Cleaning Your RV Exterior | Baird, TX
While it’s important to clean the interior of your RV, it’s just as essential to keep the outside of it clean. Regular washes can go a long way to extend the life of your RV and help keep it looking like new. Cleaning the exterior helps protect the outer surfaces from stains, chemical spotting and corrosion from substances, like tree sap, road salt, road tar, bird droppings, bugs, UV exposure and acid rain.
How To Clean The Exterior
Per Jayco, it’s best to wash your RV by hand, instead of taking it through an automatic car wash so that you can protect it from scratches and dents. You’ll also want to park it someplace out of direct sunlight while you clean it. To clean, spray the exterior with water to get rid of debris and dust. Use clean water, mild car-washing soap and a car-washing sponge or mitt to wash the RV, starting at the top and working your way down toward the bottom.
Make sure to keep the pressure sprayer nozzle at least 16 inches away from the RV and hold the nozzle at right angles when washing glass surfaces. Use caution when spraying around RV attachments, like appliance vents and doors. Also, avoid using the highest pressure setting and extremely hot water. After rinsing the RV thoroughly, dry it with a soft cloth.
How To Wax The Exterior
Besides washing your RV, Jayco also recommends waxing it at a minimum of once or twice a year. Make sure to park your RV away from direct sunlight and wait till the exterior is cool enough to touch before waxing. You’ll also want to avoid waxes that have high-abrasive compounds since they will erode the trailer’s coating of paint. To wax the exterior, use a soft cloth and a small amount of car wax to gently rub the wax over the outside of the RV.
For more tips on how to cleanse the outside of your RV or extend its overall lifespan, contact us at Hanner RV. Our service department is here to make caring for your fifth-wheel trailer as stress-free as possible.