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Old 03-19-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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Vinyl delaminating issues

Our 2012 ACE has some delaminating issues on the vinyl upholstery. We are going to be selling/trading soon, and would like to address this if we can do so for a nominal cost. I have quotes to replace the affected parts, but was hoping that, with so many rigs having this problem, some solution is out there that I don't know about. Any useful information would be helpful
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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Could you carefully glue the loose spots back into place?
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:47 PM   #3
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No, gluing it back together is not an option. The seats of the RV flaked off very badly within about three months, leaving large patches of bare fabric. We're experimenting with painting the vinyl and other things, but hoping that someone has already dealt with this, and there's a magic elf out there who fixes these things!
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:26 PM   #4
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That pretty much leaves it to recovering them...
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I'm following up on a few suggestions, but still hoping for a magic elf! We just had one of those who came and fixed a wound I made when I missed my reference point backing the toad into the site....love that elf! A reupholstery elf would be fantastic!
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If it helps: I often been called a "Troll"...
Good luck with finding a palatable solution!
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:59 PM   #7
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I called the company that made the seats for Thor a while back. She said at that time that they still made the particular pattern for mine, but that I'd have to buy it through a dealer. No chance of getting it in a different better fabric.

I'm still looking for a nice looking and well fitting seat cover for my sofa and cab seats....OR a residential futon to replace it with. I'd really rather have a jacknife / futon type fold out rather than the flip open air mattress anyway.... but sadly it's an odd length.
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We're going to be selling the jack-knife sofas out of the garage area of our Outlaw in a couple of Months.
What size will you need?
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:23 PM   #9
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We're going to be selling the jack-knife sofas out of the garage area of our Outlaw in a couple of Months.
What size will you need?
I think it's 67 inches, outside of arm to outside of arm.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:21 PM   #10
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When I get mine back to the house: I'll put a tape measure to them...
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When I get mine back to the house: I'll put a tape measure to them...
Thanks
but Probably wouldn't do me any good anyway... looks like you're in NY, long way from me
but...this might point out a market for you up there..... I'm sure all the Thor fake leather furniture of my vintage is doing it, so if your's is good and different maybe you can find local buyers.
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They're 70" anyway...
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:04 PM   #13
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Upholstery

I also have a 2012 ACE that has recently begun to have issues with the upholstery delaminating. A relative mentioned to me there was an article in one of the Good Sam MotorHome magazines referencing this as a manufacturing issue but could not give me the manufacturer name, etc.
Not real "techy" so not sure how to research this but would be great to get the information and although we are a few years out, great care is taken to both the interior and exteriors of our units.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:47 AM   #14
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I also have a 2012 ACE that has recently begun to have issues with the upholstery delaminating. A relative mentioned to me there was an article in one of the Good Sam MotorHome magazines referencing this as a manufacturing issue but could not give me the manufacturer name, etc.
Not real "techy" so not sure how to research this but would be great to get the information and although we are a few years out, great care is taken to both the interior and exteriors of our units.


Welcome to you and the OP, too!

We had this issue with our coach before our Vegas. We had it at a consignment shop for a few months and they left the front curtain open, which fried the captains chair coverings. were made by Flexsteel, which didn't sell skins, just seats. We had them reupholstered by a local guy, but it ended up costing almost as much as replacing both entire seats! Moral to the story: Use reflective material to protect upholstery whenever in storage.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:24 PM   #15
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When I picked up the Vegas a couple of weeks ago I noticed the seats were "scaling/delaminating". CW had a set of seat covers for the Captain's Chairs for $39.00.

Ordered a set that matced the original decor. They go on real easy and in a test run with them yesterday I didn't notice them "creeping up" the seat. Will say the arm rests covers will slip and slide but I'm going to do a mod to them - either velcro or tighten up the elastic bands.

And both seats have what the original doesn't - pouches on the sides and one in front. Great for keeping maps at your finger tips.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:23 PM   #16
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Upholstery Issues

Thanks for the replies. My coach is stored at my residence with custom made day-night shades closed, double shades in the windshield area, custom covers in both skylights. I also monitor the temperature inside so I can either open the vents, doors, etc or plug in and run the a/c.

I noted one of the replys spoke of front seat covers from CW. Not familiar with that company. Can you please give me more information on that?

The upholstery issues in my coach are on the sofa arm next to the steps as well as the dinette edge at the top next to the counter. Have recently notices the sides of the driver's seat also beginning to go.

Again thanks. Will welcome additional comments and suggestions.

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Old 05-25-2018, 05:40 PM   #17
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CW = Camping World

Misquoted the price I paid. Now that I've pulled the invoice I paid $53.85 for set of two. Item number is 87844. The $39.00 price was what it would have cost me if I had made up my mind a couple days earlier when it WAS on sale.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:50 PM   #18
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Not sure what you're gonna sell it for but I would replace or re-upholster them (not cover or repair) and add it to the price. That's an item someone will related to as "worn out" and judge the entire units as so. Every big item a buyer finds faulty with will make them look closer and deeper at everything else with the mindset..."this is obvious...what else can we not see?", regardless of how well you've maintained your coach. The appearance of new will go a long way with potential buyers.
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Not sure what you're gonna sell it for but I would replace or re-upholster them (not cover or repair) and add it to the price. That's an item someone will related to as "worn out" and judge the entire units as so. Every big item a buyer finds faulty with will make them look closer and deeper at everything else with the mindset..."this is obvious...what else can we not see?", regardless of how well you've maintained your coach. The appearance of new will go a long way with potential buyers.
Agree 100%.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:53 PM   #20
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We tried out those seat covers and felt they looked tacky, since they don't cover the back, and the color wasn't a very good match. The pouches are a nice feature, on them.
I agree that the buyer will think your entire rig is worn out if the seats look bad. It's a tough pill to swallow, but the damage is done!
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