Cleaning Your Foam RV Cushions

It’s safe to say that most RV’s have a foam cushion or two whether it be on the sofa or the booth dinette. Unfortunately it has always been a mystery to me how to properly and effectively clean these cushions….. until now. This is especially helpful if you have recently purchased a pre-owned RV or are looking to put your RV up for sale. All you need to clean them and get them smelling fresh is baking soda, vinegar, a spray bottle, and some sunshine.

foamcushionspmSimply take the cushion covers off the of the foam and wash those according to the directions. Lay the foam cushions on the driveway or yard on top of an old sheet or blanket. Sprinkle the baking soda liberally onto one side of the cushions and allow to sit for a few hours in the sun before flipping over and repeating. After a few more hours in the sun you will want to get as much of the baking soda off as possible. The best way I’ve found is simply by shaking and beating the powder off. A vacuum is of little use to foam. Next you will want to fill a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water and mist both sides of the cushions. Once again let sit in the sun until completely dry.

You will smell a bit of vinegar smell for the first day or so (which is still much better than that musty, dirty smell) but all odors should neutralize within a week or so. I try to do this every year before we put our RV away for the winter to keep everything fresh and clean and ready for spring! Feel free to share any cleaning tips that you may have!