Buying a motorhome, whether it’s a used travel trailer or a brand-new model, is a big step in life. There are numerous benefits, including being able to take the comforts of home with you wherever you go. Still, with this kind of purchase comes responsibilities such as regular maintenance and cleaning.
To keep your investment looking its best and to extend the life of your travel trailer, here are some basic tips for keeping it clean and organized.
Remove All Clutter
The first step in a successful travel trailer cleaning is to rid the interior of all clutter – items that don’t belong, as this will make it easier to clean.
Take a look around and see what items are not necessary for your travels. If you find any clothes, dishes, utensils, or other items that don’t need to be in the travel trailer, remove them and store them in an appropriate place like your home or a storage facility. A good rule of thumb is to only keep items that you use regularly.
Empty and Clean Cabinets, Drawers, and Closets
Once everything that doesn’t belong is removed, it’s time to move on to the cleaning portion. Start by emptying all the cabinets, drawers, and closets. This will give you the space you need to effectively clean each area.
Once all the items have been removed from each area, vacuum away any dust to prevent dirt build-up. Next, wipe down the interior of each cabinet, drawer, and closet with a mild cleaning solution and a soft cloth.
Clean Upholstery, Carpeting, and Curtains
Next, move on to upholstery, curtains, rugs, and carpeting. Vacuum these areas to remove any dirt or debris that may be embedded in the material. Then spot-clean any stains or spills with a mild cleaning solution and a soft cloth, or sponge. If you’re dealing with heavier stains, use a steam cleaner to ensure the area is thoroughly clean.
Finally, finish up by vacuuming all upholstery and carpets again. This will help remove any dirt that may have been loosened during the cleaning process.
Clean the Exterior
Yes, the exterior requires regular cleaning as well. Begin by washing away any dirt or debris from the exterior of your RV with gentle car-washing soap and cloth. If any stubborn areas need scrubbing, use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft-bristled brush.
Once you’ve scrubbed away any dirt, rinse the exterior with clean water and dry thoroughly. Finally, apply wax or sealant to help protect the finish from UV rays, extreme temperatures, and other harsh elements.
Following these easy travel trailer cleaning tips will help keep your RV looking great and give you many years of enjoyment. With regular maintenance, you can ensure that your investment stays in top condition for a long time to come!