Making Ford car seats dog proof
In reference to the cloth Captain Chair seats that come in the Ford F-150 pickup truck, can Ford use a more durable cloth material that has an elastic/ stretchy quality? Also, can the stitching of the cloth be done better so that the stitching doesn't loosen or pop loose. Some Ford pickup truck owners have pets (dogs) that ride in the cab of the truck. Dogs will either jump from the back seat onto a Captain Chair seat or if it is a big dog (80 lbs. +), use its hind legs to push off the back seat, squeeze between the Captain Chair seats by way of the center console, and occupy itself in a Captain Chair seat. In either case, the dog digs its nails into the cloth material of the seats thus putting stress on the cloth material and stitching. Plus, the weight of the dog impacting the seat places stress on the cloth material and stitching. Remember, a dog has (4) paws on the Captain Chair seat applying pressure downward to stabilize itself while the truck is moving or braking. This pressure can cause a premature wearing down of the cloth material leading to fraying and the yellow foam cushioning underneath popping out. Dogs love pickup trucks and make great riding buddies
By: Duane P.
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James L This is a great idea! Ford could offer a “pet friendly” optional package that would include paw (and claw) resistant materials for the seats, floors, center console and door panels for those pets that like to hang their head out the window. It should also include built in pet restraints and possibly a retractable screen for the back to keep the pets in the area they should stay in. Most applicable to SUV’s but would be nice to keep them out of the front seats when they can’t be up there.
2 months(s) ago via
Peter R Hmmmmm. I just bought seat covers.
6 months(s) ago via
Katherine H What if the back seats in pick-up trucks were made from that pretty "recycled" plastic in assorted colors and Patterns!...and the seat backs had bubbles to match the design of the massage bead seat covers or something better...and the seat chairs were plastic with "cut-out" areas for puffy carpet fabric inserts to keep human posteriors cozier and spaced to discourage successful puppy pawing...I really like the use of patterned or swirled colored plastic for the base, because it could look luxe instead of industrial and would hide toenail scratches, etc.
11 months(s) ago via
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