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Old 03-06-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hi there, I was just wondering if the cushion covers are machine washable or if it would be best to clean them by hand??

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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Well I have a 1977 scamp and the covers were less than stellar......I decided to wash them and if the "made it" they stayed if not I was going to buy new ones.......they made it.........I did soak them in the tub first yeshhhhh gross brown water and then put them on the delicate cycle one at a time in the washer then line dried them.....sparkley new


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Hi there, I was just wondering if the cushion covers are machine washable or if it would be best to clean them by hand??

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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I can't speak to those cushion covers in particular, but if you do decide to wash them in a machine, I would recommend using one of the front-loading type machines that do not have the agitator in the center.

Years ago I washed a sleeping bag in one of the agitator-style machines and it was quite hard on it (rips). Many subsequent washings in the front-style with no problems, so I know they're gentler on that sort of thing.

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PS: I would probably "hand" wash them myself, at least for a first round (only going to machine if I had to). I say "hand" because I would probably put them in a bathtub or large plastic garbage can with some soapy water and do "The Stomp."
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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Ah, yes... the Stomp

I can tell you first hand it works! Search "stomp" and see my messages of last May.

They still smell clean! (unlike the trailer, all the soft stuff spent the winter in the heated basement.)

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edit: oops, I was reading cushion covers and thinking foam. Yup, we washed the covers in our washing machine, but line-dried them fearing shrinkage of the material. Worked well too. I tossed a few towels in with them to (hopefully) cushion the zippers so the inside of the machines wouldn't get too battered. (We used a front loading washer)
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Well maybe my use of "stomp" did make it sound like foam. Probably more of a foot swish than a stomp for cushion covers.

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Old 03-06-2009, 02:18 PM   #6
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Hi there, I was just wondering if the cushion covers are machine washable or if it would be best to clean them by hand??

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Paul, for ALL its worth, considering the covers age (fabrics and threads DO deteriate with age), would it REALLY hurt ya to wash them by hand, with a pre-soak FIRST?? ...followed with a line drying. Just thinkin of NOT having to replace them sooner than need be...
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