How to wash your RV?


How to wash your RV?

Last updated

Jul, 11, 2020

A Clean RV Means Comfortable, Healthy Travel!!!

Tired of staying indoors all day? Want to go out and explore local RV resorts? Then RV Travel is the perfect activity for you! Taking a drive outdoors is a great way to spend quality in natural surroundings away from the hectic city life while still abiding by necessary pandemic safety precautions. But being on the road all the time can take a toll on your RV. So cleaning your RV and its maintenance on a monthly basis before any trip is very important depending on how often you use your RV and where you travel. Plus, washing your RV will help get rid of nasty germs and keep you safe.

From washing the exterior of your RV to getting your RV waxed, here are 8 pro tips on how you can wash your RV thoroughly.

1) Get the right supplies

Before you do anything else, you need to first gather the proper cleaning supplies such as an adjustable wash brush, a biodegradable RV wash, wastewater treatment, wax, awning cleaner, and wheel cleaners. Just getting started with RV Camping? Check out this blog post for tips & advice on how to go RV camping.

2) Use the “Top Down” Method

Use the “Top Down Method” when cleaning the RV exterior. Start at the roof, and then work your way down the RV exterior. Wash the awning before washing the sidewalls. Then finish off by cleaning the RV tires!

3) Roof

It's best to wash an RV roof at least twice a year. You need to sweep off all the debris, inspect all the caulking for cracks & rinse the roof with a hose. But you should also regularly remove tree sap & bird droppings.

4) Scrub the Awning

The awning is usually the grubbiest part of any RV. We recommend using a foaming cleaning tool as you can apply it with a scrubbing pole to get rid of stains. But you should never use any bleach or abrasive cleaners!

5) Wash and Wax the RV Exterior

It’s also extremely important to wash and wax the exterior of your RV. Waxing not only makes your RV shiny, but it also protects it from the sun’s damaging rays. Be sure to wax the exterior at least once a year.

6) Windows and Doors

Every window, door, and slide in an RV has some sort of gasket or flexible rubber seal. Silicone-based cleaners are your best bet as they can help keep your rubber seals from drying out.

7) Tires, Rims, and Wheels

You can use any basic wheel and rim cleaning products to keep your tires, rims, and wheels clean. You’ll want to avoid using any hard bristles or abrasive cleaners on these to keep them as shiny as possible.

8) Dusting and Vacuuming

The most effective way to deal with dust is to use a vacuum cleaner with attachments. Use it to remove dust from floors, windows, curtains, blinds, dashboards, and the insides of drawers and cabinets.


Now is the time to give extra care to your usual cleaning routine. There are many spots inside and outside your RV that need a good cleaning every now and then. So make sure to properly clean and wash your RV before your head outdoors. Not only will it help you stay germ-free, but it will also make sure that your RV is in tip-top shape on all your travel. And remember to use only RV specialized cleaning products to get the job done right. After all, you don't want to mess up the look of your RV by using adultered cleaning products.

Have any extra tips on how to wash your RV? Then share them with us in the comments down below.

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