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The Best Way to Clean Your Camper Trailer Canvas

Expert Canvas Care for Platinum Camper Trailers


Canvas Care for Platinum Campers

The beauty of Australia is encapsulated in its vast landscapes, ever-changing weather, and boundless adventures. Amidst this backdrop, your camper trailer becomes more than just a vehicle—it’s your mobile home, your shelter, and an integral part of your journey. At the heart of this protective barrier is the canvas, which when cared for correctly, can weather many a storm and sunlit day. With Platinum Campers, you get the perfect blend of resilience and comfort. And with the right care, you can ensure your camper remains in pristine condition for years to come.

Protecting Against the Dampness, Moisture and Mould

One of the primary threats to camper canvas is moisture. Whether it’s from heavy rain or morning dew, the residual dampness can become a breeding ground for mould and mildew. At Platinum Campers, we always advise adventurers to allow the canvas to dry thoroughly before packing it up. If circumstances force a hasty pack-up, ensure you open the camper as soon as possible when back home, to allow everything to dry before longer term storage. 

If you do encounter the unfortunate presence of mould on your canvas, turn to Canvas Magic. It effectively kills the mould and provides a protective layer to prevent its return, ensuring your canvas stays in top condition.

Water beading on Canvas Tent

Regular Inspections for Leaks

Despite the best care, occasional leaks might develop in your canvas. Regularly checking for these ensures minor issues don’t grow into significant problems. Set up your camper and simulate a downpour with a hose or, if you’re feeling adventurous, wait for nature to do the testing during a rainstorm! If a leak is detected, products like Bush and Beach Canvas Sealer come in handy. They help reseal your canvas, ensuring it remains as waterproof as the day you got it. However, for more extensive leaks or concerns, always consult with a professional.

Another step in reinforcing the integrity of your canvas is ‘seasoning’. Regularly wetting and drying the canvas allows its fibres to contract. This process ensures that minor pinholes don’t graduate into significant issues.

Cleanliness is Canvas Happiness

The adventures you embark upon will expose your canvas to a variety of elements—dirt, insects, and even bird droppings.

Maintaining a clean canvas isn’t merely about aesthetics; it directly contributes to the longevity and efficiency of your camper trailer’s canvas. Proper cleaning can also enhance the canvas’s natural water resistance, making your shelter more effective against the elements. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensuring your canvas is not just clean, but also in optimal condition:

  1. Dry Brushing:
  2. Gentle Hosing:
  3. Spot Cleaning:
  4. Avoid Harsh Chemicals:
  5. Mould & Mildew Treatment:
  6. Rinse and Repeat:
  7. Regular Maintenance:
Investing in Adventures with Platinum Campers

Your Platinum Camper is more than a purchase; it’s an investment into countless memories and explorations. Our mission is to ensure unparalleled quality, and with the right care, the canvas remains a testament to our commitment. Proper maintenance, combined with timely treatments like Canvas Magic and Bush and Beach Canvas Sealer, ensures that your trips remain seamless, safe, and memorable.

Embark on Your Next Adventure with Confidence

With Platinum Campers, you’re not just buying a product but joining a community passionate about quality and adventure. As you gear up for your next expedition, remember that maintaining your camper, especially its canvas, is integral to ensuring the journey is as beautiful as the destination. And whenever you’re in doubt or need guidance, the Platinum Campers family is just a call away, always ready to assist.

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