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Old 10-05-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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We own a 2013 Sanibel 5th wheel. We are full timers. We had about 24 days left on our 2 year warranty. In May we noticed the leather on the back of the couch separate & start to peel. We contacted the dealer who in turn contacted the manufacturer. The manufacturer was not interested. Our dealer said if we bought a couch that would fit they would cover $400. After much searching we found a couch at Leon's that would do the job. Price $1040. Now we notice one of the chairs is having the same problem. Makes me angry to think furniture would only last 2years. Is anybody else having this problem & if so how did you resolve it.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:39 PM   #2
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We have a Prime Time Crusader that has the same problem. We had it looked at when we were at the Rally in Goshen and are still waiting to hear back from Prime Time.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim we would be really interested in the outcome. Good luck
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:23 AM   #4
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Isn't 'faux' leather really vinyl?
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:12 PM   #5
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Isn't 'faux' leather really vinyl?

Bonded leather is usually a thin layer of leather stuck to some type of man made backing material - usually a polyester product

Not exactly the same as faux leather, which is an artificial vinyl material but not really quality real leather either



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Old 10-06-2016, 04:24 PM   #6
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Our last trip out our 7 month old puppy placed a paw in one of the platform rockers in our 2014 Avenger and slid it across the seat. She made a tear in the leather about 1 1/2 inches long. Right then I covered the chair and sofa with thick "throw" that we had in the trailer. I'm afraid we will be looking for furniture very soon
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:47 AM   #7
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I don't really care whether it's vinyl or whatever my point is why would they use such crap & not stand by the product. We all feel we paid good money for our RVs & I don't think anybody wants to be forking out for new furniture within a 2 year period especially in a kid & pet free zone.
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Try contacting PT through their web page to give them a reminder......Prime Time Contact Us
Hopefully that will help.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:30 AM   #9
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I hate to say it, but after owning four new rigs...its apparent that almost every item in rv's is entry level quality. Sure I paid 55K for my dream trailer, but its still about the cheapest materials that the manufacturers can come up with. I dislike knowing that its the case but I love camping so I put up with the lack of quality. I hope you replace the furniture with better quality stuff, pay the difference and get back to loving your rig.
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:11 PM   #10
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See what it would cost to have it recovered. $400 is a generous offer from a dealer that had nothing to do with the way it was made...
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