It’s that time of year again, the good weathers coming out, it’s finally time to go camping again. It’s also the season when everything you own needs a good old spring clean. So before you go anywhere, get your chamois cloth out and give your recreational vehicle a good old-fashioned scrub. A step ladder might help too!
So to help you dust off the cobwebs, polish your surfaces and wax down your exterior, we’ve come up with some helpful tips to make your spring-cleaning job much easier.
The system: Wash, clean, polish, wax and maintain.
Step 1: Wash and Clean
Obviously unless your headed to the bus depot anytime soon, you can’t just get your motorhome through a carwash, and we at Think condemn the use of pressure washers on motorhomes. They are no good for your vehicle. The paintwork won’t suffer from the water pressure but its window rubbers and seals will, and of course motorhomes have many of these.
So instead we recommend you use your readily available elbow grease and wash the motor by hand.
Honestly, it’ll take a lot less time than you think. With a hosepipe and some soapy water at your disposal you will have an easy enough time scrubbing. Buy some decent polishing sprays, some nice wax, try products like autoglym, and that should take any real tough parts out of the equation.
Step 2: Polish and wax
Polish will give your motorhome that new look shine. Just don’t apply too much of the polish or you may get streaks. Put the polish on a pad and wipe the vehicle down. Remove any leftover bits with a clean cloth.
Wax time. Get a decent chamois cloth or a waxing device and work the wax in lightly and smoothly. Channel your inner Karate Kid and wipe in a circular motion. Waxing machines will take out some of the effort but a cloth will do just fine.
Step 3: Maintain
Regular cleaning and maintenance like in all walks of life will make the cleaning job a lot easier. Shoot the dirt off with a hose or wipe the bird poo off with a warm sponge and you’ll save having a big job at a later date when the dirt bonds with the surface. A great hassle free method of maintenance is to buy a cover for your motorhome, this way it won’t get dirty unless you take it out. Make life easier for yourself!