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RV Cleaning Tips

Posted on: April 29, 2020 at 8:35 pm, in

Cleaning your RV is important both for keeping it in good condition and ensuring that it looks good. When it’s parked at home between trips, your RV could be collecting dust and subject to the weather if it’s parked outside. And on the road, conditions could be even worse with mud and dirt splashing onto the sides and building up underneath the RV. Whether it’s for cleaning at home or on the go, we’ve got some tips to help you properly clean your RV.

Work your way down

General advice for cleaning your RV’s exterior is to start from the top and work your way down. If you’re scrubbing off dirt from the top of the RV, then water from this is likely to drip down the side of the RV, dirtying the lower parts. If you’re already cleaned those parts, then it’s been a wasted job as you’ll have to go down and scrub it again.

Hose it down

You can clean a lot of dirt off the surface by simply hosing down your RV all over, including the tires. Plus, any more stubborn dirt and grime should become loosened, making the rest of your job a little easier. Just make sure all windows and doors are closed and properly sealed before you start.

Scrub it clean

Now to get down to really working the exterior. Gather you’re cleaning materials, including a soft rag or sponge and a bucket of water. You can invest in cleaning solutions designed for RVs or simply use a mild detergent, like regular dish soap, to scrub down the interior. Take it one section at a time, scrubbing the surface with the soapy rag and then rinsing it off with the hose to ensure you don’t leave streaks and soap residue.

Clean the windows

Use a window cleaner or a DIY solution to spray onto your windows and then wipe it off with a clean, dry cloth. Don’t forget to clean both the inside and outside surfaces of your windows to keep them sparkling clean.

Cleaning the interior

While you’re at it, you might as well work on keeping the inside of your RV clean and tidy. You might need to scrub the toilets, wipe down surfaces, clean the interior walls, and tidy and organize all your belongings inside the RV.

Before you clean your RV, it’s a good idea to check the owner’s manual as it may have advice on which kinds of cleaning products are suitable for use. Your RV’s tires can be especially difficult to clean, but covering them with tire shades can protect them from some of the dirt and grime they collect while parked at home. Get in touch with Magne Shade for a quote on any of our RV shades.

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