Awnings increase the living space, ventilate the interior and protect the exterior of your RV. The major types of RV Awnings are patio awnings, slideout awnings as well as window and door awnings. The two fundamental fabrics used to make RV awnings are Acrylic and Vinyl.
Did you know that an awning can be used for the entire life of the RV?
According to Curtis Carper,
” considering the cost of replacement for a typical RV awning, you should probably be a bit more diligent in showing it the care it deserves”.
3 Golden Rules of Maintaining your RV Awning are
Stain Removal: Depending on the canvas of your awning and the rate of dampness, RV awning stains can be hard to remove. One tip is to never pack your wet awnings until dry or to dry the awnings within the next 3-4 days of them becoming wet.
Clean: Scrub the RV Awnings with a non-abrasive and oil-free cleaning agent, to increase the lifecycle of your RV awnings. Using a brush with soft bristles to scrub off stubborn stains by cleaning both the sides of the awning is also highly recommended.
Periodic Check: Awning cleaning should be conducted regularly, at least once a month. If you observe stains or rust on your awnings, make sure to give it an adequate scrub prior to use.
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As awning replacements are pricey, it is necessary to keep your RV protected against UV rays, clean against rust and maintained without mildew.
How do you maintain your RV awnings? What type of fabric is your RV awning made of? We’d love to know your DIY RV Awning maintenance techniques. Share it with us in the comments below. 😀