My thoughts & opinions… take them for what you will:
None of the cheap materials that are used on what I’ll call “budget furniture “are going to withstand the various conditions an average RV is subject to.
This is not necessarily the case with furniture in your home… or the fabrics in your car or truck. You home stays in one place. It obviously doesn’t move. The same atmospheric conditions of temperature, humidity, etc rarely change… and, as you live in it, those conditions are usually pretty ideal.
Your car or truck moves, but you’re generally using it at least once a day… using the heat or AC as conditions warrant, keeping the interior fabrics on your seats somewhat within their optimum use parameters. And let’s face it… those materials are usually either fine leathers, or industrial strength fabrics.
Contrast that with your RV’s conditions. As it travels the country, those atmospherics change on a regular basis. Some areas are muggy, some are dry… some hot, some cold… etc. The material absorbs & loses moisture differently in those conditions… they expand & contract… etc. And, let’s not forget the conditions when your rig just sits unused for weeks & sometimes months at a time… when the heat and/or AC units aren’t regulating the conditions in the interior. They bake in the heat… and freeze & contract in the cold.
Bottom line… anything made of “pleather” just ain’t gonna hold up… period. And neither are cheap, thin, inexpensive leathers. You want quality, you gotta buy it.
Contrary to all of the marketing hype, and popular belief… RVing ain’t cheap.
2013 VOLTAGE 3200 (EPIC I & II)
2014 Ford F-450 PLATINUM
2018 BMW R1200GS RALLYE