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Old 05-09-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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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 . . .

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 05-10-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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Had ours dry cleaned a couple years ago, no issues.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
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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.
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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.

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