Smelly awning

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How to get reed of the smell of your van awning caused by water retention .it Is not mildewed but smeel
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 08:55

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 08:55
Hi Peppylepiou

When we get to fine sunny weather again, erect the awning and let good old fresh air and sunshine do the job for you.



All the Best



Cheers


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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:00

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:00
Roll it out and wash with hot water and detergent. I use a soft broom and wear minimal clothing as you get wet!

As mentioned they get wet rolled up in the rain, so it becomes necessary to roll them out regularly.

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Reply By: Erad - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 09:12

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 09:12
A problem with the rolled up awnings on the side of a van is that they get wet when you drive in the rain - even if you don't roll them out. Mildew can build up, and it looks lousy too. The best way is to wait for a sunny day and roll it out and let the sun dry it for you. If you have mould, then you should wash it and then let the sun dry it. Not always convenient to do this of course...
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:10

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:10
Bicarb soda might help to get rid of the odour.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:15

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:15
"reed"

"smeel"

Sacre my Blurter!! You really are Pepe le Pew.

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Follow Up By: peppylepiou - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 15:23

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 15:23
I did not want a smart remark but a answer to my question
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 15:37

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 15:37
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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:15

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:15
diluted vinegar or diluted detol
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:30

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:30
Peppylepiou with a smelly awning....I would expect no less from a French Skunk!


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Reply By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:44

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 18:44
You might like to try a teaspoon of oil of cloves mixed in a bucket of warm water. Wipe over the awning, and besides giving it a nice citrus smell, it will also kill any mould spores, if present, and protect the awning for up to 6 months.

Linda
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 00:29

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 00:29
hi
a good wash with truck wash or/ct18 will get rid of smell and mould never failed for me canvass or vynil
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