Hymer Upholstry

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  1. Figaro

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    I planning to give my Hymer some extra tlc this weekend and thought of removing the hab upholstry and putting it through the washer. It all seems to unzip and come off the foam base. Not seen a label yet. Has anyone tried washing the upholstry before and was it successful ?
     
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    Are there any washing labels, or anything in the hymer instruction book??
     
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    Well you should know, you own a very nice one.
     
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    Mine is a 2003 model. I have removed the covers from the L-shaped settee and the rear bed mattresses and washed them without any problems (low temperature / mild action). Not possible to do this with the front seats of course.
    It was a bit of a struggle to get the cushions back in the covers but just took patience and persuasion.
     
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  5. Figaro

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    Just what I wanted to hear, thanks (y)
     
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    Not thought of looking in the book, but I will, thanks
     
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    I think the manual does not suggest washing but I pressed on without any problems. As I said earlier, use a gentle wash and be careful about spinning if your covers have plastic inserts to hold them in place. Mine do so I used a low speed spin and held my breath!
     
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    I work in the reupholstery market. Most fabrics are washable, it's the fire retardancy backing that sometimes recommends dry clean only. You should be fine to wash on 30 degrees, spin cycles are ok but don't tumble dry as this is likely to cause shrinkage. Best to us a washing liquid and not powder as well.
     
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    Hi we have a 2009 Hymer, which we bought recently the covers are a suadette type material. I took some of them off, they unzipped but were connected by plastic toggles. It was difficult to get them off but they washed up ok. I left some of them on the cushions and gently rubbed them with warm water with oxy wash in and they came up really well, as good as the machine washed ones. The arms of the cab chairs were black with dirt but they came up beautifully.
     
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    I took the covers of my previous vans sofa, V reg Hymer, and machine washed them and they came out brilliant although it took a little patience to persuade the inners to get back in.

    I used an upholstery spray foam cleaner to do the front seats and armrest, they also came up great, the name of the product escapes me at present but should anyone be interested I will check in the garage tomorrow.

    Also just washed and ironed all the curtains and nets :rolleyes:

    Norman.
     
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    We successfully cold water washed our caravan upholstery fabric covers & curtains on a wool programme & max spin then line dried. All came up like new (y) Worst part was getting the foam in & out but no problem if large zips. Our motorhome upholstery is wipe clean but use throws anyway.
     
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    the trade secret to putting covers back on is use a large sheet of polythene. roll the polythene sheet around the foam tightly, leaving the ends open. then slide the cover over the polythene. finally just pull the polythene sheet out and zip up.....much easier
     
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