Go Back   Caravanning 4U > General Caravanning & Camping Information > Caravanning Top Tips


Caravanning Top Tips Great ideas from other caravanners and members with motorhomes & campers.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 9th June 2015   #1
flipperni's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: londonderry
Posts: 23
Thanks (For This Post): 0
Thanks (Total): 3
Rep Power: 0
My Mood

Dyeing caravan curtains

My caravan curtains were so badly faded i could no longer put off doing something with them. No idea how they got so faded as we only open the blinds when we are in the caravan. So i bit the bullet and decided to buy a machine dye and give it a go.

I was very nervous as to how they would turn out, as i knew it would be expensive if it all went wrong. The curtains were a green velvet so had no idea how they would take the dye.

So three boxes of dye later and three separate washes later they are finished. Over all i am pleased with them, but i probably should have used an extra half a box in each wash as there is still a very hint of a faded line in a couple on the ones that were really badly faded. Only draw back is the linings are now a pale green but i can live with that. Just have to give them a quick steam with the iron and then have a fight with them to get them back up.

Hope this is helpful if anyone is thinking of doing the same and are a bit nervous. Before and after pictures attached.

Regards Flipper.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg before.jpg (59.6 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg after.jpg (115.5 KB, 10 views)
You will meet your destiny on the road you took to avoid it.

Vauxhall vectra 19 CDI
Bailey Ranger 2003 (Road Runner)
flipperni is offline Top  
Reply With Quote
Unread 9th June 2015   #2
Ultimate Camper
harrym1byt's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: North/West Yorks border
Posts: 723
Thanks (For This Post): 0
Thanks (Total): 35
Rep Power: 41
My Mood

I only really need to worry about the sun coming in via the front, the sides and rear are in shade. I don't like using the silvered blinds, to keep the sun out, so what I used to do was loose fit some of those cheap reflectors they sell to keep the heat out of car windscreens. Last year I got fed up with that and used the blinds, as I suspected it caused them to seize up a bit - fine after a bit of upsy/ downsy.

This year I spotted some of those survival space blankets being sold in a £1 shop, so I cut one of those to fit the the window. Ties just in the corners, it works fine.

Another point, is to ensure you don't entirely block the airflow, between window and improvised blind or proper blind. It can get extremely hot with no air flow.

Dyeing, I know nothing about

harrym1byt is offline Top  
Reply With Quote


caravan, curtains, dyeing

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caravan Level indicator harrym1byt The Plough 4 30th May 2015 12:59 AM
dorema 2014 awning roof sagging Angie girl The Plough 2 6th May 2015 12:12 AM
Caravanners in protest against new caravan legislation due to be enforced phill Travel News For Campers and Caravanners 3 15th April 2015 06:30 PM
The Caravan Club says it is going to be busy, as happy tourers spring to life phill Travel News For Campers and Caravanners 2 4th April 2015 11:01 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2005 - 2019, Caravanning4u.co.uk

DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.