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Old 04-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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I opened my rockwood HW276 trailer today to be threatened by mold developed over the winter on the canvas. This occurred due to the roof leaking from the old separating caulk that protects the seal all the way around the top of the roof. Perfect! This roof is only about 3 years old. Guess I need to call about the warranty on this. Anyway, the mold is bad. I had some on the canvas last year due to a different reason but was never able to get the black stain out. Now I can't just ignore it. I tried the Lemmon juice and an expensive mold stain remover that didn't work. The issue is that the mold grew on the inside of the canvas where the "screen like" texture is. The mold that developed on the outside came off fine. Anyone deal with this before or did you just replace it?

Anyone know where I can purchase the new canvas sections for a 2007 HW276 used and or cheep

As far as the roof I will have to reseal it before cleaning or replacing the canvas. Any tips regarding the roof will be appreciated as well.
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try diluted bleach water or meangreen my brother in law used it on our awning and it took 99 % of the mold, dirt off it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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try diluted bleach water or meangreen my brother in law used it on our awning and it took 99 % of the mold


that is the best killer
bleach solution
it will not get rid of all the nasty color
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all mold will be dead

these things happen often with stored canvas

at our local sporting goods stores
they also have a canvas spray for tents

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try diluted bleach water or meangreen my brother in law used it on our awning and it took 99 % of the mold, dirt off it.
Do you know if it worked on the "ruff" side of the canvas? That seams to be the side i have the issue with. This is typically the inside of the canvas as it pertains to the inside of the trailer. The outside is smooth and the mold comes off fairly easy.

If diluted bleach does work, what kind of brush or rag was used to safely scrub the canvas?
I really thank everyone for their time!
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that is the best killer
bleach solution
it will not get rid of all the nasty color
but
all mold will be dead

these things happen often with stored canvas

at our local sporting goods stores
they also have a canvas spray for tents

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So I might as well say goodby to the living mold but hello the constant reminder that I had it . I heard a few people through the vine say that that the black stain will never come out but more people saying it will. So far I'm dreadfully believing the minority
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I'm just wondering if the bleach solution will possibly accelerate deteriorating of the canvas material. Bleach is really good at weakening cloth fibers.
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that is true
I would go light on the bleach
it only takes a very small amount to kill bateria
a small amount of bleach mixed in with some soapy water
Dawn laundry detergent
nice and bubbly

a whisk broom to apply
very light scrubbing action with very wet whisk broom

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I'm just wondering if the bleach solution will possibly accelerate deteriorating of the canvas material. Bleach is really good at weakening cloth fibers.
I believe that's why they say dilute it. It makes it less potent. Canvas is a tough material. I don't think a single cleaning or two with diluted bleach will make a major impact to the lifespan of the canvas. I just don't think it will actually get the black stains out. The stains have turned a lighter brown or so after some really major elbow grease with a store sold solution. Maybe the bleach actually bleaches the stain out. I worry about discoloration. I am one step away from replacing the canvas so ill try it sometime in the next week or two and report back!
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I think the company's name that makes/sews everything is called TJ Snuggles. Curious on how much that section would be.
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I think the company's name that makes/sews everything is called TJ Snuggles. Curious on how much that section would be.
I believe I've found a couple places online that sells the entire canvas and its about 1000. All I need is two sections which makes up about half. I'll need to contact forest river somehow or Tom raper And see if I can get just the sections.

I'll look into this TJ Snuggles company too. Thanks for the pointer.
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