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jason123
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Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:56 am

Hey guys
Looking at putting [url=http://www.4x4direct.co.za/shop/seat-covers-toyota-c-54_55/fortuner-caprivi-seat-covers-7-seater-p-839.htm]seat covers[/url] in my car. Done some research and come up with Escape Gear, Melvill & Moon, Takla products and Thuli. Has any body had any experience with those companies ? I am looking for the best set possible? Please can you guys give me some advice on what to do ?

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:04 am

welcom Jason,
sorry i cannot help, got leather seats so no need for those goods.

How about some pic of our van.

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:49 am

jason123 wrote:Hey guys
Looking at putting seat covers in my car. Done some research and come up with Escape Gear, Melvill & Moon, Takla products and Thuli. Has any body had any experience with those companies ? I am looking for the best set possible? Please can you guys give me some advice on what to do ?
Hi Jason. welcome!

For which Hilux and what is you estimated budget?

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:38 am

Howsit, Thanks for the responses, quicker than i thought, I drive a 2011 legend 40. I just bought it second hand and the interior is still in great condition and i want to hold the value when it comes time to say goodbye. It has front seat side air bags and obviously this is a safety critical issue when choosing. I also do small fishing trips with my close friends just for a good time but that does result in wet gear, and spilt beer if you know what i mean ??

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:39 am

I have no pictures yet but i will get onto that:)

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Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:56 pm

Interesting that you say that its because you have leather that you don't need seat covers ?? i also have custom leather interior and that is the reason i am looking at getting covers? I have been looking around and it seems to me that Takla products is the only 100% water proof seat cover manufacture? they are more expensive though? i wonder if its necessary to get 100% water proof covers?? I have also become aware of load liners.... But don't know how well they work?? Its a lot of money to play around with and i want to make the right decision. Some advice would go a long way for me ??

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Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:39 am

I have used these people , and have been pretty happy.
http://www.jackalberrycanvas.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
They are in the Honeydew area.
I fitted them to my first Mercedes Vito, and moved them to my second Vito.
I have only replaced the seat cover on the drivers seat. Bottom only.
Now over 7yrs and about 380000km.My wife has them on her Suzuki SX4.
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Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:52 am

I have looked up Jackel berry but i found they are not waterproof??? im not sure but i think water proof is a must have?? :?: :think:. Thanks for the post tho. This forum rocks :yahoo:

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Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:01 am

jason123 wrote:I have looked up Jackel berry but i found they are not waterproof??? im not sure but i think water proof is a must have?? :?: :think:. Thanks for the post tho. This forum rocks :yahoo:
Personally I do not think 100% waterproof is a must.

They are more there to stop dirt and chafing!

Fitting covers on leather seats is def. recommended, my wife's Tuna has covers on also, had em washed the other day and after 3.5 years the seats look like brand new :thumbup:

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Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:53 pm

I tend to agree with Mark on this one.
I fit seat covers and extra floor mats on every vehicle I buy. I so enhances the resale value after a few years.
I have Escape covers on my Hilux. Came with them fitted. Second hand.
I am not so sure that they are waterproof. They do however appear a bit thicker than the Jackalberry's on the Vito and the Suzuki.
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:05 am

Thanks for the responses guys. What seat covers does your wife have ?? This is such a mind block for me, really am stuck hey. Aside from waterproof how are the other features like safety ?? the legend 40 has air bags in the seats ?? Safety is very important. My understanding is that Takla has a Toyota approved air bag zip for the seat and escape gear has another system they use. I am worried that i loose the function of the air bag?? any thoughts on that ??

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:11 am

jason123 wrote:Thanks for the responses guys. What seat covers does your wife have ?? This is such a mind block for me, really am stuck hey. Aside from waterproof how are the other features like safety ?? the legend 40 has air bags in the seats ?? Safety is very important. My understanding is that Takla has a Toyota approved air bag zip for the seat and escape gear has another system they use. I am worried that i loose the function of the air bag?? any thoughts on that ??
The larger suppliers will have these features built into their covers. I have seen them.

Just as another thought, rather buy darker material than lighter material, you don't see the dirt as quick on the darker :thumbup:

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:14 pm

Yes colours are a big one as well, i don't think escape gear can give me a black set of covers because i don't think that you can dye canvas black ??? and no other colours will match my interior. Maybe i should just go with my gut and stop over thinking it and just get the more expensive Takla seat covers .... :confused:

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:35 pm

Tried Uthuli?

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Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:14 am

I have seen Uthuli and i must be honest i personally don't like the way they fit the car hey...

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Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:22 pm

jason123 wrote:I have seen Uthuli and i must be honest i personally don't like the way they fit the car hey...
Then I think you should call Melville and Moon.....

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi all, had a set of Escape seat covers and was not happy with them and changed to M&M :thumbup: They seem to fit better !
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Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:48 pm

At what cost?

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Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:12 am

Im getting the feeling that Escape gear and Melvill & Moon are the seat covers of choice ? I don't quit understand why though ? Any body want to explain there preferences ???

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Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Ive got escape gear by LA Sport and wow what a pleasure :thumbup: :thumbup:
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jagermeister wrote:Ive got escape gear by LA Sport and wow what a pleasure :thumbup: :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Why do they vibrate..... :mocking: :mocking: :mocking:

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Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:33 am

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Winner :yahoo: :lmao: :lmao:
I have decided that i am going to go with my gut and get Takla products!!! much more expensive But well worth i feel !!! You get what you pay for right ?? Well i will see :D: If any one is interested and considering getting covers as well let me know and i will update it once i have got them and let you know how well they work :) Thanks for all the input guys !!! Hilux club forum.... where have u been all my life :yahoo:

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Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:48 pm

Try Stone Hill Manufacturing seat covers. Best quality, service and pricing. I have had mine on for 4 years now and they are still superb.

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Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:00 pm

I recently bough a set of Mellville Moon Seatcovers from DOCJ on the 4x4community site...pse call him on 013 6926942...speak to Willem..they had them on special for R3999 delivered I think...I took the charcoal colour. very happy.

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