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Old 06-17-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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how to clean my power awning

on my old TT I had a manual awning I could put out and lower down to wash it... our new tt came with a power awning... I don't see any way to lower it to get a brush on the top side... am I missing something or do I need to get a tall stepladder to be able to clean it? thanks !
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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on my old TT I had a manual awning I could put out and lower down to wash it... our new tt came with a power awning... I don't see any way to lower it to get a brush on the top side... am I missing something or do I need to get a tall stepladder to be able to clean it? thanks !
Cleaning the fabric has been discussed in here previously. Some posters had some pretty invative methods to clean them up without too much elbow grease needed. They also mentioned that using a long handled brush during the roll up worked out well.

Look it up, there were some good examples with sucess.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:22 PM   #3
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I use a power washer. Care must be taken not to over pressure and stay in one area to long. Been doing it for 3 years and have not damaged anything yet.. I tried using a brush and noticed the awning was showing wear till I changed my cleaning method. Start out with wide spray pattern then adjust as needed.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:25 PM   #4
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thanks still kickin, but just to be clear... I have a brush and cleaner no problem... my issue is that my electric awning is always at full height and I can't reach the topside unless I were to use something like a 10' stepladder. I don't see any way to 'unhook' any of the joints in the awning arms to lower it so I can reach it even using my 8' handled brush.
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thanks still kickin, but just to be clear... I have a brush and cleaner no problem... my issue is that my electric awning is always at full height and I can't reach the topside unless I were to use something like a 10' stepladder. I don't see any way to 'unhook' any of the joints in the awning arms to lower it so I can reach it even using my 8' handled brush.
You will have to clean the upper top side from the roof with a brush. That's the way the professionals do it in FL.
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Seriously, look for that thread. As I recall one guy found a cleaning solution that worked. He applied it and rolled up the awning. You have to think out of the box on this one. It was a GOOD thread.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:06 PM   #7
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I like LA's Totally Awesome for the awning. The process I use is to slightly dilute the concentrated Awesome, spray it on the underside (make sure to wear safety goggles and old clothes), climb on top of my camper and spray it on the topside of the awning and spread with a mop, roll up and let it sit for 30 minutes. Unroll the awning and wipe off top and bottom with a mop and water. You might need to use a scrub brush for stubborn stains. Rinse top and bottom with a hose when done cleaning. Let dry.



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Here is the jest of the post I found about the awning.......

Awning mold

I searched and noticed that there were multiple people that have had issues with the brown spots on the underside of their awnings. I had it too and tried everything...powerwashing, tilex with bleach, awesome, dawn and vinegar. I was about to give up and called House of Camping and asked if they knew any magical solution to get it off. They told me 1/2 cup of bleach, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup hot water. Put in a spray bottle an spray on the spots. Let it air dry, do not rinse or scrub. OMG-It worked!!! After it was lall off, we gave it a good rinse.

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I just use a 6 footer, the same as hemicab said, but I'm gonna try it with the hot water next time, I had dw stand inside and roll awning in a little bit and I would give it a good spraying with the bottle, and then hose it off real good.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:37 PM   #10
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I use Westley's Bleche Wite and a sponge mop with a brush on the front.

Amazon.com: BLECHE WITE TIRE CLEANER 64 OZ.: Automotive

QUICK work top and bottom. No mold in seconds.
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