Caring For Your RV Awning
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Similar to caring for a camping trailer’s tent fabric, caring for your RV’s awning fabric is equally important. Here are some tips to keep your Jayco RV’s awning looking new for a long time.

Jayco RV awning

  1. One of the best ways to keep the fabric looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleaning is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help prevent dirt from becoming deeply imbedded in the fabric. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.
  2. When it’s time for a thorough cleaning, the fabric can be cleaned while still on an awning frame. For vinyl fabric – Use a soft brush and warm water with soap. For acrylic fabric, use a stiff brush and warm water with soap.
  3. When cleaning the fabric, it is important to observe the following:
  • Caution:  Do not use oil based cleaners or any caustic, granulated, or abrasive type cleaners on your Jayco RV awning.
  • Always use a natural soap, never detergent.
  • Water should be cold to lukewarm, never more than 100°F.
  • Air-dry only.
  • Never apply heat to the fabric.

Always allow the fabric to dry thoroughly before rolling up the awning to avoid mildew. Vinyl-coated polyester fabrics are mildew resistant because of a chemical biocide in their coating. Under ordinary conditions, mildew will not appear. However, in areas where high temperature and humidity are common, mildew can be a problem and may require the material to be washed more frequently than in cooler, drier climates. To clean mildew from a unit’s awning, thoroughly rinse the fabric with clean water and allow to air dry completely before rolling it up.

If you have further questions related to caring for your Jayco RV’s awning, please talk with your local Jayco dealer or contact our Customer Service department.

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  1. I have a Jayco trailar 2004 and the decow are coming off .I would like to replace them but donot know where to buy them. Could you helpme

    • Hi Johnny, please work with your local Jayco dealer. Please know though that the adhesive on the decals has a shelf life of 5 years, so we will no longer have 2004 decals in stock. They can be ordered though.

  2. Nice blog having useful information on Vinyl Fabrics.Vinyl fabric offers the best performance in residential and commercial installations. Some are used for general purposes. Upholstery vinyl fabrics include restaurant seat covers, booths, and chairs, bar stools.

  3. John Dominick

    this is how i’ve been cleaning it, but last year while at Devils Tower, we go a lot of tree pitch dripped on it. i haven’t found any natural soap that will remove the stains from it. any ideas?

    • Hi John. If you contact our Customer Service department or your local Jayco dealer, they might have some ideas for you. Our Customer Service’s number is 800-283-8267.

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