How to Clean Your RV Awning

How to Clean Your RV Awning: 9 Products to Make It Easier

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The following list contains commercial products to assist with the cleaning of your RV’s awning.

The list was compiled after polling avid campers who were asked specifically what cleaning products they used to clean their awning.

I’ve added some light commentary (when available) to expand on how campers used the product.

This stuff works great — and it’s cheap.

9 Products for Cleaning Your RV Awning

Camco 41024 Pro-Strength Awning Cleaner - 32 fl. oz.
  • Restores the appearance of RV awnings
  • Removes mold stains, dirt, tree sap and road grime
  • Safe for all fabrics
  • Professional strength
  • 32oz bottle

One camper stated that not only is Awesome great for cleaning your awning but that “it’s wonderful for removal of black streaks on the RV, too.”

128 Fl Oz Refills, 1 Bottle Original - La's Totally Awesome All Purpose Concentrated...
  • Huge 128 oz (ONE GALLON) economy size jug!
  • Cleaner, degreaser, and spot remover all-in-one
  • No Acid, No Amonia, No Bleach, No Phosphorous
  • Safe for septic tanks
  • Concentrated - One jug goes a long ways!
Zep Clear Shell Mold and Mildew Inhibitor 32 Ounce ZUCMS32
  • Inhibits growth and odor from bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi
  • Effectively covers indoor and outdoor surfaces, such as treated...
  • Helps provide long-lasting protection
  • Easy usage for both DIY consumers and mold remediation...
  • Active ingredient, chitosan, is produced from crab shell waste

#4 – Bleach

Campers used any number of mild bleach products (the brand was unimportant); they applied it to a scrub brush for greater ease of use; they then used a power washer to rinse away the bleach afterward.

#6 – Water and Vinegar

Several campers used a mixture of white vinegar & water; many added that the most effective technique was to pour it on the awning while it was open, roll it back up and then wait approximately 30 minutes. They’d then unroll it to give it a hand-scrub with a brush and afterward fully rinse.

In addition to cleaning, this was effective to stop grime and mold buildup too.

Using a Swiffer allowed campers to clean tough-to-reach areas.

Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit, Includes: 1 Mop, 5 Pads, 1 Solution, Batteries
  • Starter Kit includes WetJet Wood Device, WetJet Wood Cleaning...
  • Hexyloxyethanol is a solvent that provides unique cleaning power...

Some campers commented that they used a mixture of Murphy oil soap and Dawn dish soap to clean their awning.

Murphy Oil Soap, Original Formula - 2pc 16 oz
  • Murphy Oil Soap, Original Formula - 2pc 16 oz


As promised, I provided a simple list of readily available commercial products to help you clean your RV’s awning.

Product data was last updated on 2021-01-18 at 06:01.