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Old 06-17-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Gotta Wash the Trailer and Awning, any Recipes out There?

Anyone have a home-made recipe they use for washing down their TT and awning?

Or should I use a store-bought soap?

I gotta wash down my TT this weekend and the awning, which the PO put away wet and is now moldy. I was going to use just plain ol' blue Dawn dishsoap in a bucket, but want to know if paying the extra $$$ to get specialized soap is worth it.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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If you have Dollar General Stores, there is a product that comes in a spray bottle called "Totally Awesome". This sells for a $ 1.00 a bottle. True to it's name, it cleans most everything and does a great job for a great price. I would continue to buy this product if it wen't up to $10.00 a bottle because it works. Give it a try and see what you think.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:40 PM   #3
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Clean it with super clean it's a blue bottle you can get it at Home Depot and auto zone also buy some simple green mix them in a bucket with water nothing better then that I would only do the roof with the Dicor roof cleaner or plain car soap

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:02 AM   #4
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Depends on what the siding is.
On the rubber roof, they recommend Dawn dish soap, and a mild bristle scrub brush. On the sides I use car wash soap. Use the Totally Awesome or the Super Clean on the awning, but don't get it on the sides. and use plenty of clean water on all.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:15 AM   #5
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Automotive car wash, a good sponge or wash mitt for the body and roof, and a medium bristle bush for the awning along with some personal elbow grease. There is no magic potion better though many claim miracles will happen if you use their product (the only 'miracle' is the claim and you parting with the extra dollars). Thetford (and Camco) make awning cleaners, but I've not had any better luck then with the car wash. Black streak cleaners will clean them off well but any wax or polish goes as too. Do not scrub the roof hard if it's a rubber roof. You are taking life out of it. Just a good wash down - and those deep stains - they may stay forever.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:33 AM   #6
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Our awning manual has this recipe for cleaning:

1/4 cup dish soap
1/4 cup bleach
5 gal warm water
Mix together and apply to the top of the fabric. Roll up the awning for 5 minutes then unroll and rinse both sides. Repeat if necessary and let dry before storing.

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