washing seat cushion covers and drapes

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  1. corsini

    corsini New Member

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    Hi All,

    Looking for some advice from some more seasoned members. I have a 99 Starcraft 2107 pop up. I would like to know if it is possible to wash the seat covers and the drapes in my front load washing machine. I would use the gentle cycle and air dry them. Please let me know what your think
     
  2. kb0nly

    kb0nly New Member

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    On my 91 Skamper the seat cushions and curtains were easy to wash, just use a warm cycle on the washer or better yet use Tide Cold or similar and run them through on cold only to prevent shrinkage. Then just hang them up to dry!

    The seat cushions were easy to put back together because of their smaller size, but i also washed the covers for the beds, those were a pain to get back on and they still aren't quite right. My kids were playing on one bed while i did some work on the camper the other day and that one finally worked back into place inside the cover, so hopefully the other one will to when we sleep on it. The problem is getting the foam to fit back in there right and get it tuck into the corners, etc.

    I wouldn't call myself a "seasoned" member since i just bought my PUP this month, but this is the way i have been washing the covers for my couch cushions for years.

    Another option that i use on the couches for quicker cleanups of spills is a Bissell Little Green Machine, that works great on automotive upholstery and carpet as well.

    I might take mine along with on camping trips, the kids spill something and i can clean it up before staining is an issue.

    Yes, i'm a bit of neat freak, i just like to keep stuff looking nice.. lol



    1991 Skamper 245C
    1997 Pontiac Trans Sport
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  3. dandcp

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    my DW washed everything from our dirty 1984 Starcraft that we just got. Seemed to work fine. Like kb0nly said, it was a bit tougher to get the bigger foam mattresses in there. but little by little we got it in and wow what a difference.

    1984 Starcraft 21 Starmaster
    1995 Ford Explorer
    1 Canadian plus 1 American = 2 mixed up kids
     
  4. sewserious

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    You can take the covers off the matresses and clean them! Then clean the foam outside and rinse well with a garden hose! My mattresses will not fit in my BIG Whirlpool Duet front loader at all. Not sure what kind of washer you put those mattresses in, but it couldn't have been good for the washer!

    As for curtains, I washed mine (that said hand wash line dry) in said washer on the hand wash cycle and dried them on extra-low heat until almost dry then hung them up to finish drying. They came out great!

    Me '60 DH '56 DD#1 '82 DD#2 '90
    DGD#1 '01 and DGD#2 '04
    '01 Oldsmobile Silhouette <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle>
    '93 Coleman Roanoke <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle>
     
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    dandcp Member

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    LOL!!! I didn't mean I put the foam mattresses into the washing machine. I meant to get them back into the mattress covers. That was a bit tough.
    Still LOL...
    I can just imagine the visual you had of someone trying to jam a foam mattress into the washing machine.

    1984 Starcraft 21 Starmaster
    1995 Ford Explorer
    1 Canadian plus 1 American = 2 mixed up kids
     
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    sewserious New Member

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    That did make quite a picture! They are hard to get back in the covers though.

    Me '60 DH '56 DD#1 '82 DD#2 '90
    DGD#1 '01 and DGD#2 '04
    '01 Oldsmobile Silhouette <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle>
    '93 Coleman Roanoke <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle>
     

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