Okay, this is a small thing that I thought I'd share in appreciation of the forum's collective wisdom. None of us are as dumb as all of us!
Back in March, I bought my wife and I our first RV, a '94 HR Imperial pusher Class A. As soon as I had the cleared title in my hands, I picked up my wife at El Paso airport, and we spent 3 days driving the coach from Alamogordo back to Dallas. We had a blast! Then in May, we attended a small regional rally in Central Texas for a kind of dry-run with the rig.
That's when we finally
stepped out of the coach while the privacy curtains were drawn across the windshield...
This is how we discovered the awful staining across the drape liner. I mean it was BAD, something out of a horror movie, the color of dried blood. I told my wife we're living in the murderbus
I bought a big sheet of reflective sun shade, and we refrained from using the windshield drapes all summer. I thought for sure we'd have to order the custom replacement curtains. Long story short: I finally found the usual discussions on this problem and the OxyClean best practices.
I pulled the driver's side panel and took it home from the storage yard; told my wife that "everyone says" you can clean this up in the wash. I was met with cool skepticism, which is a funny role-reversal for us. Four maxed-out wash cycles later, and the results are in.
Thanks for all the help, y'all. That saved me a few hundred bucks!