By Gene from Canada
We just opened up our hardtop trailer and found mold on the curtains, canvas, and hard ceiling. Why is this, and how do we get rid of it and keep it away? Please help.
By Chamberland from Belleville, Ontario
Is it mold or mildew? Mildew is black and is like black dots and looks like a stain. Sometimes it just washes out of curtains and things. Mold is usually white and fuzzy, and is thick, think mold on an orange. Your camper was likely put away damp. Mold and mildew grow in dampness. If it was dry, it would not develop this.
After you have washed it, with or without bleach. I would use some bleach, you should park it in the sun, and let the sun have it for a couple of days, air out the bleach, and kill any other mildew/mold spores.
I have a popup camper that has been closed up for a while and after opening it up I see lots of mold and mildew on the canvas. It is a newer camper with the blue and white canvas, I want to clean it up and need help in finding the right cleaner to make it look nice again.
Thank you for your time!
Max from Bent Mountain, VA
In the future, the best way to prevent mold or mildew, as you probably already know is to make sure your pop up's canvas is completely dry before closing it up. Also, I believe there are some products that you can buy to place in your camper when you're not using it that will also help reduce the risk of mold and mildew, such as Sta-Dri which can be found at RV supply stores.
Here are a couple of links to some great sites with very good info especially for pop up campers:
Good luck and happy camping!
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