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What cleaning chemicals do I need for my caravan?

Examining your brand new caravan following the first trip can be a stressful experience. All those tiny marks and scratches can affect your mood. For those who are newer to the camping scene it’s likely that you’re unclear about how you should clean your caravan. In addition choosing the appropriate cleaning supplies to use on your RV.

Caravan maintenance is an integral element of having an RV. It should, indeed be considered before embarking for your first trip on the road. This article will talk about the most efficient caravan cleaning chemicals to help make it a little easier for you.

However, before that, there is a better way to do:

The best method to clean your vehicle isn’t so much about using a specific item or method, it is about staying clear of the incorrect tools and methods. The most popular choice would be the use of a pressure washer. Pressure washers are able to do their job swiftly but they also can very quickly detach or destroy delicate parts in your car, like its window seals, for example. The caravan owners who are experienced and have experience with pressure washers prefer to utilize them only for specific areas of their caravans before switching to washcloths and chemicals to complete the cleaning. It’s not always easy but you’ll be sure that all areas of your caravan get sufficient attention and they will also be clean when you finish your clean-up session!

Now, you know the chemicals can be used to wash your caravan

We’ve grouped them into categories based upon the components of the caravan they’re most efficient for.

Caravan exterior

Cleaners for caravans that are commercially accessible, called caravan wash-n-wax, or just caravan waxes can be effective in cleaning the exterior of your caravan. They take off the exterior layer of paint that has been oxidized and leave the unaffected inner layers in tact. The waxes are available in many kinds and concentrations. If your car is brand new with a powder coated exterior and a non-abrasive sealer, or polish can work perfectly.

The most difficult stains and gunks like bugs and tar may require more heavy use. Specially designed insect and tar remover sprays can work in these instances.

It’s crucial to know whether the caravan wax or cleaner that you are purchasing contains silicone in particular in the case of an exterior made of fibreglass. Silicone can cause fibreglass to become yellow and could significantly alter the appearance the appearance of your vehicle. Make use of specific fibreglass buffing agents restoration agents, waxes and restorers instead.


Regular car window cleaners can be effective on windows in your caravan as well. Begin by cleaning the windows with a washcloth and water. If the stains appear especially difficult, you can use the window cleaner. Small scratches on the vehicle’s Perspex window can be fixed by using polishing with plastic.

Hardware and trims

The trims of rubber can be cleaned by the use of trim cleaners or restorers. These chemicals are able to double as cleaners for plastic hardware, such as the handles on the windows and doors of your caravan. For trims made from aluminium or other metals use an aluminium cleaner that is specifically designed for this and then finish it off with a sealer for metal or polish.


If your caravan is equipped with an chemical toilet, it’ll require regular doses of a couple of chemicals. One of them helps to break down waste into a consistent liquid that is disposed of in a dump location. Another kind of toilet chemical can reduce the smell by limiting the growth of bacteria. It is also necessary to use a tank cleaner to clean the cassette tank.


The cleaning agents you use used for the interior of your caravan don’t differ much from the cleansing chemicals you’re using at home. Make sure you double-check the chemicals you’re using to ensure it’s compatible with the substance you’ll apply it to.

In the end, chemicals can be ineffective

Sometimes, they do worse harm than good. Pop-top canvas, for instance are best cleaned with water and a scrubbing brush as well as elbow grease! Be sure to dry the canvas completely before you use it again.

A sparkling and clean caravan can bring a new flavor of happiness to your vacation. Therefore, start clean and prepare for the next Outback caravanning trip!