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Old 10-13-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Leatherette VS Cloth

Hi Fellow RVers,
We are looking at Letherette Vs Cloth, any opinions from seasoned Rvers ?
Thank You,
John & Marianela
Plus we are looking to be in Tampa for a month working, any recommended nice campgrounds ?
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:22 AM   #2
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We looked long at hard at the leatherette and in the end decided to go with the cloth. The leatherette is very thin and I wouldnt think it would take much to tear it. As our dog travels with us, and as he owns the joint, he spends time in the chairs so we were afraid of a tear. On the upside the leatherette would be much simpler to clean. I think the cloth will wear better over time.

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Old 10-14-2014, 06:13 AM   #3
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Leatherette a fancy name for plastic... I'd pass on it..
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:45 AM   #4
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Depends on your situation. If you let your dog on the furniture, do not get leatherette. If you have little kids along that spill things constantly, it would be a wise choice.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:46 AM   #5
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We looked long at hard at the leatherette and in the end decided to go with the cloth. The leatherette is very thin and I wouldnt think it would take much to tear it. As our dog travels with us, and as he owns the joint, he spends time in the chairs so we were afraid of a tear. On the upside the leatherette would be much simpler to clean. I think the cloth will wear better over time.

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+1. I invested in the couch covers numerous retailers sell at $20-$50 bucks and they save my fabric from the kids and dog. Take it out and shake and the couches look like new.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:21 AM   #6
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We got the leatherette and was told upon delivery that it does scratch very easy, so I would think any animals would not work out very well. It does look good and so far we have not experienced any negatives. Good luck! (I am also looking for any Tampa/Clearwater campgrounds for next spring if anyone knows)
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:52 AM   #7
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That goes against what I thought... I thought the leatherette would last longer than the cloth. My old camper is cloth and very thin and threadbare. I assumed the vinyl/leatherette would withstand more abuse.

Is the general consensus that the fabric is better? I have a 2 year old and soon to be new boy who will likely spill things, but also 3 min pins with sharp nails...
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I hate sitting on hot sticky seats in the summer. You can flip the cloth cushions over and have a wipeable surface.
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Plus we are looking to be in Tampa for a month working, any recommended nice campgrounds ?
Check out Lazy Days. It's next to the dealership. Nice pool, small resturant and close by other resturants.
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Go with the cloth and get it protected (Scotchguard). It is way more comfortable than that plastic stuff and you can get it reupholstered if the time comes.
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