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Old 06-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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How to clean awning

Got a question on something that might seem stupid. How do you folks clean your automatic awnings? My old rv had a manual awning and I could remove arms from the sides of the rv and clean with no problem. Our new 5er has automatic awning. Can't lower it enough to reach The whole awning and cannot really apply pressure for a good cleaning. Any suggestions?

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cleaning awwning

mine is electric and all I do is mix up some Clorox and water and with the awning extended go up on the roof and pour it all on the top, then go down and roll it in and let sit for 10 min. Roll it back out and rinse. If you have some stubborn spots just take a broom or brush to them. It cleans both sides. Wayne-43

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Just get a long brush, maybe a ladder and scrub a little.
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ladder and a brush.....started using Mr Clean erasers for stubborn stains.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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Mr. Clean Erasurer on the long handle. I think that they call it Mr. Clean Scrub Mop. You will NEVER use anything else again. 17 ft. awning top and bottom in less than 5 minutes.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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I put the picnic table out far enough to be able to stand on it to use the leaf blower to clean off the leaves and stuff.
Then I push the button to roll it up.
Out of site.
2 years. Still clean.
It is only out for shade or rain when we are in camp.
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Acrylic or vinyl?
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On my old 5'er I used Simple Green diluted with water. Spray it on, roll it up, sit back and drink a cold one. After about an hour, open it up, and wash the dirt, mold, or mildew off, let dry.

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