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Old 07-30-2018, 05:50 PM   #1
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Interior upholstery peeling

we have a 2016 FR3 30 with about 20k miles on it and all the upholster is starting to peel off. It's like a leather looking vinyl, is anyone else having this issue ? I am thinking of a lawsuit against Forest River its ridiculous this would happen in just a couple years of use
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:45 PM   #3
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we have a 2016 FR3 30 with about 20k miles on it and all the upholster is starting to peel off. It's like a leather looking vinyl, is anyone else having this issue ? I am thinking of a lawsuit against Forest River its ridiculous this would happen in just a couple years of use
Yep. Same here. Especially driver seat. Gonna reupholster/replace/upgrade chairs not sure yet. All good, entry level coach with pretty heavy use, I knew this was gonna happen... (I knew it wasn't leather)

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Old 08-01-2018, 08:04 AM   #4
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Your more understanding than I , I find it ridiculous that a 80 K RV seats and upholstery is peeling after 2 years and less than 20 k miles. Todays cars sure would not do that, I am shocked no legal action has been taken against FR for inferior materials.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:42 PM   #5
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Interior upholstery peeling

My 2014 FR3 is doing the same thing on the captains chairs, and the dinette is showing similar breakdown of the fabric. The dealer sold me an extended warranty that is "supposed to fix everything", but I'll have to qualify that statement with a visit. You have my attention on this problem! Have you checked with the dealer or FR regarding any warranty that covers defective materials?
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:10 PM   #6
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I have contacted Forest River and because i am the second owner and the RV is over 1 year old they will not do anything about it. I am livid about this !!! As expensive as these RVs are how can they get away with using materials like this, I have a 30 year old car who seats still look like new
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:25 PM   #7
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This is not unique to Forest River. I'm guessing that the furniture you're referring to is Lippert's "Thomas Payne Collection". I had it in my 2016 Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS and it was absolute junk. The "pleather" was peeling off like skin from a sunburn.

I just replaced it all with RecPro Charles furniture. Too early to tell, but it appears that it will hold up better than that LCI junk.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:36 PM   #8
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What is being experienced here is very simply RV bling used to sell RV's easily and profitably for all the manufacturers. We as the consumers get hosed regularly and we still buy this junk for the satisfaction of our needs/dreams. Until there is a mass revolt and they are no longer able to sell this junk, they will continue on as they are. Until then, upgrade your units and retrofit to your desire and comfort level. Then you will be able to enjoy your RV for what it is intended for...comfort and relaxation.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:22 PM   #9
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So, For any of you that contacted Forest River what did they say? I had a problem with the couch mafuntioning and damaging the pleather. Instead of recovering it they want to replace it. So how did FR handle your issue?
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:16 AM   #10
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I'm having the same issue. My unit is 4 years old. Used it over the 4th and noticed one little peel on the seat and by the end of the trip there were multiple
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:24 AM   #11
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Same here. Started discussions with FR over two years ago and both times when we got close to trying to an answer from them, the conversation went dead. This is a problem with all kinds of coaches. Not sure where to go but it sound like it is going to be expensive.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:36 AM   #12
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Unbelievable! So what have you done since then? I just contacted Forest River.
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:22 PM   #13
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2014 DS25 “early production” with 15,000 miles.

Captains chairs started peeling years ago, sitting in driveway with shades down.

Not used often enough to bother about it before, now using coach as an apartment for work that makes the quality of materials decisions made by forest river in the “Berkshire Hathaway era” more obvious.

Our was purchased new in 2014 on a 2012 f53 chassis. (How I know this? Long story)

Would hope for warren buffet to send a check to reupholster, but my faith in his response is not high.

So that leaves us with a problem, and what would be the best hope for a solution without the oracle of Omaha’s largess?
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