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Old 04-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Awning cleaning question

So was wondering how many of you use the bleach water trick to clean your awning. I had a manual awning on my old trailer. I remember back in 2008 I was at a campground (camp waubeeka in fact) trying to clean my awning. Then I heard a voice yelling young man what are you doing, it was this old timer been camping for like 50 years. He said why are you wasting your camping time trying to clean that awning. Wait he said go home and before you wash your camper make a solution of half water half bleach. Spray it on your awning roll it up for 20 minutes open it up hose it off and it would look like new. Well I was skeptical but tried before I washed the camper and very carfefull how I applied it, I use a pump sprayer. Wow when I opened it like brand new awesome. So I would always before I washed it do this then I would wash the entire camper including the awning from top to bottom. It worked great. So I was wondering if anyone tried this with the power awnings. Mine is still new but they get moldy fast. Or has anyone else heard of this. My 07 looked like new when I traded her in.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have heard of using bleach and detergent to clean your awning that way, but my awning says NOT to use bleach, so I don't.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Awning cleaning question

I never use bleach on anything vinyl...
I was told it eats the stitching...
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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I use stuff called Zep...it's a mildew remover and works great. I bought it at my RV dealer. I asked them the best stuff to use and he handed me this bottle. My awning looks like it's brand new for $11.99!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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I use a product called “Spray Power”. It is a liquid soap, similar to Simple Green, but works way better. I spray it on and roll up the awning for 20 minutes to an hour. Unroll and spray down with clean water. That’s it. I have always been told not to use bleach.
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I use a product called Awesome. It can be picked up at the dollar store. Dilute as recommended, Spray it on, roll it up for 20 minutes, roll out, spray off.
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I visit my local store and buy generic awning cleaner. I then visit my local Dollar store and buy a soft hand brush. With my shop glasses on, I then spray and scrub - while standing on a little stool. Only take 2 hours to manually clean. And best of all, being a T2 Diabetic, my BG numbers vertically drop downwards (due to my arms above my head). Thus, less "D" drugs to force my BG numbers with meds.

This works for me. And, do damage to stitching or awning material.
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Has anyone tried one of those "Magic Erasers?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #9
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I cleaned my awning on my last trailer with a mix of Clorox and detergent like Dawn Blue Ultra.

Sprayed it on with a pump sprayer, rolled it up, wait 15 minutes, unroll and rinse.

Never caused a problem. I had the camper for 10 years.
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Has anyone tried one of those "Magic Erasers?
Yes I use them to clean my awning. I still use awning cleaner and a brush, but scrub any stains with the Magic Erasers. They are great for getting bugs off the front of the camper.


What you can use to clean your awning depends on what your awning is made of.
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