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Hey, folks. I'm prepping my '19 EII for sale.

What does everyone advise for a nice thorough clean of the cloth upholstery? I've cleaned it pretty regularly with a hand-held steam cleaner/vacuum and special upholstery soap but I'd like to give a very thorough bath before selling. Dry clean, tub with upholstery soap and hand wash, clothes washer on gentle?

I looked at the manual and not much there. Also looked at other RVs and they mostly mention "professional cleaning" which I take to mean some kind of dry clean. Maybe I stink at the forum seach but I didn't find anything here though I expected I would.


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I wash mine in the regular washing machine on Cold/ Gentle, followed by a fast spin, and, lay them flat to let them air dry. I never had a problem. Oh yeah, remove the foam inserts first . 😉

John Davies

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Thanks, John. I've read a lot of your posts and I know you put a lot of thought into this stuff.

Also, I'm so glad you mentioned the foam. I was really struggling to get them all in the machine. I'm 200 lbs and they just won't compress! (That's a joke!)

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Once the cushion covers are dry, wrapping the foam in very thin plastic, like dry cleaning covers, may help you slide them back into the covers. Also, bending the foam just a bit, side to side . The plastic should slide back off if its cut to just fit the cushion top bottom and one end, after the foam is back in place.

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