Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
num1dgh's Avatar
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 495
Front Privacy curtains in Country Coach Intrigue

We recently purchased our 2006 Country Coach Intrigue (new to us) and love it. The front curtains are a little dirty, and a lot wrinkled. I have taken them down, and would like to have them dry cleaned, as the manual suggests. My local dry cleaner expressed concern that the dry cleaning chemical would damage the coating (I think it's a solar coating to block heat and light) would be damage by drying cleaning. I guess I could spot clean them with Tuff Stuff and iron them myself, but I'd really like to have them cleaned. Any input?? There are (yep, I counted them) 51 pleats . . .

John & Cathy Lamb
43' Winnebago Tour
num1dgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 10,122
Mine were 6 years old on my Monaco. I figured I got good life out of them and I would take a chance cleaning them. I had the local cleaner dry clean them. They came out very nice, but needed ironing. I paid $84.00 to clean 12' of curtains.

I hung them without ironing, but they didn't look good. I used a steam iron and watched TV while I ironed all of them. They look very nice.

I don't think you can worry too much about any solar efficiency loss in a motor home curtain. I just can't see that big of a loss for the amount of times you use the curtain for that purpose, unless you're full timers and are constantly blocking the sun with the front curtains.

Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
Junior Member
jgard489's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 29
Had ours dry cleaned a couple years ago, no issues.
John and Judy
05 Beaver Santiam
USAF - Retired - Division Chief/Fire Marshal - Retired
jgard489 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
rvjimmy's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Almond, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,461
We don't have any exprience in the cleaning part but the DW made a realy neat screen for the front window. You can see out but not in during the daytime, it shades and all and all works good and was not very costly.
2002 Newmar Dutch Star DP3569 330 CAT - Toad Jeep Liberty, DW is the Nagivator. Work to travel and everything revolves around the price of diesel.
rvjimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
dons2346's Avatar
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,778
I think the "coating" the dry cleaner might be referring to is the fireproofing.

We washed the drapes in our Intrigue and they turned out fine. They were washed on gentle cycle with mild soap. They were folded up and rubber bands were used to keep the pleats while they dried. After they dried, a simple ironing was done.

You might want to follow the manual as I see no reason why the factory would give you bad information on how to care for the coach.
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 05:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
GaryKD's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,533
Hi num1dgh,
If these posts do not provide the answer you are looking for, iRV2 has a dedicated CC owners forum. Go to Country Coach Owners Forum - iRV2 Forums and you'll find quite a few CC owners.

2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lee's Starting Back up Country Coach 2011 Smitty77 Country Coach Owners Forum 7 11-30-2010 08:58 PM
"New" Coach Front Tire Blowout (long) FLgatorgirl Monaco Owner's Forum 27 11-07-2010 09:43 AM
Country Coach vs. Alpine GypsyLady Country Coach Owners Forum 23 09-04-2010 09:58 PM
Country Coach Intrigue slide out leaks benchrest Country Coach Owners Forum 1 08-26-2010 05:39 AM
2009 Magna Country Coach Limit Switch Adjustment brianwillkan Country Coach Owners Forum 2 10-03-2009 04:11 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.