Cleaning Your RV Awning

by | Aug 5, 2018

Cleaning your RV awning is an important maintenance task that should be performed at least once every year. It’s not one of my favorite tasks due to the physical nature of the effort, but the results are worth the time and effort.

For this go round, we had deep mildew streaks on the bottom of the awning. With the lower side of awning being a white fabric, it looked really bad. There’s little that can be done for prevention since the awning was rolled up during most of the winter months and moisture settling into the lower rolls of the fabric caused the dark mildew.

The solutions is simple. A garden sprayer, a gallon of water, 1 tablespoon of liquid Dawn dish detergent, 1 tablespoon of chlorine bleach, a good soft bristle brush and a substantial amount of elbow grease. Once the top and bottom of the awning has been cleaned and dried, I spray the top with 303 UV Aerospace Protectant to minimize the sun exposure and UV damage to the awning.

The results always amaze me. About an hour of work and the RV awning looks as good a new again.

Below are links if you’re interested in purchasing the products discussed in this video. Please note: Prices and availability of the products used in this video are subject to change.

Products used in this video:

303 UV Aerospace Protectant303 UV Aerospace Protectant

Soft Bristle Car Wash BrushSoft Bristle Car Wash 8″ Dip Brush

1 gallon bleach sprayer1-Gallon Bleach Sprayer

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