Detailing your RV can be a rewarding process. When you slow down and take the time to clean all the little nooks and crannies, you’ll gradually bring your RV back to new condition–or as close to new as is possible. With that said, this task can turn into a difficult chore if you don’t have the right supplies on hand for the job. We’ll take a closer look at some of the key RV detailing supplies you need to manage this job with ease time after time.
Water System Cleaning Products
Traveling in an RV is such a comfortable experience in large part because you can bring along a supply of fresh water for your adventures. That’s great, but you need to make sure your water tanks are clean so no health issues pop up along the way. During the detailing process, consider using purifiers that are designed specifically for RV water systems. This process takes a bit of time, but it’s pretty easy overall. Simply flush the tanks all the way to empty and then use the cleaning agent of your choice as directed by the manufacturer. Going through this process routinely will help make sure the water supply onboard is safe to use for everyone in the family.
Roof care is one of those maintenance points that often gets overlooked on an RV. Going up onto the roof is an important step in the detailing process, but you need to have the right supplies on hand to properly clean it without doing any damage along the way. Specifically, determine if you have a fiberglass roof or a rubber roof on your RV, and then pick out a cleaning product to match. Using the wrong RV roof cleaner for your type of roof could do more harm than good. Of course, always be careful when working on the RV’s roof, and get help if you aren’t comfortable with this job.
Cleaning Supplies for Tires
Your tires are sure to take a beating along the way going from place to place, so add some tire cleaner to your collection. In this case, you can use any tire cleaning product that you like, and it could be the same one that you already use when washing your car or truck.
Cleaning your awning is another piece that can go overlooked. Make sure you know what material your awning is made of before buying cleaner for the job. Look in your owner’s manual to see if you can find this piece of information, or look for any small tags that might be located around the edge of the awning. Possibilities for materials used in RV awnings include nylon, vinyl, and others. Get a quality cleaner that matches up with the material in question and you’ll be ready to get to work.
Sanitize the Bathroom
Cleaning the bathroom in your RV probably isn’t the most enjoyable part of the detailing process, but it’s essential nonetheless. Again here, you’ll want to pick out a product that is designed specifically to disinfect an RV bathroom and kill any bacteria that might be present in the area. Due to the compact space in an RV bathroom, virtually every surface is susceptible to contamination so everything in the room should be properly cleaned with a sanitizing agent.
AC Unit Supplies
Finally, traveling in the summer would be far less enjoyable without the benefit of an air conditioner to serve your RV. To help your AC unit continue to work well, add it to your to-do list when detailing the whole rig. If you are going to clean the AC unit, always be sure it has no power while you’re doing the work. Also, look specifically for a spray product that is meant to clean AC coils, as this is where dirt and debris buildup is most likely to occur.
Protect Your RV with a Carport
Another way to help your detailing process go smoothly is to keep your RV cleaner in the first place–and that’s where an RV carport enters the picture. By parking your RV under a roof instead of out in the open, you will keep it in better condition and have less work cut out for you when detailing time rolls around. Get started by trying our Build & Price tool to see the sizes and custom options that we have available. To work with our team on this project, just contact us at your convenience.
You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to properly detail your RV. In fact, the supplies you need for this job tend to be rather affordable and they should last you for years. Get started by assembling a basic kit of supplies and add to it over time as you figure out what works best for your specific RV model. Thank you for visiting Carport Kingdom!