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Old 06-15-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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Cleaning the two side awnings

Until now all my rigs awnings were able to be lowered and washed with a long handled brush with soap and water. Now with my RL I have to wash the under side and rinse and then my wife hits the retract button countless times and I wash the top edge as it is rolled up...6 to 8 inches at a time and then I have to rinse everything again. There has to be an better way without going up on the roof. Is there a way to make the awnings kneel down for cleaning or am I to continue as first mentioned?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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I wash mine the same way you do on the bottom, on the top I clean as far as I can reach, then retract to roll up what has been cleaned and then clean what I can reach... until I'm done.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:39 AM   #3
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I mix some Simple Green into a pump up sprayer & spray liberally on underside as DW rolls them up, let set for 30 minutes or so & rinse, seems to work well for me. Also use same procedure on the roof (except the rolling up).
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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I mix some Simple Green into a pump up sprayer & spray liberally on underside as DW rolls them up, let set for 30 minutes or so & rinse, seems to work well for me. Also use same procedure on the roof (except the rolling up).
Danny,

Does the Simple Green do a good job cleaning the roof? I have been trying to decide what to use on the roof.

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Old 06-16-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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It's worked well for me, just don't scrub or rinse to quickly, let it set on for a while. Works well on the bugs on the nose also, same procedure.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #6
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All the rubber roof companies say to use Spick and span. I have used S&S and it works great on the roof, never used it on the awnings, always use a boat top cleaner.
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I mix some Simple Green into a pump up sprayer & spray liberally on underside as DW rolls them up, let set for 30 minutes or so & rinse, seems to work well for me. Also use same procedure on the roof (except the rolling up).
That's a great idea. Wish I had thought of it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:09 PM   #8
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I'm due for cleaning the roof and Awning in the next few weeks. Thanks for the heads up!
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