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While I do like the vinyl seats (I have always had leather), I am starting to care less and less for the "premium cloth" inserts. The tread pattern is not what bothers me, rather it is the way the cloth seems to ripple after being sat on. In most cases, after 15-30 minutes after not sitting in the seat, the fabric seems to smooth back out, but at just 1k miles and over $50k spent on a brand new truck, you'd halfway expect to receive a quality interior that seems to not hold up too well. And to get out in front of any speculation, I am 6'3 @ 190lbs. This is not an excessive amount of weight that should be crushing the seat's foam/cover material as it does. AND secondly, although it IS a truck, I am very gentle with her and how I enter and exit the cabin. Anyone experience any similar issues?
 

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This is one of the reasons why I liked leather since its a bit more predictable and more forgiving but of course on a truck like this, leather would be weird. Have you by any chance contacted RAM to see what they will say?
 

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While I do like the vinyl seats (I have always had leather), I am starting to care less and less for the "premium cloth" inserts. The tread pattern is not what bothers me, rather it is the way the cloth seems to ripple after being sat on. In most cases, after 15-30 minutes after not sitting in the seat, the fabric seems to smooth back out, but at just 1k miles and over $50k spent on a brand new truck, you'd halfway expect to receive a quality interior that seems to not hold up too well. And to get out in front of any speculation, I am 6'3 @ 190lbs. This is not an excessive amount of weight that should be crushing the seat's foam/cover material as it does. AND secondly, although it IS a truck, I am very gentle with her and how I enter and exit the cabin. Anyone experience any similar issues?

For me, the fabric that doesn't ripple, but it does have a lot of friction a tends to grab the back of my shirt and un-tuck it a bit when I sit down. That's my only heartache. I would have preferred 100% vinyl over the fabric inserts.
 

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And, I as I have said before I like the Vinyl over leather do to how well the vinyl wears over time vs leather.
 

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If the fabric is an issue, you may need to completely reupholster the seats with vinyl/leather instead of simply covering it up because of the heated front seats.
 

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Also have an issue with the driver seat. The material sems to be separating from the cushion causing it to look lose. I do have heated seats. Talked to my dealer and they said to keep an eye on it....... Warranted for 3 years/36000 miles. I'm worried the seat will wear prematurely, bit will be sure to continue to log my concern.
 

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After 10,000 miles and 7 months of abuse by me, kids, hunting buddies, dogs, whatever... my seats still look about the same as they did when I got them. I've never seen any stretching, rippling, etc.

OP, I'd say the dealer will be replacing yours before the warranty is up.
 

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After 10,000 miles and 7 months of abuse by me, kids, hunting buddies, dogs, whatever... my seats still look about the same as they did when I got them. I've never seen any stretching, rippling, etc.

OP, I'd say the dealer will be replacing yours before the warranty is up.
Are you doing anything special to your seats when it comes to maintaining them? Any conditioners? Or nothing at all?
 

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You can't really condition the seat since the tread area is made of fabric, it'll just adsorb the conditioner.
You can try asking of the warranty covers the wrinkly seats.

The Basic Limited Warranty covers the cost of all parts
and labor needed to repair any item on your vehicle
when it left the manufacturing plant that is defective in
material, workmanship or factory preparation. There is
no list of covered parts since the only exception are tires
and Unwired headphones.
 

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Are you doing anything special to your seats when it comes to maintaining them? Any conditioners? Or nothing at all?
Nothing special at all. Just some interior cleaner from Wal-Mart on the vinyl on occasion, and vacuuming the mesh.

What's not holding up well for me are the floor mats. They've got all kinds of colors in them I can't get out.
 

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The one's you've pictured.
Have you tried giving them a good scrubbing at the coin carwash? I take mine out for every wash and hit'em with the pressure washer, they still look brand new and I work in heavy construction so they take a beating.
 

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I take them out and scrub them with a broom/brush when I wash the truck. Doesn't do much.

It's not a big deal to me. After all, they are there to absorb the mess. It's sort of a good thing, because it shows the rest of the interior is holding up well to the abuse.
 
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