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Old 12-11-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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This may be a personal subject, but I have a question; Do you use the sheets, pillow cases, or comforters, etc from a used trailer you have purchased?
After proper laundering, I see no need in throwing it out when it is still usable. JM2cW.

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Old 12-11-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
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I never use used linens that come with a used trailer, for the same reason I never sleep in a motel room. Who knows what the last person to sleep on them had?

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Old 12-11-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Other items?

If it can go through the washing machine -
then that is your choice!

What about the matresses and the cushions
and the upholstery and the drapes?

My wife had all of our stuff professionally
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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If the upholstery can be cleaned and is usable, I would keep it. It seems I seldom get a unit in that good of shape where the soft goods are concerned.
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I travel extensively and stay in motels routinely. As such, if the bedding is in good condition and clean I'd have no problem keeping it in service.

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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If I was afraid something so sketchy had gone on that I was afraid to use the sheets, I would be afraid to use the entire camper. I say wash em and go camping.

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:59 PM   #7
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Millions of people sleep every day on washed sheets, pillow cases and comforters in motels and hospitals I would and have no problem with it.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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A far as I am concerned, bedding washed with detergent and a little disinfectant is going to be clean. I would not be afraid to use it, as I would not be afraid of clean, washed clothing or bedding from a resale shop. Once I get it in my hands and get it clean, it is as safe as something new. I would definitely shampoo upholstery if it is in reasonable shape to begin with, just using my own judgement as to how bad it could be and whether it needs replaced or not. But then I've been an antiquer, flea market scavenger and recycler all my life, so I've never been afraid of "used". Guess that's why I'm in a vintage Airstream in the first place.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:29 PM   #9
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Some people are fine to re-use, but I prefer to buy new quality bedding in the fabric, color and thread count of my liking, thus making it "mine."
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Bedbugs make resurgence

Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
I never use used linens that come with a used trailer, for the same reason I never sleep in a motel room. Who knows what the last person to sleep on them had?
Terry is right, motel rooms are nasty. As a personal thing, I try to avoid sleeping in beds that strangers have slept in (motels, etc.) and won't wear used clothes (recycling is great but not with clothing). Some people are picky about such things--some are not.

Check out the article below on the resurgence of bedbugs, though. Hard little dudes to get rid of.

Bed bugs are back
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I only ware my undies once, then they go to Sals.
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I think you have to take it on a case by case basis, Im a big believer in good ol' fashioned bleach!
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as long as they were in good shape i probably would. Unless they were a weird color, my wife would change 'em pronto..................right now the fitted and pillow cases are hot pink, flat sheet is a royal blue and I think she has a handmade quilt that is creme with blue circles and burgundy squares........

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Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
I only ware my undies once, then they go to Sals.
But you didn't say that once meant "January" or "February" or ....
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