Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2021, 01:58 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 16
Captains Chair.....Recover or Replace

I am negotiating to buy 2015 forest river 3011ds and captains chairs need help.
I went to an upholstery shop and he quoted $750 per chair to recover in vinyl.
I visited RV repair center and they said plan on $1000 per chair to replace.

Anybody have good luck buying covers for captains chairs....pls suggest source
fl gramps is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-22-2021, 02:09 PM   #2
Community Moderator
 
Lt Dan's Avatar


 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 9,555
You might check with one of our sponsors here on IRV2, RV Upgrades. They carry some aftermarket seat covers.
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-De...-p/03-7021.htm
__________________
2017 Phaeton 40IH XSH Maroon Coral - Power Glide Chassis with IFS
Previously '15 Tiffin Allegro RED 38QRA and '06 Itasca Sunrise 35A
'16 Jeep JKU Wrangler Sahara or '08 Honda Goldwing
Lt Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 02:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 705
You get what you pay for.
These slip ons

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-De...-p/03-7021.htm

look like @#$& so you decide how bad yours look now, as opposed to the upholstery shop you went to for pricing.
__________________
kenandterry
2018 Sunseeker 2430S
Bye 2010 Georgetown 330TS after 10 terrific years, as we downsize for the next phase.
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2021, 03:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Winemaker2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Western NY
Posts: 4,134
If they are FlexSteel check the many other threads re FlexSteel chairs. There is a woman that used to work at FlexSteel that apparently has the patterns and will fab skins.
Wish I had known that before I jumped at an auto upholstery shop doing mine. They were around $1,400 when done in Ultraleather which is the only material I would consider.
__________________
Don & Marge
'13 Newmar Ventana 3433 - '14 CR-V TOAD
'03 Winnebago Adventurer 31Y - SOLD
Winemaker2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2021, 04:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 168
Getting upholstery done is tough. Knew one guy that did upholstery and wanted $1000 for anything he touched. Local places would charge $200 for the same job. Auto and RV places seem to be the highest priced and RV places usually send them out to be redone.



Sometimes Craigs list of Market place has some good buys. https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/pts...291293773.html


They have sewing sections at JoAnns fabrics ask the instructor if they will recommend anyone. I watched for good used seats and bought 2 takeouts in surprisingly good condition for $50 each. Salvage yards are also an option.
jjrbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2021, 07:01 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 734
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenandterry View Post
You get what you pay for.
These slip ons

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/RV-De...-p/03-7021.htm

look like @#$& so you decide how bad yours look now, as opposed to the upholstery shop you went to for pricing.
I bought these and have to agree with you.
__________________
99 Rexhall Rose Air F53 Chassis
2015 Rubicon Toad
Craig1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2021, 08:38 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ron Dittmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: West Dundee, IL
Posts: 792
I have replaced leather seat skins on a 5th generation Corvette, a Jeep Liberty, a Pontiac Solstice, and a Saturn Sky. It does require determination but is a do-it-yourself project. Seat skins are zipped, clipped, and sometimes pig-ringed on, but the old ones do come off and the new ones do go on.

The question is.....Can you get replacement seat skins from the seat manufacture? And are they affordable? A phone call to them will answer your question.

One thing certain, I would NEVER buy vinyl-covered seats anymore. Since the great recession of 2008-2010, the vinyl has been imported from China which is an inferior material that cracks and flakes. That is why some RV manufactures are now going with 100% real leather, most often using the more affordable Top Grain Leather. Top Grain is 100% leather but the surface has a top grain imprinted on it to cover natural flaws in the hide. It is very durable and does NOT break down like China-made vinyl.....at least no reports yet.

We have vinyl seating in our 2007 motorhome and the seats still look like new. We are fortunate that we have the "Pre" China vinyl.
Ron Dittmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2021, 08:47 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 49
Do some shopping, you might get lucky. A few months ago I came across a business owner folding due to the pandemic and the fact he sold flex steel that no longer supports Rv. I got a set of new flex steel captains chairs in micro fiber for $800 all in.
Josephls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ace, air, cover, replace



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
recover or replace front seats pumper9x9 Country Coach Owners Forum 8 03-09-2018 11:33 AM
Replace captains chair high voltage Newmar Owner's Forum 2 10-27-2017 02:15 PM
Captain seats ---recover / replace? opinions and experience pop-sicle Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 12-23-2015 09:12 AM
Fuse location for captains and co-captains chairs joseph gaw Newmar Owner's Forum 5 11-11-2015 01:49 PM
04 Journey Captains chair install question OutBurger Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 03-23-2010 08:53 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.