I’m trying to sell my RV, so I’ve been looking up little things I can do easily myself to get it in tip-top shape. Obviously, getting it nice and clean is a big part of the process. In the midst of my preparations, I came across some good tips on cleaning a pop-up, the better to sell my trailer.
My RV Is Not All Canvas
First, I didn’t even realize that the canvas sides weren’t necessarily all canvas, that a lot of manufacturers use a lot of vinyl as well. Cleaning vinyl requires slightly different tactics than cleaning pure canvas would.
For example, any products that contain silicon are a big no-no. Silicon can harden vinyl, thus making it more likely to *****. Instead, simple multi-purpose spray cleaner like 409 used in conjunction with a clean rag can actually work wonders. If the road tar or tree sap are caked on, you may need to use a bug and tar remover-just make sure you read the label to ensure it’s safe to use on vinyl.
Canvas mildews easily, and vinyl can as well. Be sure you never close and store your pop-up while it’s still wet. Most canvas has been treated to repel water, so brushing off dirt when possible is a good idea. If you have to, use a very small amount of water along with a soft bristle brush. If that still doesn’t get the job done, spray the dirty portion with a hose, but try not to get the whole thing wet. Whatever you do, don’t take it through a car wash!
Treating Canvas to Repel Water
If the canvas has lost its water repellence, look in your owner’s manual to find the manufacturer’s instructions on how to retreat it. If you can’t find the manual, you can typically use a silicon spray product like Scotch Guard — just be sure you use it only on canvas, not on vinyl! Spray it on the inside and the outside of the canvas flaps and walls.
For seam leaks — which aren’t fun — you can find seam sealer either online or in most outdoor stores.
New Canvas Tops
If your canvas top is beyond repair, and you think it needs help prior to trying to sell, a wide range of replacement tops are available online, sometimes for less than $1,000.
Be Proud of Your Trailer
Once your trailer is all clean and shiny, you’re ready to start showing it to prospective buyers. Display it proudly; the joy of the time you spent in it will shine through in your efforts to get it ready for the next owners.
After installing a canvas porch awning on your home, your only thought may be trying to spend as much time under it as possible. However, it will become dirty after a short while, and you will need to clean it to keep it looking beautiful for longer. Your awning will occasionally become a target for animal droppings, collect dust, and become dirty from sun and rain exposure. To keep your awning looking fresh, you must clean it regularly.
If you do not clean your awning properly, it may begin to deteriorate before you know it. Take these tips into consideration before you begin your cleaning.
Awnings can be washed perfectly well with just plain water from your hose. Do not use a high pressure washer because it will be too powerful against the canvas and could weaken the material.
Some stains that have had time to familiarize themselves with your awning may need more than just water to remove. In this case, you should use a detergent to help remove the stain. You should only use a mild detergent, as a heavy duty detergent could easily bleach or discolor your awning. Remember that your canvas awning is not strong and can be easily ruined. A good detergent to use is the kind you use to wash your dishes.
Soft sponges, soft cloths such as chamois, and brushes are all acceptable items to use when cleaning your awning. However, be sure to use a brush with soft bristles, as one with hard bristles could easily scratch your awning or damage its protective coat.
These tips should help you as you clean your awning and keep you from ruining it from being too hard on it. Remember that you should clean your awning regularly so that stains will not have enough time to become a permanent fixture on your porch. A monthly or quarterly basis is a good interval for cleaning. You will appreciate having a clean awning to look at when you are relaxing underneath it, and your neighbors will be impressed.
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www.etrailer.com Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information. Alright, today on This Old Trailer, what we are going to do is install electric brakes. Right now this trailer does not have any brakes on it whatsoever, so it has two drag axles. So the first thing that we need to do is go ahead and take off the rear wheels. And then we will go ahead and take off the hubs. At this point we will take off the dust cap on our axle. And basically what you want to do is on this particular unit we have an EZ Lube cap, so it fits kind of tight. It is a good idea to go ahead and rotate the hub and lightly strike it and then I will just back it off with a ***** driver behind the flange. And then pry it off. Alright, let us wipe off the excess grease on the end of the spindle here and we will get to our tang washer. And we will release it so we can back off the castle nut. Alright, we have it cleaned up a little bit. Now right here, this is the tab I was talking about. That is our tang washer. Take this. Push it down flat to the flat spot on our spindle and then you can take the castle nut off. 1:07 Alright, at this point we can go ahead and just remove the entire hub assembly. Alright, now we can go ahead and clean up the spindle so we can have a nice clean area to work with. And then we will start reassembly. Alright, now that we have everything out of the way we can see what is going on. What is going to …
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