Dave
We have a 195 and I don't know about anyone else but keeping the white awning clean is a chore.  Ours even gets filthy rolled up.  I watched a YouTube where someone cut a slit down some 4 inch solid codex pipe which allowed him to open the pipe enough to slide it around the rolled awning.  Looked pretty easy but would it help?  I don't know.  Anyone come across something that helped or worked?  Thanks
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snarkreto
Camping world has asnap over cover ( split PVC pipe) we bought one for our 176S  for the sun damage in AZ works good and simple to install. FYI had a good coupon so bought it here. Video show it all

http://www.campingworld.com/16-patio-awning-cover
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Roadrunner
Dave wrote:
We have a 195 and I don't know about anyone else but keeping the white awning clean is a chore.  Ours even gets filthy rolled up.  I watched a YouTube where someone cut a slit down some 4 inch solid codex pipe which allowed him to open the pipe enough to slide it around the rolled awning.  Looked pretty easy but would it help?  I don't know.  Anyone come across something that helped or worked?  Thanks
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Roadrunner
Dave we have a brand new one in box from camping world we will sell for $75 we had two campers but got rid of one. 
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sunvalleyjoe
we have same problem. We clean it make sure it is dry and still gets black spots stains. We have a cover and live in high Desert with low humidity and no clue why this happens. We bought a special awing spray but no help.GBA!!SVJ
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Dave
I looked at the one at Campers World and it appears to be the same idea as the guy that made one on YouTube.  Reading the reviews from Campers World it sounds like it needs to be taken off after a rain and opening up for the awning to dry.   My issue is not the sun, as we live in Vermont, but just keeping it clean.  I don't think this is going to help me.
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retro195man
I just scrubbed mine down last month. What a job. 
I used "awesome" and Clorox kitchen cleaner. I think the Clorox may have been a tad better but real close. 
I used a floor mop to scrub the hard to reach top part without having to get on the roof and do it. But a simple dollar store plastic scrub brush did the job on the lower part real well. I didn't try 409 and wonder how that would work. Well next time I'll get a few different cleaners till I find one that works and post here. 
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mikes
To clean the easy way: Use a kitchen mop (one of the sponge type ones) and some mild soap and water to get any loose dirt off, top and bottom. Rinse with a hose.

Put a cup of OxyClean in a half bucket of water, and mix it up. Use the mop to get the awning as wet as you can with the OxyClean solution. Roll up the awning and let it sit - for a day or a week. It will be white when you open it, then just rinse it off again and let it dry fully before rolling it back up.
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Dave
OxyClean!  Ok, I'll have to give that a try.  I did the same procedure but with a mixture of water, 1/2 cup of bleach, and Dawn but only left it rolled up for about an hour.  I was a little leary of using too much bleach.  It did clean the awning pretty good just don't know how long it will stay clean.  Thanks, Mikes
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Ralph L Staub
mikes wrote:
To clean the easy way: Use a kitchen mop (one of the sponge type ones) and some mild soap and water to get any loose dirt off, top and bottom. Rinse with a hose.

Put a cup of OxyClean in a half bucket of water, and mix it up. Use the mop to get the awning as wet as you can with the OxyClean solution. Roll up the awning and let it sit - for a day or a week. It will be white when you open it, then just rinse it off again and let it dry fully before rolling it back up.


Brilliant! Thanks Mikes!!!
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Woody
303 vinyl convertible top and tonneau cover kit works really well. Spray on the cleaner and let sit for a few minutes, wipe off. Then spray on the protectant. This worked well for me. 
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GinnyMiller
I live in a humid climate (Texas) and was experiencing mildew spots on my awning. The first time I noticed this, I tried cleaning it with Tilex. That got rid of the mildew, but I also got some overspray on my trailer and didn't notice right away. Tilex does something weird to the clear coat on the painted surfaces, and this was super difficult to get rid of. I literally tried every cleaning product that I thought would work... nothing did. I finally fixed it by using rubbing compound, scratch remover (the types of product made for cars) and good old fashioned elbow grease. Just a heads up... be careful if you use Tilex, and don't get it on your painted surfaces.

I try to avoid mildew stains now by making a habit of unrolling my awning after rainstorms, so the awning can dry out fully. I tend to leave it rolled up because it is rather windy where I live.
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Dave
Thanks for the heads up!  Information like this helps everyone.
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