to an upholstery shop? Once shop I spoke to wanted $300 to install the covers. I'd hate to spend that if this is something I can swing myself
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I don't know your skills, but I've done it before. You might have to use cord or rope to pull things tight to get everything so it goes together. Take your time and make sure you have things lined up and square before fastening in place.
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I don't know your skills, but I've done it before. You might have to use cord or rope to pull things tight to get everything so it goes together. Take your time and make sure you have things lined up and square before fastening in place.
I've done it on regular bucket seats and it wasn't difficult. I used hog nose pliers and hog rings.
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I just purchased a pair of hog ring pliers from Amazon. I'll attack this weekend.
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Looks good! How was it?
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It wasn't too bad but took most of the day. I took a lot of pictures taking the old cover off. The worst part was the seatbelt mount and cutting that hole and attaching all the power seat switches back and cutting the holes in the right place. The hardest pieces to cover were actually the armrests. I really didn't think they were going to fit they were so tight. I guess I'll attack the other one next weekend.

Make sure you've got a good hog ring tool and plenty of sharp razor blades.
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