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Old 04-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Cleaning cushion covers????

I have a 2007 Safari FB SE. My Cushions are looking pretty bad and need a good cleaning. I pulled everything of and need to know can I just wash on gentle and hang dry or do the need to be dry cleaned. Also did anyone have any bad experiences doing this??
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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I've not cleaned the cushions in an Airstream, but I have washed by hand in a tub with OxiClean, quite a few Airstream curtains, with good success.

I have spot washed with water a coffee spill on our upholstery with no issues, but that's not to guarantee we have the same type of fabric.

I would suggest you contact Airstream with your trailer's information to get their thoughts on your question.

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Old 04-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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I should n't admit this but I have washed the covers on my sofas, all upholsted pieces that I can strip off and drapes in my Airstream in the wash machine w cold water and minimal detergent & oxi clean. My key is to damp dry on a light heat in the dryer and immediately stretch over the cushions to finish drying. Works like a charm and I have done this many times. Good luck.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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I should n't admit this but I have washed the covers on my sofas, all upholsted pieces that I can strip off and drapes in my Airstream in the wash machine w cold water and minimal detergent & oxi clean. My key is to damp dry on a light heat in the dryer and immediately stretch over the cushions to finish drying. Works like a charm and I have done this many times. Good luck.
You know, this was exactly my thought. . Everything is synthetic these days.

I used to do this with cushion covers on the couch in our stick house. The key is cold water, in my experience.

If your cushions are light covered, oxyclean is a miracle product.

If they are dark, I would use just a dab of Cheer Dark or something similar to forestall any bleeding of color.

I used to vacuum thoroughly and then damp wipe with water and a bit of oxyclean the upholstery in or first RV, a 77 . Vacuum again once completely dry. Did a wonderful job of cleaning and deodorizing. The previous owner was a heavy smoker.

The other thing you could try is a carpet cleaner product. One of those that is dampish in the container, you brush it in and vacuum when dry. Those work very well.

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I have cleaned spots in place and used a wet/dry vac to clear the rinse water form the area ... never done the whole cushion cover, however ... likely depends a great deal upon the fabric type.
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I do not know the exact material type - Looks like cotton like the heavy drape material.
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I should n't admit this but I have washed the covers on my sofas, all upholsted pieces that I can strip off and drapes in my Airstream in the wash machine w cold water and minimal detergent & oxi clean. My key is to damp dry on a light heat in the dryer and immediately stretch over the cushions to finish drying. Works like a charm and I have done this many times. Good luck.
Ditto, we did the same with good results.
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Well I gained some courage and spotted them and put them in the machine on gentle. I did not let them fully dry and put them back on damp and all went perfect. They look new again and tomorrow I will apply the scotch guard. Thanks again for the help!!!!
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