Owning an RV isn't all relaxation and fun. You spend a lot of time maintaining the exterior and interior of your RV too if you want it to have a long life and look good. Fortunately, keeping your RV clean and in good shape is pretty easy. Here are some ways to keep the exterior of your RV clean and in good repair.
Wash The RV Frequently
If you use your RV frequently, then it picks up a lot of bugs on the road, gets coated in road dirt, and collects sap and debris from shade trees when it's parked. Make it a habit to wash your RV often, especially in the front where bugs get smashed onto the surface. A hose, soft brush, soapy water, and cleaning sprays are usually sufficient. In fact, a pressure washer could be too intense for an RV that has joints and seams that could be damaged by a forceful stream of water. Plus, a pressure washer might blast off all your decals.
If you use a pressure washer, keep it on a low setting and stand back from your RV so you can control the pressure. However, a regular hose will work fine. Use a soft brush on a long handle so you can reach all the way to the top when you clean.
Use RV Cleaning Products
The exterior of your RV is the same as a car's in some ways and very different in others. Avoid using harsh, abrasive cleaners. You may need cleaning sprays to get rid of moss and bugs, so be sure to buy products for use on RVs so you know they won't cause damage to things like rubber boots and window seals. Also, look for a cleaner that matches the material of your RV, such as metal or fiberglass. You probably won't need to buy, store, and travel with a variety of different products for cleaning the roof, wheels, and body of your RV. Instead, look for a multipurpose cleaner that works to remove stains and dirt gently and that can be rinsed away without leaving a residue behind.
Examine Your RV For Damage
Once your RV is clean, it is easier to check for signs of damage such as a worn roof, scratches on the surface, dents, and other minor types of damage. Repair what you can so things don't rust. Note when the roof starts to look worn so a new coating can be applied when needed. And don't forget to use a product when you're cleaning that leaves a protective coating on the exterior of your RV to make it shine and protect it from the weather, UV rays, and stains.
Reach out to companies like Trailer Bright for more information about RV cleaning spray products.