There are many aspects to cleaning an RV to keep in mind when you consider which type of cleaner to choose. Specific areas call for specific cleaning, such as the interiors, exteriors, fabrics, upholstery, and carpet. Surface materials also play a part. Are you cleaning gel-coated fiberglass, plastic, or wood? Vinyl upholstery, carpet, or canvas? Interior or exterior surfaces? All of these factors play into the type of RV cleaning supplies that you will ultimately choose.
Types of RV Cleaners
Thinking about what you’ll be cleaning (scum, dirt, grime, diesel stains, bird droppings, etc.) will point you towards the optimal RV cleaner. Regardless of the product’s claims, be sure to select only RV cleaning supplies that are specifically formulated for your vehicle to ensure that they can withstand various elements like snow, rain, and sleet. Some RV products may also contain enhancers like UV protectants that will ultimately extend the life of your gel-coat finish and make your standard maintenance care a little easier.
Here is a handy list of all-purpose RV cleaning products from RVbyLIFE that will work for just about every cleaning job:
Our tried-and-true Suds RV cleaner has an environmentally safe, phosphate-free, biodegradable formula that cleans and protects without removing wax from fiberglass. Use it anywhere on your RV – a great all-purpose cleaner!
Fiberglass Rubbing Compound
A very fine compound that restores fiberglass finish by removing oxidation and stains and prepares the surface for waxing. Our fiberglass boat polish,Fiberglass Rubbing Compound, has a light grit to the paste which lifts tough stains.
PolyShine® Premium Fiberglass & Composite Polish
Bring back the original luster of your RV’s fiberglass finish with PolyShine Premium Fiberglass & Composite Polish. With a UV inhibitor, it will prevent against yellowing of your RV’s exterior. Simply apply the polish after cleaning and before waxing for optimal results.
Safe on fabrics, this chlorine-free, acid-free formula removes mildew and controls odor. Mildew Remover is great to use on surfaces that have little air circulation in the off-season to prevent mildew before it starts.
Stainless Steel Cleaner
This non-streaking formula cleans and protects in one easy step. Easily spray on and wipe off, Stainless Steel Cleaner removes grease and stains, leaving behind a fingerprint-resistant surface.
VinyLIFE Vinyl Cleaner
A dual-purpose product that cleans as well as protects interior and exterior vinyl, upholstery, fenders, bumpers, and other rubber products. VinyLIFE removes dirt, grime, and stains, brightens all colors and has a UV protectant added.