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Old 12-03-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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Mold on Awning

I'm having a problem with my awning getting moldy when in storage. I am OCD about keeping the camper clean, so I never put it away when the awning is damp. But when I opened the awning last weekend, I noticed that there were spots of mold up near the camper, in the first foot or so of the material. This would be the last (outside) wrap of material on the 'spool' when the awning is rolled up. Is it possible that rain water can seep into the spool and creat the mold growth? If so, I'll never be able to stop that (outside storage space), so is there a product that I could apply that would prevent the growth of the mold?

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Old 12-03-2015, 09:10 AM   #2
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I get condensation in mine stored inside!
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:31 AM   #3
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Yes, water will seep in the awning even when rolled up.

Clean the awning with a good cleaner/mold remover.
The best stuff I have found is JOMAX Cleaner & Mold/Mildew Remover.
Mix it up and apply with a garden sprayer. It really works!
(great for around the house too)

Then once clean, periododic treatments with something like 303 Protectant will keep it looking brand new for a long time.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:57 AM   #4
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Condensation in the awning roll happens to us all. Like said, about any mold and mildew cleaner will work. Roll out the awning, spray it down good and roll it back up for say 1/2 hour. Roll it back out and hose it off really well. Go back to any stubborn spots with a brush and cleaner. Aerospace 303 or ArmorAll will keep it looking new.
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Yep. Mine will be like a shower when the awning comes out even if it hasn't rained since the last time it was out.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:14 AM   #6
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:23 AM   #7
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Thanks so much for the responses. Looks like I'm not the only one with this problem. I'll clean it good and just keep an eye on it.


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Old 12-03-2015, 11:38 AM   #8
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The only awning I ever owned that did not get wet totally inside was one the had a flexable aluminum cover..... But it would at times get some condensation.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:18 PM   #9
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I seal the roll ends with duct tape when stored outside. Seems to help.

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