Cleaning Your RV With a Dish Soap and Warm Water
One last question: have you considered making your own RV cleaner? As an RV owner, obviously youve probably explored your share of great RV cleaning tips on the internet. However, many of these RV cleaning advice tips are probably quite expensive. With all that money going out the window, maybe it's time to create your own cleaning solutions instead of buying them. After all, most of the RV owners on the internet tend to be extremely thrifty! So, here, you will learn how to save some extra dollars while making such items as a homemade RV roof cleaner, camper wash and more.
Homemade cleaners can save you a pretty penny, especially if you're making something as fancy and advanced as a custom cleaner. It really pays to be creative. Your basic kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies should do a decent job cleaning just about any surface inside your RV. You'll need a cleaner spray, liquid detergent, a sponge, towels, a razor blade, and an old rag or towels. These items can easily be found at your local hardware store for less than twenty bucks.
As far as creating a custom cleaner, well, I'll say what you want to do is whatever you want. Personally, my favorite "homemade" cleaning agent is some elbow grease. I use it to rub down my rubber roof and inside all the crevices and depressions on my RV. The results are always a nice shine. However, remember that no rubber roofing manufacturer recommends rubbing anything on your roof except for road salt.
If you find yourself with a stubborn stain or spot, it's time to get serious. Find a good roto root cleaner, or a chemical soap. Rinse it down with cool water (make sure it's not too hot) and apply it with a sponge or rag to the stained area. Rinse it down several times with warm water, and then pat dry. Rubber roofing materials will usually leave some sort of residue, like mineral deposits, that needs to be cleaned up. Use your imagination and clean up what you find.
Now if you find yourself with more stubborn stains, such as brake dust, it's time to get serious. Take the appropriate cleaner spray bottle and spray down the area. Be very careful as you don't want to spray too deep into the material, but you do want to get some of the cleaner into the tiny cracks and crevices.
Most detergents work on stains, but your best bet is a combination of warm water and soap, with or without the added pressure washer. Follow up with a good scrubbing session with the washer, then rinse with cold water. Be careful not to let any of the soap residue remain on the surface of your rugs. You can clean most stains with a mixture of water and dish soap, but a special treatment such as RV cleaner requires a stronger soap or product. Before using any kind of RV cleaner or pressure washer, it's important to thoroughly rinse the surface of your furniture and carpets.
The final step of washing your rugs with a power washer or by yourself using a pressure washer is to clean them off with a good quality power washer again using one ounce of the right solution. Use a wool duster or pad to gently wipe the rest of the solution onto your furniture. If there are stubborn stains, use the cleaner again with the washer on a very low setting. For very stubborn stains, allow them to soak for five minutes before wiping with a soft towel. Finally, rinse with warm water.
To help your clean your RV with a dish soap and warm water solution, mix equal parts of water and dish soap in a spray bottle. Use this solution to wash all of the hard-to-reach areas of the interior including your appliances, windows and cabinet doors. To get deep-seated stains out of hard-to-reach areas that have dried and hardened on the surface, use a mixture of three parts of dish soap to one part of water. Dry with a soft towel. Keep in mind that most liquids will react differently depending on your manufacturer or model, so test a small area before applying the cleaning product to ensure safe cleaning.