Cleaning your RV is essential not only to make your recreational activities more enjoyable, but to increase its longevity as well. RV’s, campers and trailers all have similar features to cars and homes. They are similar to cars because they require mechanical maintenace and exterior waxing and washing. RV’s are similar to homes because they have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and similar furnishings which require regular cleaning. Cleaning an RV however can be a daungting task because of their size and the different types of items that require cleaning.
Keep Cleaning Supplies On Hand: You never know when you are going to literally hit a bump in the road and accidently spill something or cause a mess. We recommend before every trip to check your cleaning supplies in your RV to make sure you have what you need in case of an accident.
Kitchen Cleaning: Keeping a clean kitchen in you RV is essential. In a tight space food particles can create unwanted odors. You can clean you RV kitchen with vinegar and water to remove tough stains and disinfect your counter tops. It is also important to clean out your fridge after every trip so perishable food items do not go bad and create unwanted odors.
Carpets and Upholstery: Cleaning your RV’s upholstery and carpets is important to increase the longevity of your interior. We recommend purchasing an entrance mat to use outside of your rv, so if you are staying in a wooded area you are not tracking dirt and mud from outside. You will also want to consider cleaning services for your carpets and upholstery such as shampooing and steam cleaning. Doing more than just vacuuming your interior will increase the longevity of your RV’s interior and will give it a sharper look.
Cleaning the Exterior: Much like a car sunlight and dirt do the most damage to your exterior and you should wash it after every trip. A common mistake people make when washing RV’s is to not dry the exterior with a cloth afterwards or forgeting to dry certain hard to reach areas. This can create water marks which can stain your RV’s Exterior.
Removing Dust: When RV’s are not used for long periods of time the interiors can become dusty because of the lack of ventilation. To remove dust we recommend three steps. First vacuum your carpets and upholstery, this will remove dust and any lose fibers that may conrtibute to dust build up in the future. Next use a damp microfiber cloth to clean dust of of any hard surface like your dashboard, counters and table. Lastly you can use an extended duster to remove dust from hard to reach storage places. To reduce dust in the furture on nice days open your RV’s windows and doors to let it ventilate.