Washing an RV is nothing like washing a car, SUV, or truck. Some class A motorhomes even stretch up to 45 feet. RVs also come in different types and shapes. Therefore, washing an RV requires a well-thought-out strategy, an abundance of cleaning products, plenty of water, and if you can get it, additional manpower. This article highlights the different aspects you must consider when washing and waxing your RV.
Why Is It Important To Wash Your RV?
When dirt and grime is left to collect on the surface of your RV over a long period, it cakes up and hardens, making it harder to remove when you finally get around to cleaning your rig. While trying to remove the caked-up dirt, you may end up smearing and smudging it over the surface of your rig, causing scratches and swirl marks.
Dirt and grime can also damage your RV. RVs have many sections and numerous features with seals and connections, most of which can easily be compromised when dirt builds up on the outside. For example, the gaskets around their doors, windows, or sliding sections can get damaged or corroded when dirt and grime collects in them.
Moreover, when dirt and moisture collects on the roof of an RV, it can lead to the buildup of moss or algae, which can cause mold or rust to set into the walls of the RV.
There’s also the fact that dirt and grime makes an RV look old and causes it to actually age faster. If you’re planning on selling or trading in your RV some years down the road, you need to clean it regularly to ensure it gets a good resale value when you finally decide to let go of it.