About alcohol and cleaning cushions - Vodka is ethanol with other additives for taste. Denatured alcohol is ethanol with additives to make it not consumable, and these additives would damage foam. Isopropyl alcohol is a different molecular structure and is not consumable but kills bacteria.
So Vodka would have the least additives. If your buying $5 Vodka, you're probably getting 40% alcohol and 60% water. Isopropyl alcohol also comes in different percentages and if you google it, you'll see recommendations for spot cleaning cushions. I'm not recommending anything.
Alcohol is antibacterial and kills bacteria but not necessarily fungus or viruses and does nothing for mold or mildew. Bleach is probably the only thing that would take care of the mold and mildew and I don't know if the foam could take that. If your foam has mouse urine, feces, mold or mildew.. ditch it.
But, keep this in mind - Foam is basically, toxic in my opinion, and if yours is NEWER than 1975 it has been treated with toxic flame retardants. They changed the chemicals somewhere in the 80's I think, but the new ones caused health issues for the workers and there is an ongoing effort to rid the foam of flame retardants.
I was revisiting this old thread because I'm getting to the point that I need to plan for what to do about my missing gaucho bed, and it appears their website is now defunct. That's too bad.
I turned the gaucho into a permanent bed and bought a memory foam Walmart mattress then cut to to fit. If you don't have kids you don't need the couch.
Whether I keep my current camper or not, I still prefer to have the couch rather than a full-time bed; and there's a chance I may sell Lola someday, so I'd like it to appeal to the masses rather than my individual wants.SaveSave
Post by girlandcoconut on Aug 11, 2016 18:01:25 GMT -8
I've been researching options for this too. I just really like the open feel of my trailer so want the dual functionality.
When flat, the area measures 48" wide but when slid in, there'd be no way around having a few inches sticking out on the seat and above the back shelf when folded, especially the thicker the material.
I found original photos of the same year/model trailer as mine and the cushion is one large piece for the seat and then two pieces for the back cushion. I like that it doesn't stick up in front of the window but it makes the actual seating area narrower and I'm a fan of a deeper seat.
Post by ladywendolyn on Aug 12, 2016 0:34:00 GMT -8
The photo you posted is a Groucho cushion that is fully attached. I have see the rear done with one back cushion and the other cushion split in half and used as bolsters or stored. One other solution is to pull the front edge of the whole seat forward. It doesn't have to be that narrow. Just takes a bit of reconstruction. I'm doing that as I like s deep seat too