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Old 05-30-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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Best Way to Clean Power Awning

Hi there,
Just got back from a trip with our new 29.5 BHDS, and we have a power awning like all newer RV's. What is the best way to clean the awning? With the old manual style, you could drop it down straight on the outside wall and clean it. How do you all clean yours? I have some tree sap from camp this weekend, so I am looking for some ideas. When ever I roll it up, it gets sticky spots on the underside too
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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Best Way to Clean Power Awning

50% water ... 50% bleach ... few drops of dishwashing soap.

Spray it all over and roll the awning up. I have a dedicated two gallon sprayer so I don't get it mixed up with RoundUp or something nasty....

Let it set for 15 minutes. Roll it out and spray it off with water top to bottom.

Works great and is by far the easiest method I've ever tried.


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Old 05-31-2016, 07:38 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good plan J.Lockhart. I will have to give that a try. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:41 PM   #4
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Just did mine today. Sprayed it down with water and then used Dawn dish soap on the end of a long handled soft brush. Scrubbed the top and bottom and then rinsed. Looks great. Mine really wasn't that dirty to begin with.
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A bleach solution is the only way that works for me
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I have some sap on it too, so Id need to get that too.
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Bug/tar remover should take care of the sap
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I have found any hand sanitizer containing alcohol is best for removing tree sap.
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50% water ... 50% bleach ... few drops of dishwashing soap.

Spray it all over and roll the awning up. I have a dedicated two gallon sprayer so I don't get it mixed up with RoundUp or something nasty....

Let it set for 15 minutes. Roll it out and spray it off with water top to bottom.

Works great and is by far the easiest method I've ever tried.


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I use a product called "Spray Power" by Crown. Spray it on full strength, rollup the awning, let it site for 20-30 minutes. Unroll and use a carwash to scrub, then rinse. Works quite nicely. Spray Power works nicely to removed black streaks and bugs too.
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