Cleaning a caravan is not the same as cleaning a car or cleaning your home. It’s better to not be taken by surprise the next time you open it up, so learning how to clean a caravan is something every caravan and camper trailer owner should learn.
Double Check for Food
When your caravan gets home, it will likely be parked for several months and may not even be opened in this time. The fridge will presumably be turned off, so it should be emptied and cleaned as the first point of call. Surfaces around, and including your stove, should also be taken care of, as food scraps and stains will rot and not only be difficult to clean but potentially very smelly. It’s also important to clean every surface that has come in contact with food as well, including your cookware, eating utensils and bowls.
Wash Your Linen
The best way to think about caravan cleaning is to be always planning your next escape. When you’re desperate for a getaway, you’ll thank yourself for having done the hard yards when you put your caravan away. If it’s put away with fresh sheets and doona covers, you’ll be able to hit the road at a moment’s notice and enjoy a clean, comfortable bed at your beautiful destination.
Be Careful with Caravan Windows
Take particular care of the seals around caravan windows as they are susceptible to damage that will affect the waterproof nature of your mobile home. When cleaning the windows, use a gentle window cleaning product and make sure they are dried thoroughly with a squeegee. As a final step, it is useful to dry the seals to avoid potential problems with pooling water.
Clean the Outside from the Top Down
When you are cleaning the exterior of your caravan, start with the roof. To avoid damaging your rubber window seals, don’t use a pressure washer, but start with a regular hose or buckets of warm water. Additionally, you don’t want to stand on the roof of your caravan as it is not something they are typically designed to handle. Use a step ladder and a long handled sponge or broom to reach the entire roof. Once the roof is clean, move down and clean the sides. There are specialist caravan cleaning products that will not damage the rubber seals in the same way that some other motor cleaning products will. Take care to remove all foreign organic material including tree sap, bird poo and algae, as these materials will become harder to clean over time.
Contact us for More Great Tips
If you’re in Perth and want help with your caravan, look no further than PMX Campers. We’re owned and operated by caravan and camping enthusiasts, so we know the ins and outs of keeping them in tip-top shape. Call us on 08 9455 1454 or contact us online.