Remember I said we were gonna give all the awnings a good scrubbing? Well, yesterday we jumped to the task and got the awnings all done, and washed the entire rig too!
We hauled out the Big Boy Squirtgun... (the power washer) and some good laundry soap for scrubbing the awnings. We only put the power washer on gentle and don't get too close. This is only a power washer, not a pressure washer. Those pressure washers can take the paint right off something.
The awnings need a good scrubbing a few times a year. They are not plastic-ey vinyl like our last couple campers, these are a silvery grey fabric type, and you can only use a good soap and no bleach on them.
When doing the top side of the awning, we unroll it first, then unhook the arms where they attach to the lower portion of the motorhome lowering the awning to an almost vertical position, and let the arms slide underneath the body of the rig, this lets us reach the awning better for a good scrubbing.
Here it is all wet and dark yet.....
And now it is drying to a lighter silvery gray color. See how the arms are detached and slid under the rig?
Once the topside was done, we propped it up into place and scrubbed the underside of the awning too....
Then we went around the rig, scrubbing the little awnings too that are over each window, Steve used the scrub brush on a telescoping handle and I was doing the soaping attachment on the Big Boy Squirtgun... then later I was rinsing it all clear. It's actually fun watching all the dirt come off, and sparkly clean in the sunlight.
Our outdoor faucet on the house has a control inside in the basement that allows us to use either hot, cold or a warm combination in the hose, and uses our softened water that makes the rig dry streak free. Steve piped it up that way when we built the house. What a guy!
So here it is, all squeaky clean!
And now the day after???? Of course... its RAINING!!!!