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Old 02-25-2016, 09:37 PM   #11
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Many in our Columbus Group have experienced the same thing. I didn't have anything on mine, but I have Lane not Ashley
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We also have the Ashley bonded leather recliners in our 2014 320RS. They can be removed out of the rv through the door if they are disassembled. To do so you will need to tip them forward to expose the bottom of the assembly. There your will find a rail that is used to combine the pieces into one piece. By removing the bolts it will come apart into three sections. There have been a lot of owners that have experienced the separation of the bonded leather from the backing. We personally don't like ours as they are not very comfortable as they lean back to far when seated in the upright position. We hope to change them out with perhaps lazyboy recliners.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:01 PM   #13
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We also have the Ashley bonded leather recliners in our 2014 320RS. They can be removed out of the rv through the door if they are disassembled. To do so you will need to tip them forward to expose the bottom of the assembly. There your will find a rail that is used to combine the pieces into one piece. By removing the bolts it will come apart into three sections. There have been a lot of owners that have experienced the separation of the bonded leather from the backing. We personally don't like ours as they are not very comfortable as they lean back to far when seated in the upright position. We hope to change them out with perhaps lazyboy recliners.
For what it's worth, we have a Ashley reclining loveseats in the house and I bought a Lazy-boy recliner for myself. It is night and day difference between the two products. Lazy-boy is absolutely worth the extra $$ if you were wondering.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:05 PM   #14
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I have one 340RK for two years that we spend more than six months/year. I don't have issues with the recliner. I agree with others, they can be removed.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:03 PM   #15
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The Ashley furniture seems to be the problem, that is what everyone in our Columbus group is complaining about, I am glad mine are Lane and this will be our 5 season for mine and still look good. I hear that Ashley is not fixing any of them either.
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As a retired furniture man, here are some facts: real leather does crack overtime unless it is moisturized annually.
No where on the surface of bonded leather do you touch leather. Scraps of leather are shredded and put into a bond which is then covered by vinyl. Cracks are not repairable.
Ashley and Lane both use bonded leather and are comparable in quality. Lane went out of business a couple of years ago & may have been bought out by a Chinese company but for the last 10 years it was all made in China. I spent 50 years in home furnishings and at one time was a sales manager at Lane.
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Some other sad leather facts: retailers sell leather, pleather, splits and matched. Splits separates the top grain from the under layers, under layers are then compressed and embodied with a skin pattern. It is usually applied to the sides of chairs or sofas cuz seating pressure will cause it to...split.
Hope that helps.
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As a retired furniture man, here are some facts: real leather does crack overtime unless it is moisturized annually.
No where on the surface of bonded leather do you touch leather. Scraps of leather are shredded and put into a bond which is then covered by vinyl. Cracks are not repairable.
Ashley and Lane both use bonded leather and are comparable in quality. Lane went out of business a couple of years ago & may have been bought out by a Chinese company but for the last 10 years it was all made in China. I spent 50 years in home furnishings and at one time was a sales manager at Lane.
This is good information to know. Thank you!
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As a retired furniture man, here are some facts: real leather does crack overtime unless it is moisturized annually.
No where on the surface of bonded leather do you touch leather. Scraps of leather are shredded and put into a bond which is then covered by vinyl. Cracks are not repairable.
Ashley and Lane both use bonded leather and are comparable in quality. Lane went out of business a couple of years ago & may have been bought out by a Chinese company but for the last 10 years it was all made in China. I spent 50 years in home furnishings and at one time was a sales manager at Lane.
Stating real leather does crack overtime unless it is moisturized annually is so true. More difficult in a part time home. We have real leather in the S&B and would have no problem with it in the 5er. The major thought is real leather is expensive and therefore put on a premium frame which means more weight. Changing out the theater seating and sofa could add 500#.
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:17 PM   #20
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Hey everyone who has experienced the problem with the Ashley "leather" sofas/recliners peeling. I just learned that there is a class action lawsuit in California against Ashley claiming they misrepresented this Durablend leather by stating it has more leather content than it does. You can find information about this lawsuit at the website topclassactions.com and searching for Ashley Furniture Durablend. Apparently, this class action lawsuit is being expanded outside California and will include complaints about the peeling as well. Hopefully, those of us who have this problem can get some sort of settlement from Ashley. Unfortunately, there are no instructions yet concerning how to join the class action, but that should be forthcoming.
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