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Old 12-24-2013, 11:43 AM
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1985 300CD-T: Searching for fabric rear seat cover(s) to prevent doggie dirt

My vehicle is a 1985 300CD-T.

I am searching for some kind of fabric cover that would fit over the rear seat (bottom seat at minimum, even better if I could get a second cover that would fit over the back rest portion of the rear seat as well).

Here's the issue:
I own a 55 lb. dog.
She rightfully (tongue in cheek there) insists on traveling with me when I go out in the car.
She makes the bottom of the rear seat quite filthy despite my trying to keep her paws clean.

I'm just looking for something that will fit over the rear seats that probably has elastic around the edges to help it fit to the seat.

The cover does not need to be fancy, fit perfectly, etc. I just need something that works by keeping doggie's dirty paws from making a mess all over the rear seat.

I have tried Covercraft and a general Google search but come up with no hits yet.

If there are any suggestions for where I might find a rear seat cover(s), I would certainly appreciate it.

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Old 12-25-2013, 05:53 PM
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I bought one for my 300CD from a specialty dog and cat catalog. Unfortunately, I do not remember which one. I would recommend that you search the dog and cat catalogs. My cover has elastic straps that fit over the bottom and top corners of the seat. My 60lb Border Collie has taken over the rear seat in my CD, ML 350 and my wife's BMW.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:13 PM
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Brilliant!

Checked-out Amazon (why didn't I think of that?). This one...
Amazon.com: Deluxe Pet Car Seat Cover, Quilted, Water Resistant, and Machine Washable: Pet Supplies
...has dimensions that seem to be an excellent match to my back seat. Also has high ratings from a lot of people.

While of course my rear seat does not have headrests (remember, this is a 1985 M-B), I am confident that I can fit the elastic that would fit over the headrests to the brackets that hold the rear seat back in place.

Thank you for the help!
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:12 PM
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That's the one I have. Very durable.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:30 PM
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Update:
I have installed the aforementioned rear seat cover and am pleased thus far (dog seems to be good with it, too).

Some observations:
1. The slots for the seat belts to come through the cover are too high for my vehicle to be usable. Not a problem in my situation as the dog is the only one who rides in the back of my car. On the other hand, I have a harness for the dog that snaps into any rear seat belt and that is still usable because I can thread it through one of the cover's slots.

2. My vehicle does not have rear seat headrests. This is not a problem because I pleasantly discovered that the two adjustable (brilliant!) loops at the top of the cover will slip behind each corner of the rear seat back and thus stay situated.

3. The elastic loops at the bottom corners of the cover also fit around the corners of the bottom seat cushion (which is attached to the floor of the vehicle).

The cover seems to keep the dog from sliding around and that is a nice benefit also. So far, the cover seems to stay in place. It has two approximately 4" long PVC-type tubes that are secured to the back of the cover at around the same location as the slots for the seat belts. These are meant to be pushed between the rear seat's back and bottom cushion to keep the cover in place. So far, I have had no need to use them.

Only downside (in my view): Product is made in (surprise!) China.

All around, seems to be a very good product that does what it promises.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:18 AM
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I have the same issue with the rear seat belts on my ML350 and my wife's BMW. The seats are very hard to reach when the cover in on. My border collie wears a harness when he rides in either car and is strapped in through the seat belt. There are times when it takes me 10 minutes to get him strapped in. On my 300CD and 300D this is not a problem as the seat belts extend much higher from the seat and come up through the slots in the cover.
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