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How to Clean RV Awnings

RV awnings are typically 8' by 12' to 20'.  A person can't reach further than about 4' in from the edge.  If RVing is still popular, a few thousand years from now evolution may have bestowed RVers with 8' arms.  Until that time cleaning and treating awnings can be a problem.  Here's the easy way:

Cleaning:

  • Start with awning fully retracted.
  • Pull out 3 feet of awning and, using a step-ladder, clean along entire awning length.
  • Pull down another 3 feet of awning and repeat.
  • Continue until entire awning is cleaned.
  • Always allow an awning to dry thoroughly before retracting.

Treating:

  • Start with awning fully retracted.
  • Pull out 3 feet of awning and, using a step-ladder, treat entire awning length with one light coat.
  • Pull down another 3 feet of awning and repeat.
  • Continue until entire awning is treated