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Old 11-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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Just thought maybe there is someone who could use this info......on our 'new to us' 5th wheel, the dinette seats were dirty, on reading the owners manuel it stated that all upholstery and drapes should be drycleaned. Well, I washed the seat covers on a gentle cycle and hung them to dry...the result : awesome, no shrinkage, they are clean, smell good and look new And I didnt have to spend the money at the drycleaners!
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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Just thought maybe there is someone who could use this info......on our 'new to us' 5th wheel, the dinette seats were dirty, on reading the owners manuel it stated that all upholstery and drapes should be drycleaned. Well, I washed the seat covers on a gentle cycle and hung them to dry...the result : awesome, no shrinkage, they are clean, smell good and look new And I didnt have to spend the money at the drycleaners!

Thanks for the tip.

Within my family's TT, we have 3 kids and one is disabled. Vision food fight at the school cafeteria. That's how bad the insides of our TT can get (on really bad days). Especially when our dog gets inside our trailer and its hair starts flying all over as well. LOL!!!!! For us, we wrapped our sofa and kitchen seats with over-wear coverings. Some folks call it a "throw blanket". When our outer covers get too dirty, we simply remove and wash it. And while washing/drying, we replace with a 2nd set of outer coverings. So far, so good. Our Jayco materals "still" look great - when its outer covering is removed.

This "keeping it clean" approach works for us....

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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We have a Bissell "Little Green Machine" that works wonders on upholstery and carpet. We use it after every trip to get the inevitable spills out of the carpet and seat cushions. Keeping things clean is why the upholstery is original. The carpet and most of the drapes had to be removed and replaced because after 15 years of Southern sunshine, they just faded and wore out.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:26 AM   #4
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We have a Bissell "Little Green Machine" that works wonders on upholstery and carpet. We use it after every trip to get the inevitable spills out of the carpet and seat cushions. Keeping things clean is why the upholstery is original. The carpet and most of the drapes had to be removed and replaced because after 15 years of Southern sunshine, they just faded and wore out.
We just bought the 5W ....it's a 1999, all upholstery, drapes etc are original, I didnt notice the stained dinette seat until we got home and were 'puttering' around.....the window blinds were also dry & brittle, we've replaced them with mini blinds, other than that, everything is in such great shape considering the age! Buying one of the bissell little green machines sounds like a good investment!
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Spike, if our 4 boys were still at home and going camping with us, we would also be using several 'throws' !!!
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