Originally Posted by Jeremy9107
Does anybody know the best way to clean curtains? I have a 1970 Caravanner I am cleaning up. I want to keep the curtains and they are in decent shape, but I don't want to destroy them trying to clean them.
Is there a good place to get original curtains?
When I first purchased my Overlander in 1995, the drapes were 15 years old and I decided to launder the drapes. I used Woolite in a top-loader washer on Gentle Cycle . . . had to run them through two cycles to get them clean. The only casualty was the set on the bathroom windos that had too much sun exposure and were shredded during the first cycle.
If you find that you want to replace your drapes with drapes of similar quality, there are several possibilities:
- JP Drapes . . . a long-time stand-by who produces drapes to Airstream patterns with an array of fabrics that includes a near match to the OEM fabric in the drapes of many Airstreams.
- Fowler RV Interiors . . . another long-time stand-by who produces drapes to Airstream patterns with an array of fabrics that includes a near match to the OEM fabric in the drapes of many Airstreams. Arlene Fowler has made new drapes for both of my coaches . . . the Overlander in a fabric of my choice that was far from the original while the drapes in the Minuet are a near match for the original fabric and color.
- Airstream, Jackson Center . . . . OEM drapes are available through Airstream for many coaches.
- Silver Threads . . . a Forums member who has been a regular poster to these Forums.
I am sure that I am overlooking some of the vendors for drapes, but the four readily come to mind whenever someone mentions Airstream drapes.
Good luck with your coach!