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Posted: 08/05/12 04:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any tip's on cleaning the awning of My TT before it's rolled up? It's an electric awning so when it's open, it's pretty much level. So stuff get's on the top then get's rolled up in the awning making a mess. Thank's

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Posted: 08/05/12 04:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on what is on it....tree sap is really tough to get off.
But for-
Mold, mildew, basic dirt...a mixture of bleach, dish soap and water sprayed on and left to work for a few minutes, then hose.
Or..Tilex bathroom mold and mildew cleaner.

You can use a cheap garden sprayer. Wear old clothes.


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downtheroad wrote:

Depends on what is on it....tree sap is really tough to get off.
But for-
Mold, mildew, basic dirt...a mixture of bleach, dish soap and water sprayed on and left to work for a few minutes, then hose.
Or..Tilex bathroom mold and mildew cleaner.

You can use a cheap garden sprayer. Wear old clothes.


This is pretty close to what the maintenance instructions said that came with my awning. It said to apply this mixture, roll up the awning for an hour which will get both top and bottom, then unroll and rinse.


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Posted: 08/05/12 05:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

magic eraser and no elbow grease....no pressure just lightly rub it..You cab toss it on and use a brush on a pole to move it around the awning if you cannot reach


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10 to 1 water/bleach solution I'm a garden sprayer bottle, add a generous squirt of Dawn. Liberally spray both sides of awning fabric with solution until soaked. Roll up/close awning and let sit for half hour. Open and rinse off with water. Rinse well to make sure all solution is off of fabric and side off trailer.
Awning should look as good as new. If awning still looks dirty, repeat process except lightly scrub with long handled soft bristle brush before rinsing.
Works great for me. The bleach will not hurt or discolor the fabric.
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if you are looking to clean it off at the end of a camping trip, before rolling it up. hubby carries a lightweight push broom, when too much stuff is on the slide or the awning he climes up on the roof with the broom and brushes them off.

if you are looking to clean a dirty awning, see the above post, that's what we do and it comes clean. depending how dirty may also need a push broom and some "elbow grease" to do some scrubbing as well.


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Thanks. that's a great idea. Wet it down, roll it up, open it back-up wash it off. all I have to do is figure out how to clean it before it's rolled up at the end of a trip ?

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Tried the bleach spray and rolling the awning up. Did nothing, way to dirty. Soft scrub with bleach and magic eraser did the trick.thanks again

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