Well, this recent deluge of rain in Vancouver (WA, not BC) has revealed one leak under the front window on the Burro
(it may be through enlarged hinge screw holes for the rock guard, as Per mentioned in a previous post). In the process, the water puddled on the drivers' side FG seat and the seat cushion got soaked - it smells very mildewy now. And after putting my nose to the other cushions they too hint at mildew.
I understand the cushions are original (1999 Burro), and it looks like the covers are made of some kind of synthetic, but there is no label to tell me what they are for sure. Has anyone had any experience dry cleaning their upholstery, or more generally does anyone have recommendations on getting rid of mildew in the seat covers and in foam cushions? (If direct sun is needed, it may be months before we can do that).
Also, the bottom edge of the fiberglass insulation in the trailer, on the driver's side (under ths counter of course) is wet, this is probably a second leak, maybe from the roof vent - I'm guessing this wet insulation is prone to mildew and mold too. Is bleach the best and safest way to treat this area (once I find the source of this leak). Alternately, I'm thinking of replacing the lower band of FG insulation with a strip of closed cell foam to eliminate soaked FG batting (when our next leak occurs)- any thoughts on using closed cell foam for this?
As Always - Thanks,