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I don’t know if anyone but me remembers when I installed leather seats in our last RV, Lance. To put it mildly, it was not fun, and I still bear the emotional and physical scars today. The pattern the seat maker used wasn’t quite accurate, so I had to remove and “sew” parts from the old seats onto the new ones. Plus, upholstery installing in general requires specialized tools that I had to buy and learn how to use. Like I said… not fun.
Fast forward to last month. We went test camping in Winnebago’s eRV2, and both Stef and I really dug the leather seats. Those eRV2 seats were made by Katzkin, and the eRV2 is a Transit just like our own RV. That got our wheels turning. Easy as you please, we have new leather seats now. Check it out!
I can say with confidence that Katzkin’s “install included” experience beats the pants off bloodying your fingers and knuckles out in the driveway!
Even though we got these seats comped, we just wanted fairly basic, two-tone seats in Number One. But we could have gone over the top with colors, seat heaters, seat coolers (!), embroidery… the list goes on. As I’m writing this, a 2020 Ford Transit is not an option in their online configurator, but a quick call to Katzkin confirmed that they did indeed have the pattern made. From placing the order to seats arriving just took a few days, and the install itself was completed almost as quickly as you can watch the video. Seriously, Francisco at Desert Mobile Auto Accessories is a pro at this stuff.
So far, we’re loving the new seats. We’re glad to have them installed in time for the summer travel season, and a big thank you to Katzkin for making the whole process easy.