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lucille

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I'm in need of good seat covers for my 2013 Thor Fourwinds. Factory Leatherette is all split apart. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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What make of seats does it have? Flexsteel?  You can get replacement upholstery for some brands of seats, though maybe not the same pattern.  Or have an upholstery shop make up a set (pricey!).  If you just  want aftermarket covers, the fit won't be great but there are a few universal styles available.

https://www.etrailer.com/search/Rv+Seat+Covers
http://www.campingworld.com/grip-fit-universal-rv-seat-covers-set-of-2
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=rv+seat+covers
 

grashley

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Convertible top / seat cover shops can be reasonable.  Not all are!  I had seat covers replaced on my Miata last summer for $350.  That was for TWO  SMALL  seats.  The cover material and colors are almost limitless!
 

DearMissMermaid

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Yikes, that is sad they only lasted 4 years or less.

Make sure you go with different fabric this time. Upholstery for vehicles should last a lot longer.

If you aren't fulltiming in it, I would go with an upholstery company and have it done right.
 

jayc2640

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We had the same problem with the upholstery on our 2012 Monaco Lapalma captain's chairs.  On our coach, the headrest is integrated into the back of the captain's chair.  Because of this, we had a hard time finding seat covers.  Most of what we found that would fit were of pretty low quality.  They looked like they would wear out in no time. 

We found a seat cover called Coveralls http://www.seatsinc.com/index.php/seat-models/coveralls.  They are made of canvas, and made for the seats of 18 wheelers.  They fit very well, and look really durable.  They use cinching cords on the sides, so they will fit a variety of seats.  I don't remember the exact price, but it was around $75.00 per seat.  We're now just finishing a 5 month trip and they still look new.
 

steveblonde

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Fia makes seatcovers for everything in a variety of styles and Colours i used to buy them buy the 100's
https://gofia.com/
 

blw2

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yeah, common Thor problem.  Our sofa started, the not too long after the cab seats.

I looked on the tag and got the manufacturer on the phone.  I forget the name now, but it certainly wasn't flexsteel.  Had a nice conversation with the lady there.  Found out that at that time they still made the covers for mine, it was still a current pattern....but they could not make them out of anything better, and that they could only sell through a dealer and through Thor.  She explained that they only use the fabric that Thor spec'd, and that the non-leatherette stuff was much better.

So far ours is only cosmetic and I've been on the fence about what to do.
Covers would never fit exactly tight, custom upholstery would be expensive, I'd rather have a jacknife sofa or even recliners anyway, but DW would never want to spend that money.  Can't find an off the shelf futon or sofa to fit the hole....

Eventually I will probably just replace the whole sofa with 'something', and get covers, such as was previously linked here for the cab seats.
 

jscottt

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Hi all,
I am looking at purchasing a (used) 2014 Tundra. I have driven it a couple of times now and like pretty much everything about it. My only complaint is the driver's seat doesn't seem to be quite as cushioned as what I'm used to in my current vehicle. This particular truck has cloth seats, so I've been toying with doing Katskin covers (the local installer says they have 1/2" of foam behind the leather), or some type of cover that I could install myself.

It's important to me to find one that has some type of cushion or memory foam to help with the cushion issue.

So, any suggestions on something that would fit the bill?

Thanks!
 

Laura & Charles

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This thread is about 3.5 years old. You may get more responses if you start a new one. That said, here’s my $0.02:

Years ago I worked in a hospital’s spinal cord injury rehab unit. All the wheelchairs had awesome seat cushions to prevent pressure ulcers. I’ve had one in anything I drive since. VERY comfortable and breathable. There’s plenty of options, I would suggest one that has a removable and washable cover.

 

jscottt

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This thread is about 3.5 years old. You may get more responses if you start a new one. That said, here’s my $0.02:

Years ago I worked in a hospital’s spinal cord injury rehab unit. All the wheelchairs had awesome seat cushions to prevent pressure ulcers. I’ve had one in anything I drive since. VERY comfortable and breathable. There’s plenty of options, I would suggest one that has a removable and washable cover.

ok
 

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