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Old 03-01-2022, 11:15 AM   #1
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Awning Underside and Water Connection

Greetings all. Getting ready for travel season? We are, and cant wait! Daughter and future son in law just bought a new coachman catalina, while they build a brick n stick. Have 2 questions.
1- Underside of awing is white. Is there something to spray on to protect it from getting moldy and turning black? We all know they are a pain to clean.
2- Water hose connects from side, goes straight in. I know they make a 90degree elbow to attach, but will using that put less stress on connection to keep from leaking? Your thoughts?
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Old 03-01-2022, 11:29 AM   #2
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we are also looking forward to starting a new camping season.


for the awning underside, i use "Wet and Forget" for house siding. Spray on the awning underside and let dry. i have not had to clean the underside for two years now. they have a shower version as well now- i would guess that would work as well.

and i do use a 90 degree elbow for the water hose (as we use one of those fabric hoses) to eliminate any crimping the hose when connected to the city water inlet.
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The awning mfr has directions to clean it as well, something about spraying a bleach solution under it (not over grass!!), roll it up, wait, unroll and rinse/brush.


Most of us use the elbows for reasons listed above. My blue inline filter came with a spiff of hose with a spring around it that would work well too.
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Thanks for the replies.
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we are also looking forward to starting a new camping season.


for the awning underside, i use "Wet and Forget" for house siding. Spray on the awning underside and let dry. i have not had to clean the underside for two years now. they have a shower version as well now- i would guess that would work as well.

and i do use a 90 degree elbow for the water hose (as we use one of those fabric hoses) to eliminate any crimping the hose when connected to the city water inlet.
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We use the same stuff on the awning and although we don't use a fabric hose, there's no way I'd want the weight of the hose hanging off the flimsy city water connection. There are too many posts about them breaking.
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