Last Updated on February 14, 2023 by Douglas
Travel trailers are a great way to explore the outdoors and have a comfortable home away from home. But, just like your regular home, travel trailers require regular maintenance and cleaning in order to keep them in top condition. Washing your travel trailer is an important step in protecting it from dirt, grime, and other damaging elements. In this article, we will discuss how to properly wash a travel trailer so that you can keep it looking its best for years to come.
2. Gather the Necessary Supplies
Before you begin washing your travel trailer, you will need to make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand. You will need a pressure washer or garden hose with nozzle attachment, car wash soap or detergent specifically designed for RVs, microfiber towels or soft sponges for scrubbing, wax (optional), and a ladder if necessary.
3. Clear Out and Clean the Interior of the Trailer
The first step in washing your travel trailer is to clear out and clean the interior of the trailer. Remove any furniture or other items that may be inside the trailer and vacuum any dirt or debris that may be present on floors and surfaces. Wipe down all surfaces with warm water and mild detergent or disinfectant cleaner to remove any dust or dirt buildup from previous trips.
4. Prepare the Exterior for Washing
Next, you will want to prepare the exterior of your travel trailer for washing by rinsing off any loose dirt or debris with a garden hose before beginning with your pressure washer or soap application process. This will help avoid scratching or damaging your RV’s exterior finish when scrubbing off caked-on dirt later on in the process.
5. Wash the Exterior of Your Travel Trailer
Once you have thoroughly rinsed off any loose dirt from your RV’s exterior surface, it’s time to start washing with either a pressure washer set at low pressure (1-1/2 GPM) or by hand using car wash soap mixed with warm water in a bucket with a soft sponge or microfiber towel for scrubbing off caked-on dirt areas on your RV’s exterior surface such as around windows and doors as well as on bumpers and side panels where road grime tends to accumulate quickly over time due to exposure from wind while driving down highways at high speeds.Be sure not to use too much pressure when using a power washer as this can cause permanent damage such as paint chipping away due to too much force being applied during cleaning process.
6. Rinse Off Your Travel Trailer
After you have finished scrubbing down all areas of your RV’s exterior surface with either car wash soap mixed with warm water using soft sponges/microfiber towels OR using low-pressure power washers,make sure you rinse off all traces of soap residue completely before moving onto drying off stage of process.It’s important not leave behind any traces of soap residue which can cause damage over time if left unattended.
7 Dry Your Travel Trailer Off
Once you have finished rinsing off all traces of soap residue,make sure you dry off entire RV exterior surface completely by either wiping down manually with microfiber towels/soft sponges OR using low-pressure air dryers which are specially designed for drying RVs quickly without leaving behind streaks.Make sure not leave behind any water spots which can cause permanent damage if left unattended.
8 Apply Wax To Protect Your Travel Trailer From Damage
Finally,after drying off entire RV exterior surface completely,apply wax over entire surface area which acts like an invisible shield against future damages caused by UV rays,rain,snow,sleet etc.Most wax products are specially formulated specifically for RVs so make sure read instructions carefully before applying onto RV exterior surfaces.Also keep note that applying wax regularly helps protect against fading & discoloration caused by prolonged exposure under direct sunlight while parked outside during camping trips etc.
In conclusion,washing & waxing your travel trailer regularly is an important part of keeping it looking its best for years come & preventing potential damages caused by UV rays,rain etc.Make sure follow above steps carefully & thoroughly when washing & waxing your RV so that can get most out of every camping trip!