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Old 09-28-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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Seating - 2018 Classic 30

"Slippin and a Slidin" Great song by Little Richard but not for the awful slippery mush mellon seating in the dining area and couch. I'm 5'8" and my wife is 5'3" - and we cannot stay seated without slipping off the seating.

The dealer wanted $10k to reupholster. LOL - I finally called AS. They won't remedy the situation.

Before I purchased my unit I sat in the 30' International. The seating was a material that held you in place. I asked for the company to send out those seats for the dining and couch - no can do.

Any suggestions out there? I've already spent my retirement savings for this trailer and can not afford much more.

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Old 09-29-2017, 07:55 AM   #2
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Ours got less slippery with use for our 6'6" & 5'10" frames. Foot rest up helps and flat throw pillows.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:47 AM   #3
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Slip and slide on mush

Agree dinette seating is a challenge at best. We have not resolved this issue "YET", however we will. A little humor until solved, duck tape, Velcro, seat belts, lower the table on top of your legs?

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Old 09-29-2017, 09:06 AM   #4
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I guess I remember now I used extra place mats for a while, woven plastic.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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I agree that the seating gets less slippery the more it is used. Actually, I find it very, very comfortable. I am only 5'3 maybe shorter people fit better, don't know.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:36 PM   #6
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I agree that the seating gets less slippery the more it is used. Actually, I find it very, very comfortable. I am only 5'3 maybe shorter people fit better, don't know.
Hoo yah fit better, and on submarines
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:44 PM   #7
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:57 PM   #8
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Hi

We spent a lot of time hopping back and forth between the Classic and the FC. I don't remember any case where the FC seating seemed "better" to us. I have never found the Classic seating slippery. I did find a lot I didn't like about the FC seating.

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Old 09-29-2017, 08:02 PM   #9
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Here is our solution.
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:39 AM   #10
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Mojoe7009, dang that looks fantastic. Custom? Are those slip covers or did I you reupholster?
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:58 AM   #11
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Solution for you, but two large Labradors and when you leave them in the trailer alone they get up on everything but the beds. Up on the couch and the dinette they scratch and dig around trying to make a bed. In about a week of our first trip all the slipperiness was gone and much to our surprise so far in over 120 nights they have not damaged the coverings on the furniture.

Now, one could put one of the numerous pillows on the floor under each of your sets of feet and thereby have a place to rest your feet until they break in.

As much as we like Mojo's revision to the furniture, it would not work for us, pretty sure the two would tear thru that.


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Old 09-30-2017, 11:48 AM   #12
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Solution for you, but two large Labradors and when you leave them in the trailer alone they get up on everything but the beds. Up on the couch and the dinette they scratch and dig around trying to make a bed. In about a week of our first trip all the slipperiness was gone and much to our surprise so far in over 120 nights they have not damaged the coverings on the furniture.

Now, one could put one of the numerous pillows on the floor under each of your sets of feet and thereby have a place to rest your feet until they break in.

As much as we like Mojo's revision to the furniture, it would not work for us, pretty sure the two would tear thru that.


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Labrador's up on the sofa? Never ..... mine told me emphatically he would not do that. Sorry for any typo's in this message .... tough to type with a dog on your lap ....

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:15 PM   #13
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Solution for you, but two large Labradors and when you leave them in the trailer alone they get up on everything but the beds. Up on the couch and the dinette they scratch and dig around trying to make a bed. In about a week of our first trip all the slipperiness was gone and much to our surprise so far in over 120 nights they have not damaged the coverings on the furniture.

Now, one could put one of the numerous pillows on the floor under each of your sets of feet and thereby have a place to rest your feet until they break in.

As much as we like Mojo's revision to the furniture, it would not work for us, pretty sure the two would tear thru that.


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I get it. Our small English Bulldog only gets up on the couch when we put her there, even then the couch is covered with “her” blanket. Fortunately for us she can’t jump that high or it wouldn’t work for us either!
By the way, the center cushion on the big couch is now even with the two sides like it is supposed to be. Looks kinda funny in the picture I posted. Upholstery guys mounted it too low. I had to fix it.
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Mojoe7009, dang that looks fantastic. Custom? Are those slip covers or did I you reupholster?


Complete reupholster job. Quite the project but we really like it and my 5 ft. tall wife no longer slides off the dinette seats!
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:00 AM   #15
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Use bathroom mat

We went to k-mart and bought small bathroom mats that have the rubber backing and soft top. Bought a color that kind of matched the seat color. No more slipping and sliding. Just have to take you mat with you when you change seats or buy more mats.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:19 PM   #16
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We went to k-mart and bought small bathroom mats that have the rubber backing and soft top. Bought a color that kind of matched the seat color. No more slipping and sliding. Just have to take you mat with you when you change seats or buy more mats.


Thanks for the idea. I think I'll give this a try. I had thought about using the rubbery type of shelf liner on the seat, but your idea sounds more comfy.
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