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Old 04-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Caring For Your RV Awning

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1.One of the best ways to keep the fabric looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleaning is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help prevent dirt from becoming deeply imbedded in the fabric. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.

2.When it’s time for a thorough cleaning, the fabric can be cleaned while still on an awning frame. For vinyl fabric – Use a soft brush and warm water with soap. For acrylic fabric, use a stiff brush and warm water with soap.

3.When cleaning the fabric, it is important to observe the following:
•Caution: Do not use oil based cleaners or any caustic, granulated, or abrasive type cleaners on your Jayco RV awning.
•Always use a natural soap, never detergent.
•Water should be cold to lukewarm, never more than 100°F.
•Air-dry only.
•Never apply heat to the fabric.

Always allow the fabric to dry thoroughly before rolling up the awning to avoid mildew. Vinyl-coated polyester fabrics are mildew resistant because of a chemical biocide in their coating. Under ordinary conditions, mildew will not appear. However, in areas where high temperature and humidity are common, mildew can be a problem and may require the material to be washed more frequently than in cooler, drier climates. To clean mildew from a unit’s awning, thoroughly rinse the fabric with clean water and allow to air dry completely before rolling it up.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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I saw this on the blog a few days ago. Thanks for posting on this forum.
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thanks for the info, happy camping
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I scrub mine with bleach and water mixture, roll it back up and let it sit for about 30 minutes, unroll it and rinse and allow to dry. This seems to work well in removing stains. Not my idea though, I heard it from someone else.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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That's good info, but i haven't found anything yet that will remove pitch or sap from trees. I tried dishwashing liquid but all that did was fill my driveway with bubbles. Any ideas?
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I am curious as to whether oxy-clean powder would work on the stains..
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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i tried an oxy-cleaner and that actually did remove the stickiness, but there is still orangish stains. i may try something with bleach in it but i'm afraid i.m stuck with them. the trouble is that it transfered to the underside when i rolled the awning up. Otherwise it wouldn't bother me so much. Thanks
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I was able to remove orange sap stains from the vinyl wings on our hybrid with a MR Clean magic eraser and a Canadian product called Magic Boss
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I remember reading that you need a citrus based cleaner for sap. Ive seen such cleaners at RV stores.
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