7 Tips for Cleaning Your RV or Trailer

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When you own a trailer or RV, cleaning it can be a real chore.  Depending on how often you use either, they can get dirty a lot quicker than a standard apartment or home.  If your trailer or RV sits parked for months on end, it can accumulate dust and grime.  If you use them more often, they may need touch-ups here and there.  Regardless of how often you use your trailer or RV, we’ve put together some cleaning tips to make it easier to keep them looking like new.

Tips for Cleaning Your RV or Trailer

Cleaning Showerheads

What You Need

  • 8 oz. White Vinegar
  • Quart Size Ziploc Bag
  • 2 Rubber Bands

What You Do

Add 8 oz. of white Vinegar to a quart size Ziploc bag and submerge the showerhead into the bag of Vinegar.  Let it sit overnight, and this will help dissolve all the mineral deposits that have built up in and around the showerhead.

Cleaning Toilets

What You Need

  • Toothpaste
  • Scrub Brush

What You Do

If you camp anywhere that has heavy iron-based water, your toilet is going to need additional cleaning.  Using toothpaste and a scrub brush, you can help eliminate the iron deposits and build up that occurs around your toilet bowl from harsh water.

Prevent Dry Bowl

What You Need

  • Vaseline Lip Therapy

What You Do

If your toilet dries out, your rubber seal has cracked or is broken.  This can cause odors from the waste tank to seep into the trailer or RV.  By using some Vaseline Lip Therapy, or any thick Chapstick product, you can coat the rubber seal thoroughly to keep it lubricated and leak free.  We recommend doing this once a month for the best results.

Vacuuming

What You Need

  • Small Handheld Vacuum

What You Do

Using a full-size vacuum is asking for trouble in a trailer or RV.  Take the time and use a small hand vacuum to get in all the corners, crevices and hard to reach spaces.  While this’ll take more time, it’s more thorough than trying to use a full size one to get the job done.

Cleaning Blinds or Window Panes

What You Need

  • Tube Sock
  • Glass Cleaner

What You Do

Put the tube sock on your hand and spritz it with glass cleaner.  Then, go one way down a windowpane or blind, then back the other way.  Repeat this two to three times for maximum results and clean windowpanes or blinds.

Dusting Vents

What You Need

  • Small Paint Brush

What You Do

Use a small paintbrush to “brush” your vents to dust them.  The paintbrush’s bristles can get into the nooks and crannies of a vent, unlike a traditional duster.

Removing Ceiling Stains

What You Need

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Baking Soda
  • Wash Cloth

What You Do

Mix the Hydrogen Peroxide and baking soda to create a paste.  You may need to add a little more of one until you get the right consistency.  Once you have a thin paste, apply it to the ceiling stain and let it sit for three hours.  This will help draw out the stain and allow you to wipe it clean once the paste dries.

Cleaning doesn’t have to be frustrating or time-consuming.  By always keeping up on cleaning your trailer or RV as you’re using it, you can avoid the hassle of having to do a deep clean every time you take your trailer or RV on the road.  Hopefully, these tips will help eliminate some of the time you spend cleaning your trailer or RV.

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