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Old 10-14-2014, 07:28 PM   #11
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Leatherette is too hot in the summer, and too cold on a cool fall day. We opted for cloth. Much more comfortable. Scotch Guard and / or slip on covers take care of the spills.

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Old 10-15-2014, 09:45 AM   #12
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We have the leatherette, and a small dog that loves the couch, and have had no issues so far. It's easy to clean and, though we expected to, haven't noticed the heat/cold that others have mentioned.

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #13
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You can get covers for both....pick what your eye likes best and cover if necessary!

I have cloth in mine and I'm going to cover both sofas as it will protect from Sun and make cleaning easier.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:32 PM   #14
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We have leatherette and I love the look and comfort and also because it is easy to clean. Another thought is that it will always be in style.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:12 PM   #15
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we have had both and we like the fake leather best. one is not better than the other but one is easy to clean.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:04 AM   #16
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I had a real leather sofa in my S&B house, and the dog had it scratched up pretty badly. My eagle came with the leatherette sofa, so I immediately bought a cover for it. After full-timing for the past 3 months, I have learned a few things about the leatherette sofa: 1) The slip cover does just that - it slips and slides around on the sofa, is a pain to keep moving it back into place, so I just removed it; 2) While the leatherette feels thin, it is surprisingly durable. Sometimes the dog gets in a few scratches before I can correct him, but my sofa shows no sign of scratches and no damage from them. 3) I've found the leatherette to be much cooler than leather/vinyl in the heat, and warmer than leather/vinyl in the cold. Maybe not as cool/warm as cloth, but not bad at all. 4) The leatherette is a breeze to clean. Sand, dog hair, general dirt just brush right off. My mug holder fell off the wall (twice) and spilled coffee on the sofa. I blotted up the coffee with paper towels, then sponged it off with a little dish soap & water. No stain, no soaking through to the padding, no hassle!

If you have children or pets and like the look of the leatherette, I'd strongly recommend it.

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Old 10-16-2014, 07:59 AM   #17
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Ours is a combo. Arms are leatherette. They are holding up. We have not been able to find a product to clean them other than a damp cloth w/ some soapy water.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:03 AM   #18
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If you have children or pets and like the look of the leatherette, I'd strongly recommend it.

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Old 10-16-2014, 09:55 AM   #19
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We have the leatherette in our current TT had cloth in our previous TT and have had no issues with either. But then we don't allow dogs or cats in our TT so that I think preserves the trailer in itself.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:32 AM   #20
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I would vote cloth but not the soft velvety feeling type of cloth that I have seen in some trailers (mostly older ones). It needs to be the more thick sturdy type. That stuff holds up well, can be scrubbed without damage (if needed), and I think it is a better material for hot/cold conditions. The vinyl (leather) transfers a lot of that to you whereas the cloth is less apt to do that. I also hate when the back of my legs stick to the furniture as can happen on the vinyl.

I like leather in my car and in some rooms in my house but not so much in my RV.

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