Mold in a Popup Camper

July 10, 2011

Wearing rubber gloves spraying cleaner with a spray bottle.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


July 12, 20110 found this helpful
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Hi there,
Use white vinegar, spray it on and then wipe or scrub. it works and is safer than bleach. With the curtains I would soak them in water and vinegar.
Good luck.
Manny from Aussieland

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April 23, 20140 found this helpful
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If you're going to use bleach to remove the mildew stains you need to make sure you can completely rinse all bleach residue off or the canvas could deteriorate & start to fall. The owner's manual to our Starcraft suggest bleach but I don't see how I could thoroughly rinse it out when the affected areas are attached to the ends of the beds & are over the kitchen pullout.


Other site recommend hydrogen peroxide some straight others in a 50/50 solution with water while others recommend rubbing alcohol. I think I am going to give peroxide a try on ours.

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June 22, 20140 found this helpful
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From anything I've read, you should not use bleach. It is harsh and can cause damage. Apparently, Lemon Mold and Mildew Cleaner is great from Bass Pro Shops.

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July 16, 2010

I would like to know how to take mould out of tent trailer canvas.

By Gene from Canada


June 3, 20170 found this helpful

Hello! I do not know 100% how to prevent it unless you can put it away 100% dry and usually they're even a little damp...but....i do know how to clean it! :-) there is a brand called Northwoods, they make a canvas cleaner called Skidew, and it worked miracles! Good luck!

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January 3, 20200 found this helpful

Skidew by Northwoods contains Sodium Hypochlorite. This is the primary ingredient ic Clorox Bleach.

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July 16, 2010

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.

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