Awning Cleaning Day…

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s second home at Wimer, Oregon. I’ll depart from here tomorrow.

I’m expecting to arrive at Mary’s home in central California, October 15th and depart November 30th. While there, I’ll do routine maintenance, minor repairs and major cleaning of the Bronco and motorhome.

Today’s Subject…Awning Cleaning Day…


I like to do things when they are convenient to do…it just lessens the effort associated with the job. For instance, if it’s too hot or too cold…the job can wait for another day. Fortunately most of my cleaning and maintenance associated with the motorhome fall in that category.

I tend not to use  the awning when Mary is not with me. Over time dust, dirt, tree sap, bird poop, etc… tends to accumulate. Rain or just hosing the awning does not remove these items.

Yesterday was just right for cleaning the awning. The motorhome was far enough from Mary’s home that I did not need to move it, the awning was in the shade as preferred by the cleaner instructions, the hose was right there and the temperature was a delightful 72 degrees. Time to do the deed!


As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Just enough room to open the awning…
Fortunately, Mary had a brand new sprayer in her storage shed was greatly eased the application of the awning cleaner…
I sprayed the awning cleaning solution on the underside first, then the topside…
After both sides were thoroughly dampened with the cleaning solution, I rolled the awning up into its stored position for an hour to let the cleaning solution “cook”…
Then a thorough hosing to remove the cleaning solution. The awning looks noticeably cleaner for my efforts…
Then I let the awning completely dry for about four hours before rolling it back into its stored position…
I’ll soon be at Mary’s home in central California for about six weeks. On the way there I’ll stop at a truck/RV wash place for good outside cleaning. During my time at Mary’s, the interior will get a thorough cleaning. Then, after Thanksgiving…back on the road once again!

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

 Yesterday was a mostly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 80 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Oregon. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link…

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link…

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2015

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