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Omnistor Awning cleaning
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userWhiskeymac
Posted: 10 October 2015 3:35 PM
Subject: Omnistor Awning cleaning
 


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I've just cleaned the underside of my Omnistor awning and apart from getting soapy water up my sleeve and in my eyes, all went very well.  I took a look at the top side and it's filthy, and, of course winds up against the underside, thus making it important to clean that too.

Since there are dire warnings that the legs must support the awning at all times apart from the last meter, I cannot fathom how I would be able to carry out this task, short of dangling from a crane or perhaps unfastening one end of the support struts.

Has anyone managed to achieve this cleaning task?  My awning is the longest one produced so going in from the sides would be a problem.
userGeorge Collings
Posted: 10 October 2015 4:06 PM
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I take it going on the roof is a no-no. Otherwise a set of 3m tall steps and a long handles brush.

Dont be tempted to use a jetwash. It can take the plastic off the underlying fabric. In fact there are too many chinks in a motorcaravans waterproofing to use one at all
usermalc d
Posted: 10 October 2015 4:38 PM
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Cleaned ours earlier this year using steps and a brush with a long telescopic handle.

Worked very well.


userPJay
Posted: 10 October 2015 5:05 PM
Subject: RE: Omnistor Awning cleaning
 
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Like wise. A long brush telescopic handle . It helps if some-one can hold the awning down lowish to reach the high bit.Other wise , how about tying a string around sponge and having someone either side and working back and forth?
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userHarvey
Posted: 11 October 2015 8:32 AM
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......and if I may ask, what has been found to be the best soap / cleaner for this task?

Harvey
userPJay
Posted: 11 October 2015 10:50 AM
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We use washing up liquid.
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usermalc d
Posted: 11 October 2015 11:30 AM
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Harvey - 2015-10-11 8:32 AM

......and if I may ask, what has been found to be the best soap / cleaner for this task?

Harvey



We used "Thetford Premium RV Awning Cleaner " - which worked well - did a good job - and it's only the second time the awning has been cleaned in many years.

Don't know if it's the best - because we haven't used any other cleaners - apart from soapy water - and the RV Cleaner was much better than that.

userlancepar
Posted: 11 October 2015 1:06 PM
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It's a job I keep forgetting about till the next time we use the canopy.
So, how about using the household steam cleaner on the underside, yes or no?
userBillggski
Posted: 11 October 2015 2:51 PM
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At a Spanish camp site a couple of weeks ago they were packing up their hire tents after the season, and were jet washing the roofs. I was surprised, but they seemed to know what they were doing and it worked.
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