Well, my replacement tarp came in from Chinook the middle of this past week. While I havent had a chance to fully inspect it yet, the few corners I have looked at seem pretty well sewn. The ridgeline seam tape is in MUCH better condition than the previous one. No lifting or peeling and is stuck down nice and flat. Also, the coated side of the tarp did not stick to itself when trying to unfold it for the first time. All in all I have been very pleased with Chinook's customer service and willingness to stand behind their product and warranty. Even though I bought mine from some no-name seller through amazon, I didnt have to go through amazon for the return which was wonderful not to have to deal with that hassle. I contacted Chinook directly through the email on their website and the rest is history. No problems whatsoever. I did have to pay to ship it to Canada but that was only about $6 USPS flat rate box so who cares- small price to pay. Lesson: buy your chinook direct from a Chinook authorized dealer to ensure the tarp is new stock in good condition.