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Old 05-16-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Awning cleaning... Not fun.

The awnings on this MH were nasty dirty... Spent the day hand scrubbing the gunk off. Has to be a better way.


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Old 05-16-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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I need to clean mine. What are you using?
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I used Mr Clean eraser which seems to do the job. Don't think there's any easy way to get the job done
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I just use those telescoping RV cleaning brushes and a suitable bucket for the appropriate cleaning mix.

You get a bit wet, but, it worked very well for me and the brush can cover large areas very quickly.

Got all my supplies from my local RV seller.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #5
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I clean mine with bleach and water.I take the water hose and wet the awning and I then sprayer the bleach/water mixture onto the awning with my garden sprayer.

I then close the awning up with the mixture on it and let it soak for about
thirty minutes .when I open it back I have a brush with a long handle that I will use for a quick scrub and then rinse.

I usually repeat this about three times and awning will come very clean and it has never faded the colors
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I spray mine down, spray with simple green, roll it up, grab a couple of cold ones and sit back. After about an hour unroll the awning, rinse the crap away. You may have to use a long handled car wash brush if it has been a while.
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I need to clean mine. What are you using?

I used the orange bottle of Lysol kitchen cleaner, a lot of rags, and tons of arm power.


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Old 05-17-2014, 09:31 AM   #8
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I drain all fluids from the coach. Carefully roll the RV on it's roof and extend the awning out onto my front yard. Scrub the heck out of it and reverse process.

No silly I just use good old fashion muscle and scrub it with my extendo brush and a solution of dawn dish soap and Mr. Clean.

By the way Virago-Rider your awning looks great!
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As what you see is mildew, here's what I do. Mix up a batch of water and bleach in a yard sprayer and spray the underside of the awning and let it work for a few minutes. Then take a brush on an extension pole and brush away. Little to no elbow grease required. Note of caution, wear old clothes.
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Since no one else has said it I am very impressed that you got over half of it done with a Mr. Clean eraser.
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A 10% bleach to water ratio. Apply, roll up, let sit for 10-15 minutes, let down, rinse. Repeat as necessary.

Vinegar is less caustic, smells better, but takes longer to work - about an hour.
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