Thursday, June 1, 2023


How to clean an RV awning

By Cheri Sicard
If you have wondered how to clean an RV awning, you have come to the right place. In the video below, Kevin from Kevin and Kim Outdoor Adventures shares a simple and effective way to clean your RV’s awning and keep it in tip-top shape.

Why bother to clean your RV’s awning? Because water is the enemy of awning longevity and a clean awning repels water more effectively than a dirty one.

Of course, step one is to pull out the awning. Kevin’s awning was LONG overdue for a cleaning. It was not only dirty, it was filthy!

Kevin chose to use LA’s Totally Awesome All-Purpose Cleaner for the job.

Pick up a brush to help you scrub, and some eye protection while doing the job is a good idea too. You don’t want any of the caustic cleaner to get in your eyes. While Kevin started the job with a spray bottle of the diluted concentrated cleaner, this was slow going. He decided to work smarter and not harder and used a pump sprayer bottle instead. But know that you can definitely clean the awning without it.

Once you have the awning soaked in the diluted cleaner, it’s time to roll her back up and let the solution do its magic. In theory, after about 30 to 45 minutes most of the dirt should just spray right off.

After unrolling, Kevin took a long-handled brush and soapy water to get any stubborn dirt off.

After rinsing it all off, the results were astounding. The awning looked almost brand-new!

It was so dirty when he started, it did not seem possible, but it definitely worked. Watch the video and see for yourself.



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1 month ago

The link in this article connects to the wrong video. It shows Aron’s video, not Kevin and Kim’s.

1 month ago

Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean works great also.

Bill Semion
1 month ago

Um, am confused. video says he used bleach and dawn with water. you said he used the “wonder cleaner” that links to amazon. Which is it?

1 month ago

Two things I did not hear him mention in the video was be sure and wear old clothing and some eye protection. That bleach solution will splatter when applied to the underside. I suggest you monitor and rinse the RV’s side under the awning for splatter as well.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

Really easy with those old-fashioned (and better, in my opinion) awnings that you can adjust and actually get to the top of the awning for cleaning. I know with my lazy man’s electric awning (ahem), when I press the button, the awning goes straight out – period. I think I’d have to somehow use a ladder to clean the top of the awning, and my days of climbing ladders are long gone.

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