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Old 07-10-2015, 12:06 AM   #21
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I use TileX. Spray both sides,roll it up for a bit,unroll and give tough stains a little scrub with an extendable automotive brush and rinse. Looks like new and smells fresh.

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Old 07-10-2015, 08:09 AM   #22
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I used half bleach and half water. I had a spray bottle that sprays upside down. I sprayed sections of the awning, let it sit a few minutes, then used a sponge mop and bucket, and wiped it off. It came out perfectly white.
Half Bleach & Half Water ???
Did you really mean that ???
Don't guess that awning will be around for long ???

Don't get that mix in your eyes !!!

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Old 07-10-2015, 09:16 AM   #23
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I use whatever cleaner I have around the garage...

But my procedure is to use a sponge with a scotch-brite side, and start with it rolled up. That way you have something to scrub against when cleaning the bottom side. When you have that section clean, unroll it a little and reach around and clean the top, then scrub the underside part that is still on the roll. Un-roll a couple more inches and repeat till you get to the end.

Leave it out to dry and you are done.

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Old 07-10-2015, 09:27 AM   #24
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I pretty much clean mine as Cowracer does but I do use awning cleaner with added bleach. Once done I will dump water bleach solution on awning and roll up for 15 min the un roll rinse let dry then roll up put away. When we do gett rains I will roll out after words to dry. Later RJD
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:16 PM   #25
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From the Carefree of Colorado owner's manual:
One of the best ways to keep the
fabric looking good and to delay the need
for deep or vigorous cleanings is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with
clear water. This practice will help
prevent dirt from becoming deeply
imbedded in the fabric. In most
environments, a thorough cleaning will be
needed every two to three years.
For a thorough cleaning, the fabric can
be cleaned while still on the awning frame.

For Vinyl Fabric – Use a soft brush and warm water with soap.

For Acrylic Fabric – Use a stiff brush and warm water with soap.
When cleaning the fabric, it is
important to observe the following:

Always use a natural soap, never detergent.

Water should be cold to lukewarm, never more than 100F.

Air-dry only. Never apply heat to the fabric.

Always allow the fabric to dry thoroughly before rolling up the awning.
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Those cleaning instructions are different than the ones years back !!!
They used to say to add a little bleach to your soap & water,,, wet,,, roll up and let set for about 15 minutes...
I use either Car Soap with wax,,, or Murphys !!!
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:00 AM   #27
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Wow.... it's nice to see some good cleaning products and techniques that work for owners. Notes taken

My awning hasn't been subject to much use or staining, however, those darn pine needles can leave a nice dark mark if they get caught in the roll up.
I have had good luck with Camco's RV Awning Cleaner....for minor green and stains. It makes a good suds and leaves the awning shiny.


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So far I've traded coaches every two years and not cleaned mine.

Cleaning it would seem to be much cheaper tho??

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Scrubbing bubbles. Spray on as foam. Wipe off or spray it off
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Cleaning awning

Originally Posted by RRD1220 View Post
I have tried the pour cleaner from the top of the TT on awning and roll it up. Let it set and open it up and rinse off but this just don't get it clean. What is you method for cleaning your awning ?
I tried the awning cleaner which was so-so. Then after I had cleaned the rubber roof the last time I tried the rubber roof cleaner. Wow! Looked like brand new. I bought a 2 gal chemical sprayer from the garden dept at HD. Sprayed, rolled up and let it sit a bit. Then unrolled and brushed with the big brush wand I use for washing the trailer. Rinsed and it was good to go.

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