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Old 07-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Curtain restoration

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?
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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on our 2002 25C, three years ago,

I took them down, tagging them for location, then washed them with cold water on the "gentle" cycle, and hung them out inside the house to dry, with good results.

I'm told that they will shrink if you dry them in a clothes dryer.

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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The Airstream website has this pdf document describing the procedures for curtain cleaning. It says it applies to all years, but can't prove that by me as we've never done it, though my wife says, "it's time".
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:43 PM   #4
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For my 73 Tradewind, I soaked them in Oxyclean, three times, came out great. Do not wring them out, spread them out on a clothes rack. I also installed them a little damp, so the streched/fit. MPJ
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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Curtain restoration

Greetings Jeremy9107!

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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!

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2 weeks ago: took them down (marked for location), repaired some broken slides/elastics, soaked in tub in Oxyclean and rinsed a couple of times, folded on pleats and hung over the back of a chair outside to dry. They came out a lot better than we expected/hoped for, and without wrinkles.
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