Going camping doesn’t necessarily mean being dirty. In fact, most RVers much prefer returning to a nice clean space at the end of a long day in nature.
Of course, it’s easiest to keep a space clean when you have the right products. For this reason, there are certain cleaning products every RVer should keep on hand.
Let’s begin with exterior cleaners. After all, the outside of your rig is what the vast majority of people will see, so keeping it clean should be a priority. Many consider it a huge hassle to clean their RV exterior.
However, the task is made much easier when you use the products listed below, and in some cases it’s even a little bit fun to see your rig go from dingy to shiny.
3X:Chemistry Black Streak Cleaner
The dreaded streaks that magically appear—sometimes overnight—on the sides of your camper are a serious annoyance for nearly every RVer. Nobody could ever keep up with the full wash schedule that would be needed to keep these things at bay. This 3X:Chemistry Black Streak Cleaner does an excellent job getting rid of the streaks until wash time rolls around again.
Roadmaster 9910 Voom
When wash time does roll around, you’ll definitely want to have some Roadmaster 9910 Voom on hand. This stuff is tough enough to work its way through almost any spot or stain without damaging the exterior of your RV at all. Best of all, it can be used on the sides of the camper, the awning, and even the roof!
B.E.S.T. 60032 Wash and Wax
When you’re finished cleaning, turn to B.E.S.T. 60032 Wash and Wax for an extra cleaning and a bit of wax to shine things up. This product is easy to use and much loved by the RV community.
— INTERIOR —
Once the exterior of your rig is looking good, it’s time to head inside. Having a clean RV interior means having a relaxing space to spend time in. It also means that fewer pests (such as mice and bugs) will make themselves welcome, so it’s a win-win.
Here’s what you’ll want to grab before your interior cleaning session.
Clorox Antibacterial Wet Wipes
We love Clorox wipes! They’re perfect for those times when water is limited, but you need to wipe something up. They also work well for disinfecting counters and other yucky areas quickly and easily, something that is greatly appreciated after a long day of roadschooling.
Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Of course, wet wipes won’t always be enough. This is why we keep Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner on hand. This stuff is awesome because it can be used on nearly any hard surface, from windows to bathrooms and everything in between. That means we only need to keep one bottle around to tackle nearly any job.
Lysol Bathroom Cleaner
If you’re worried the Puracy cleaner above won’t be enough in the bathroom, go ahead and grab a bottle of Lysol Bathroom Cleaner. This is some of the best bathroom cleaner out there, and will definitely help keep your RV bathroom looking and smelling fresh.
Pine Sol Original
Keeping the floors clean is always a challenge. After all, you are spending time in nature, and that means plenty of dirt and debris is going to be tracked inside. This is where Pine Sol Original steps in. If you have hard floors in your rig, this is the very best product for cleaning them up. Put some diluted solution on a washcloth or mop, and soon your floors will be good as new.
Bissell Cordless Stick Vacuum
Not everyone has hard floors throughout their rig. For those who don’t, Pine Sol definitely won’t get the job done. Instead, these folks need the Bissell Cordless Stick Vacuum. This vacuum cleaner is slim so it fits well into the RV, but it’s also powerful enough to clean up those camping messes.
Adam’s Interior Detailer
Finally, those who own a motorhome will likely be looking for a way to keep their cab area clean. Adam’s Interior Detailer is our pick for this job. It cleans well, leaves everything shiny, and smells good to boot.
Pick up these 9 fabulous cleaning products, and you’ll be ready to tackle any mess. In fact, you may just have the cleanest RV in the campground!
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About the Author:
Chelsea has the amazing opportunity to take part in full-time RV living and traveling with her tiny tribe. She homeschools her five-year-old son as they travel, and takes full advantage of their unique situation by using the entire world as her son’s classroom. A group of total Disney fanatics, Chelsea and her family often find themselves in the Orlando area in order to visit the Disney parks, but they have also visited over 25 of the 50 states with plans to see many more along the way. No matter where her travels take her, Chelsea enjoys riding bikes, gazing at beautiful sunsets, finding new coffee shops, Irish dancing, and sitting around a campfire with her family.
You can join her adventures through her blog, Wonder Wherever We Wander.
Terry and Bonnie T. ~ Thank you so much for all of your help purchasing new tires. We got the new tires on Friday and drove home as “happy campers”.
Dan Cogan said:
Did I miss it? I think the most important item to keep on hand, for both interior and exterior cleaning, is Windex. Without good vision you just shouldn’t be driving.
William Kelly said:
My daily tool is a Dyson Animal portable vacuum.
Patty Chapman said:
Hi, enjoy your posts! My husband and I are having a difficult time keeping mice out of our RV. It seems to happen every season around this time when the weather breaks. Any suggestions? I think we have tried everything but would welcome anything at this point! Thank you!
Moth balls outside of your RV while immobile. Put along the ground, tops of tires etc..
Warning to all RVers; never stop at at a truckers pull over area ( not public rest areas). The areas where there is nothing but a pull over only for truckers. They stop at these to sleep, eat or take a quick pee. They throw out lots of food, bits of paper etc. Mice city galore!! My husband and I made the mistake of stopping at one of these while traveling out west due to sheer exhaustion at 1 am and no place to park for many more miles. Next day we encountered a grand total of 11 mice after seeing one run across the floor with cereal in his mouth and my husband and I visiting the first Walmart we came to for purchase of various types of traps. Lesson learned the hard way. YUK……….. We leave traps under the sink, refrigerator etc at all times now just in case. So far no other problems.