How to Clean your RV’s Interior


Just like your stationary home, your RV is going to require lots of cleaning in order to stay inviting and functional. After all, some messes are just gross while others can cause bigger problems for you down the line. That’s why you’ll want to balance a little bit of cleaning every day with periodic deep cleans to ensure everyone in your camping party is going to continue to enjoy their trips in the RV. Modern Trailer Sales has provided some tips to help you get started, but if you need additional advice, stop by our location near Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana and we’ll help you with all your RV-related needs.


The bathroom is probably going to be the biggest obstacle to tackle, mostly because RV bathrooms aren’t particularly big, so there will be less space to store cleaning supplies and less space to work with. But if you’re smart about how you approach this task, it should be relatively quick and simple.

You’ll want to start by consolidating and shrinking the supplies you’re working with. For example, you probably won’t have room for a toilet bowl brush, so you’ll want to use a rag or paper towels to clean the toilet. Try to stack supplies inside and around other supplies, like stuffing your gloves and rags into the nooks and crannies between your cleaning products. Also make sure you’re using gentle products, as harsh chemicals can damage the materials your bathroom is made out of.

When you’re cleaning, there are some basic tips you’ll want to keep in mind to make things a little easier. When you’re cleaning the toilet, fill it with a little bit of water to get the suds going and consider flushing a few times to get all the product out. The toilet will probably need to be cleaned the most often, but don’t forget the shower, floors, and mirror as well.


Speaking of floors, with all the activity going in and out of the camper, you’ll probably see a lot of dirt and mud tracked in. You’ll want to take care of any immediate problems as soon as you can, but you’ll also want to consider simply cleaning the whole floor fairly regularly as well. You’ll want to consider what kinds of floors you have so you can prepare properly. If you have tile, you’ll want to find a fold-up mop, or simply use disinfectant wipes. If you have carpet, you might want to consider using a hand vacuum, instead of a bigger one. This will take longer, but it won’t take up as much storage space. You may also want to think about washing the carpets once or twice a year and how you’ll want to go about this.

The Vents

At home, it might be easy to let your vents fall by the wayside, because even if you don’t care for them, they’ll continue to work for years and years and years. However, in an RV, you’ll want to be more diligent about this. Smaller spaces and smaller vents are going to create more dirt to be cleaned and you won’t want this to build up and leave you with an expensive repair. Make sure you wash out the screens, clean the filters, and scrub the inside of the vents. Consider leaving them open long enough to air dry and to avoid mold and mildew from building up in moist areas.

Other Details

There are other areas that’ll benefit from periodic touch ups, like the windows, a little bit of dusting, and cleaning the furniture. Basically, anywhere you see that’s starting to look a little dingy, take some time to care for it so you can get back to enjoying your vacation.

Cleaning your RV will take time and dedication, but we promise it’ll be worth it in the long run. At the very least, you won’t have an insurmountable task to accomplish when the more thorough cleaning happens. If you still need a camper to travel around in and take care of, then stop by Modern Trailer Sales and ask one of our friendly staff to give you the full tour. We welcome all current and future RV owners from Indianapolis and Muncie, IN.

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