I bought this item on ebay - about $78 with shipping - and I am somewhat favorably impressed at first look. Would commit to it right away if it were black rather than white. A big discount versus $500, and I will have to do the snaps either way. Next step is to blue-masking-tape it on to see how it fits and how long it takes the packing folds to fall out.
It seems heavy and well stitched, weighing about 4.4 lbs, bathroom scale accuracy. The zipper is large, plastic, with pull tabs inside and out. The edging has a leather grain different from the pinpoint grain of the main vinyl surface. The inside layer is black canvas, with a substantial hem turned back and sewn all around.
Do any of you who have and use the $500 covers have comments about appearance and function of the more matte and canvasy surface? Any recommendations about the viability of dying the vinyl from white to black?
Thanks for any insights.