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Old 10-12-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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2013 Georgetown XL seat falling apart

My curiosity is peaking about the drive's seat on my 2013 Forest River Georgetown XL. The beading on the seat is shedding its leather look. I don't know how to describe it better, but its obviously poor quality due to the fact that I only have a little more than 6,000 miles on the rig and its treated very gently. Does anyone else have problems with the leather driver's seat or any other leather product in their motor home? This along with the orange hoses for the slides and jacks make me wonder if I made a mistake in buying a Forest River product.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:07 PM   #2
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Yes I've heard of it, I think Iggy got them to replace under warranty . Make no mistake, the leather is not genuine, you need to handle carefully or use cover ups.


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Old 10-12-2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, VinceU. How long is the warranty on the seats. Ant idea?
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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Thanks, VinceU. How long is the warranty on the seats. Ant idea?
I believe its a year, with the 15s out youre late. But I remember he used good documention and they did it on a goodwill mission. Good hunting!
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:54 PM   #5
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Thanks, VinceU. How long is the warranty on the seats. Ant idea?
I really would contact Forest River ASAP with pictures stop the warranty clock from ticking.

If you look under the seat you will find a piece of paper between the foam and springs in the seal. This is the manufacturers information and seat design.
I contacted manuf. directly with my motorhome year and vin number.
I also sent them some pictures. They sent me a new seat cover.

If I had to do it all over again I would let the dealer contact Forest River and get it replace under warranty and have an expert install.

I have not installed mine yet and saving it until it really gets bad or before I sell the rig.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:19 PM   #6
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Thanks, Iggy for your advice. I will do exactly what you have said. Mine looks remarkably similar except the problem is on the bottom cushion. Its a shame that this has happened so quickly. I don't believe I have sat on that cushion more than 20-25 times. Am I not supposed to drive this thing. I believe I really made a mistake when I went from my 23' Weekend Warrior to this thing. I never had to worry about the Warrior. This motor home I am constantly babying.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:44 PM   #7
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On my seats the finish was peeling off. I bought a set of the new seat covers that Camping world is now selling and they are looking a lot better.I also had to replace my euro chair which looked like it went through a war. A 129 dollar Wafair ottoman chair took care of that. As far as my couch goes when I first purchased my rig it was supposed to be equipped with a sleeper couch with a matress not a blowup baloon. Lazydays replaced it with a flexsteel ultraleather couch. That covers the georgetown furniture. Other than that it's been a great coach.
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On my seats the finish was peeling off. I bought a set of the new seat covers that Camping world is now selling and they are looking a lot better.I also had to replace my euro chair which looked like it went through a war. A 129 dollar Wafair ottoman chair took care of that. As far as my couch goes when I first purchased my rig it was supposed to be equipped with a sleeper couch with a matress not a blowup baloon. Lazydays replaced it with a flexsteel ultraleather couch. That covers the georgetown furniture. Other than that it's been a great coach.
New seat covers for the captain chairs from Camping World.
Any pictures of them or the part number you bought.
May be a solution for many of us.
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Iggy, The new seat covers that CW is now selling on line are good. The ones they have in the retail stores are not. I paid about 75 dollars for the set including shipping. They are a nice light bone color . I can't give you a picture as the coach is in my storage.
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Iggy, The new seat covers that CW is now selling on line are good. The ones they have in the retail stores are not. I paid about 75 dollars for the set including shipping. They are a nice light bone color . I can't give you a picture as the coach is in my storage.


Are these the ones you bought from Camping World?
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