RV life is great.
You can move your “home” easily, whenever the mood strikes.
Grand Canyon? No problem!
Myrtle Beach? You bet!
Bar Harbor? Let’s roll!
Hawaii? Well, no...
You get the idea.
There’s just one tiny downside to RV-living: The amount of dirt and debris that can collect on your carpets, upholstery and every inch of your camper.
The truth is, campsites and RV parks – while fun – are full of dust and grime.
But don’t worry.
We’ve got the tips you need for cleaning the interior of your RV and keep your home-on-wheels in tip-top shape.
Tools for cleaning your RV’s interior
Here are the tools needed for cleaning the inside of a camper, as well as some reminders of what areas to focus on.
1. Vacuum cleaner
A good, compact-size vacuum cleaner is a must – no matter what kind of flooring you have in your RV.
Even if your motorhome has a central vac system, there are still plenty of times you’ll need to pull out your regular one.
What to clean
There’s a science to vacuuming the inside of an RV.
Start with the ceiling and work your way down.
Vacuum up cobwebs in corners and dust from fans and vents.
Don’t forget your window screens and your A/C unit, including the filter.
You’ll also want to vacuum your RV’s upholstery, using a crevice tool to get into all the nooks and crannies.
The carpets should be your last task, so you’re sweeping up any debris that has fallen from the other areas.
It’s a good idea to have your RV’s carpets and upholstery cleaned by a professional cleaning company at least once during your camping season. More, if you use it all year-round.
2. Wet/dry mop
This is an essential tool to have in your RV-cleaning arsenal – especially for the daily upkeep of your vinyl and tile floors.
Just like the carpets, you’ll want to have a professional clean these hard surfaces periodically.
Once a season may be enough if you only use your RV during a few months out of the year.
Plan on a couple of cleanings if you use it more.
3. Door mat
You’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute! A doormat isn’t a cleaning tool!”
Actually, it IS.
Anything that makes your floors easier to clean can be considered a tool!
A doormat traps a lot of the dirt and debris that would otherwise come into your RV on your shoes.
You can place it at the top of the stairs, the bottom, or both for extra yuck-trapping power.
It’s a good idea to invest in mats that trap both dirt and moisture.
Why choose a professional cleaning company?
While you can – and should – keep up with cleaning your RV’s interior, there are several reasons you should have a professional cleaning company come in periodically to clean the carpets, upholstery and hard surfaces.
- Knowledge. No one knows how to properly clean the interior of your RV like a professional. They know the right chemicals and processes to use that do the job without causing damage.
- Protection. A cleaning company will do more than just clean. They can also apply protectants to your carpet, upholstery, vinyl and fabric RV components.
- Peace of mind. Knowing that a professional has thoroughly cleaned your RV’s interior allows you to relax and not worry about dirt, grime and pesky germs floating about.
- Extend the life of your investment. A motorhome is a massive investment. Neglecting the upkeep will end up costing you money in repairs and replacement that you could avoid.
Keep your RV’s interior in great shape
To get the most out of your home-away-from-home, you need the right tools and professionals with valuable know-how.
Make sure you have a good vacuum, a wet/dry mop and invest in some moisture- and dirt-resistant doormats.
Call on the professionals to clean the interior of your RV and kick back and relax in the knowledge that you’re protecting your investment.