How to Get Rid of Mold on a Pop-Up Camper

How to Get Rid of Mold on a Pop-Up Camper
When fabric gets wet and remains that way for too long, mold will form. This is true for most items, including pop-up campers. It's best to deal with the mold as soon as possible before it grows larger and a smell sets in. Dealing with mold on your pop-up isn't hard, but it will take a few cleaning supplies and a little elbow grease. Before you know it, your camper will be in tip-top shape once again.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bleach Water Scrub brush Cloth Hose Bucket Ladder
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Scrub brush
  • Cloth
  • Hose
  • Bucket
  • Ladder
Step 1
Choose a sunny day and location to start the cleaning process of your pop-up camper. You'll want it to dry before you fold it back up and this won't be possible if rain is planned.
Step 2
Set up your camper in an area where you'll be able to reach all sections that need to be cleaned. Be sure to close any windows or other openings before you start washing. You don't want to get water inside and cause a mold situation there.
Step 3
Mix a 50/50 solution of bleach and water together in your bucket. The bleach will kill any mold that has formed as well as get rid of the smell. If the mold situation is bad, a stain may be left on the camper despite your cleaning efforts. The mold will be dead, however, even if a stain persists.
Step 4
Scrub the sections of the pop-up that are affected by the mold. If a cloth doesn't seem to do the trick, use a scrub brush and scrub the area lightly. You don't want to rip open any of the fabric by scrubbing too hard. If you can't reach the top section of the camper, use a ladder.
Step 5
Rinse off the bleach from the camper with a hose after you've cleaned it. Allow the pop-up to dry thoroughly before you pack it back down to be stored. Packing it away wet will cause the mold to reform, and you'll end up with the same problem again.

Tips & Warnings

 
If you had to pack your pop-up away wet, open it up and allow it to dry once you get home so mold won't form. Always pack camping gear away dry.
 
If you had to pack your pop-up away wet, open it up and allow it to dry once you get home so mold won't form.
 
Always pack camping gear away dry.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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