Hymer Net Curtians.. Removing For Washing ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Does anyone know how to remove the net curtains for washing ?

    Sounds easy, but we have both tried and don't want to snap the gliders ..and they can't be pulled off the end, no space.. .. ..there must be a knack to it..
     
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    Oh there is indeed a knack I found it involved doing my neck in and losing several finger nails.
    Only way I could do it was to put fingers at top of curtain and roll it off the hooks, leaving hooks in place. Then there's the joy of doing this in reverse to get them back on( even harder)
    Whoever designed them is a sadist.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks @Hollyberry

    maybe explains why they badly need washing.. I suggested doing them in place with a bucket ... :LOL:
     
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    On both the Hymer's we have had you can un-hook them from the slider or just pull the slider out, if fact they usually pull out when you don't want them too.
     
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    Think I have it sussed.. they work like a safety pin

    I'm passing this info on to my cleaning lady :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Phillip.. just been out and taken them all down .. easy peasy when you know how.. (y)

    would never have found that little stop that allows them to come out of the track..

    great info.. cheers (y)
     
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    I initially found it tricky to undo those Hymer curtain hooks but once you get the knack it is really quite quick...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    They're much easier to get off than to put back! It's a bit awkward with the wall cupboards above the track so that you have to contort yourself to see what you're doing.
     
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    The air in the van was blue when I tried! They are a bugger to take down, but the satisfaction of seeing a sink full of black water is reward enough.
     
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    P.s I soaked mine in some warm water and oxy clean, then a gentle wash in the machine, came out beautifully...Mr mousy then decided he didn't like nets and they wouldn't be going back in the van!


    Extra hooks available on eBay.
     
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    Just lie on your back and think of England!
     
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    I found the nets in a bag when I brought mine,............couldn't see for the life of me how -or where to e-attach, so havn't bothered.............
     
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    Yep another for off, washed and never put back on, no use for anything we just use the blinds(y)
     
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    Now I'm not normally a net sort of person, but they can come in dead handy when I prefer to be enigmatic and maintain an air of mystery :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    If you take them off how can you twitch them while watching your neighbours struggling with their awnings.
     
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    Just saw this thread and I agree that they are easy to remove from the rail once you find out how.
    They washed up a treat and were also easily ironed, curtains also, and yes I did put them back up.
    Norman.
     
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    I disagree... most continental vans have them, they help stop the sun fading the soft furnishings.. they also provide a degree of privacy, particularly on busy aires, without shutting out the light.. you can also curtain twitch :whistle:

    I soaked the nets in a large bucket in lukewarm water and one cup of white vinegar... after a couple of hours the water was black..then washed in a normal 40c machine wash.. they have come up whiter than white .. :D

    Washed the curtains, in a dedicates 30c wash cycle. (Hymer say dry clean only ) they have also come up lovey and clean.. the machine water was dark grey ..

    I think re-hanging will be a fiddle job.. but well worth it to have them look like new..:)

    Yesterday I cleaned all the upholstery using a Vax .. (Beck's assured us it would be given a full valet before we took delivery .. my ar$e .. a wipe over with a damp sponge more like.. :rolleyes: )
    It was also filthy , the water was black after just cleaning the two captains chairs.. it now looks lovely and fresh.,.. and smells clean..
     
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    Been promoted and got in touch with your feminine side have you? :whistle::D
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    just can't get the staff these days :rolleyes:..

    but you know what they say...you want a job done properly.. do it yourself.. :D
     
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