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Old 09-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Should I choose fabric or leather/vinyl for my new Travel Trailer?

Hi All!!

I feel like cloth sofas/dinettes would be more "comfy", but that leather/vinyl might be more durable. What do you prefer in your RV?

We are looking at purchasing a Jayco Travel Trailer and I have the option of either one.

Thanks for your advice,


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Old 09-27-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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I have a mix of both in mine. If I had a choice I would stick with the cloth. It can be replaced. The faux leather does not wear as well as I thought. It still looks good but shows more than the cloth.

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:35 PM   #3
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Warmer in the winter, doesn't stick to your body, and most likely cheaper to recover.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:06 PM   #4
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We have the cloth. Mom & Dad have the "leather". We prefer the cloth.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:35 PM   #5
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We are going to order the "canyon cloth" on a Whitehawk 28DSBH. We are gonna go with the cloth because we take 2 cats with us camping and they would mark up the leatherette way too easy with their claws.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:05 AM   #6
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We prefer the cloth as it looks more elegant and feels nice and soft to sit on. A faux leather (faux is French and stands for fake or false) settee looks to me like a booth in a diner, especially if it’s in a dark color. However, if you think you cannot keep a cloth sofa and settee spot free, a faux leather option might be more practical to wipe clean.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:09 AM   #7
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We have the leatherette due to having 2 dogs and a 13 year old, it's easier to keep clean, 'stuff' doesn't just soak into it like a sponge. Possible downside is it at least seems easier to 'pierce' if someone (pet or human) does something stupid.
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We have leather because of the dog hair and the kids lol
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:32 PM   #9
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I have cloth in the dinette but they can be flipped and are vinyl on the underside. I have the "leather" theater seats and cover them during warm weather with a cloth throw.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:55 PM   #10
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We have the leather as well and it makes me very nervous when sharp objects are around it. Was positive I'd made a mistake and should have gotten cloth instead until my 3 yr old spilled something on the cushion almost every meal. I can wipe them down and they are good as new. I do like the idea of a throw cover for times we aren't eating on the cushions.

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