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RV Cleaning Tips: Interior

May 19, 2014 by · 6 Comments 

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It’s a fact of life that nothing stays clean for long and that includes your RV.

Over time you will discover the best way to organize the things you use most so they're always handy when you need them. (Credit: just5moreminutes.com/)

Over time you will discover the best way to organize the things you use most so they’re always handy when you need them. (Credit: just5moreminutes.com/)

A newly mopped floor is just waiting for a spill. That’s especially true with a young family. The need for cleaning never disappears. Fortunately, most cleaning isn’t difficult.

Occasionally though, you run into something that refuses to come clean, or you are convinced that there must be a better way. That’s when it’s time to visit Camping World.

Prevention of dirt accumulation through the use of indoor and outdoor mats, removing shoes before entering, and practicing tidy habits will go a long way toward keeping your RV interior clean and your sanity intact. So, lets go over some simple, but important RV cleaning tips.

When it comes to RV cleaning, start from the top and work your way down. Begin a thorough cleaning by dusting the ceiling, wiping light fixtures, and cleaning ceiling vents. When cleaning the RV bathroom, also start from the top and work your way down. By starting tall, you avoid spreading the matter around.

A very important RV cleaning tip, NEVER use bleach or abrasive cleaners in the RV kitchen and bathroom sinks, shower-tub, or toilet. These products can damage the surfaces and holding tanks, and degrade the seals around your tanks, causing an unpleasant and messy problem. Use only mild soaps or products specifically made for RVs.

Clean the stove top after each use to remove spills and other food messes. Remove the grate at least monthly or as needed to wipe out any crumbs and spills with a damp, lightly soaped cloth. Rinse well. Clean refrigerator spills as they happen. Remove drawers and clean under them. This is the location with the most potential for trouble as the stains are likely to stay. Clean vinyl fabrics with a soft damp cloth and mild detergent only. Do not use solvents as they may damage the surface of the vinyl.

At the end of each trip, invest a little time to perform routine cleaning: sweep, mop, or vacuum  the floors. Wipe down the tables and counter tops. Clean the sinks, shower-tub, and toilet. Remove the refrigerator contents and cleaned it remembering to leave the door open once you’ve turned the unit off. This helps to prevent the development of mold and mildew.

Regular RV cleaning will make your rig more enjoyable and will retain resale value. These are just some of the many RV cleaning tips you will learn over time.

Comments

6 Responses to “RV Cleaning Tips: Interior”
  1. Debra Hurley Bahr says:

    Why wait to the end of the trip to clean??? I guess that you like living that way…Me I sweep ,mop & clean the bathroom every other day. clean tables and counter tops 3 times daily.

  2. Iris Owens says:

    Clean it every day,I like it clean!

  3. Darlene Richard says:

    I do a thorough cleaning before we leave the campground, wash sheets etc so when we get home cleaning is minimal, and for some reason it's not as tedious at a campground

  4. I clean as I go everyday I like it clean

  5. Rocky Wegner says:

    Same cleaning routine at home and RV……live clean it is easier when you keep up with it.

  6. I generally keep a clean trailer, but when out west earlier this month, the drought caused a lot of dirt to blow inside. Now that we're home, a good reminder to clean from top to bottom is being put to use. Thanks Good Sam.

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