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Old 07-09-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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shoddy furniture

I love my Montana but the furniture is awful. It is supposed to be leather - ha! It is cheap crap. The 'leather' is literally peeling off the fabric. The unit is only 4 years old and I have to replace 2 recliners and the sofa. Has anyone had any success getting Montana to address this issue? We are not even full timers - only go out for an annual trip up north to visit the kids. Use the unit maybe 4 weeks out of the year. This is not normal wear and tear.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:47 PM   #2
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There is a tag on it that says what it is.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:14 PM   #3
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Most of them are bonded leather (basically leather glued together like plywood). Furniture in these things a short term at best. In our old Montana we never used the easy chairs or mattress sold them new. On our new rig we are using the chairs, but I'm already working on where our replacement theater seats are going to come from. All furniture was supplied by the low bidder.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:36 PM   #4
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Like DQ Dick said. We were aware of the Quality of the so called leather and did not order our Montanas with the so called leather furniture.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:21 PM   #5
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Yea you are right. The stuff isn’t much. Cloth would be better.
When people look at new campers they think, leather wow!! You can’t look at it and see it’s junk.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:43 AM   #6
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so now what do we do

It is obvious I have to get new furniture. What have the rest of you done? Is it worthwhile to reupholster or should I just buy new? If new - where did you go? The camping mags are so expensive. I get Lazy Boy for the chair but what about the sofa?



BTW - we did not select the furniture, it is what came with the camper. But I have had other campers for years and never had this issue. I am very disappointed.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:45 AM   #7
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One of several reasons we went with the 5er we own - it had cloth covered furniture. That is pretty solid stuff but even that was replaced by the more comfortable La-Z-Boy wall hugger recliners and an Englander sofa(a La-Z-Boy brand). Those virtually unused takeouts are now in our basement and can be had.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:09 AM   #8
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Any chance you have a large dog that you allow on the furniture?
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:22 AM   #9
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yes on the sofa, no on the recliner. We thought it was the dog at first, but since he is not on the recliner and there are areas on the sofa, such as the side of the armrest, that he would never have reached, it was not because of him.
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We have replaced furniture over the years with Flexsteel,, Lazy Boy, and most recently purchased two ultra leather recliners from Glastop RV Furniture out of Pompano Beach.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:38 AM   #11
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There is also an RV furniture outlet in Nampa, Idaho that seems to offer most anything you want. We replaced the recliners after one started to peel, with a theater seat from local furniture store and sofa with a jack knife from Nampa. When we bought our 5er Good ol Crapping World managed to to sneak in an Interior/exterior furniture and finish “warranty “ that covers absolutely nothing! ($1999 non refundable) they will TRY to repair it and if that don’t work tuff crap! The real Farce is the No refund crap, thank you Lemonis!
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Friends of ours had their shoddy furniture reupholstered in Florida a couple of years ago with real leather.It was expensive but less expensive than the purchase of new furniture.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:14 PM   #13
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Is there a problem with buying a normal home loveseat? Not sure how I would get one into the 5er. Our rig is less that 6 month old but already I can see the furniture is cheap.
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Poor quality furniture

We too have the same problem with our 2015 Big Country. Our theater seating back is peeling. Please let us know if you are successful in a resolution.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:29 PM   #15
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It’s a known issue from about that time period. Keystone won’t do anything about it however. But it’s chinese junk and just flakes apart as you drag it to the garbage. I had exact same experience on 2014 3402RL. Someone mentioned Glastop RV in Pompano Beach Fl. I highly recommend them as well. They make plain looking, but very high quality stuff. Pricey but worth it.
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Itís a known issue from about that time period. Keystone wonít do anything about it however......
Ours (2016) is doing the same thing, and yes, it's been discussed in previous posts. It has to be the worst bonded leather I've ever seen. Solution is to reupholster at great expense, or locate replacements that will sort of fit.
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I would not reupholster. When I pulled ours out and sawsalled to carry to the dump, the construction was as cheap and shoddy as the bonded material itself.
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I got the same problem with the couch and 2 recliners and I don’t have a dog. I’m not a full timer
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:28 PM   #19
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2014 Mountaineer same issue

Bought used in 2016, Furniture looked like new. Don't think unit was used very much as mattress still had original plastic on it as well as the dining room chairs. After 2 years sofa on one side is almost all pealed and on other side significantly pealing as well. With the issue of front living room the sofas are mounted higher than the floor so if replaced must find something with legs high enough to remove for proper sitting height. Think that for the money we paid furniture should last longer than 2 years.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:37 PM   #20
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Our recliners are also peeling. The problem with replacements is that the controls for the left seat cannot be on the outside of the arms as there is not room to get your arm out there. I have not seen recliners in a regular furniture store that have controls on the inside of the arms like the junk that came with the Monty. In my 3610RL the max length of the recliner is 70" which is also an issue. To get it into the unit you must also be able to remove the back from the base. This is a disappointment considering the cost of these RVs.
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