How to Clean a Camping Trailer

How to Clean a Camping Trailer
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your camping trailer will ensure it smells good and is safe to inhabit. After long periods of storage your camper can be invaded by mice and take on water damage. If mice have entered the trailer you should wear a mask to prevent infection by hauntavirus. Water damage can create mold and should be thoroughly disinfected.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Window cleaner
  • Tile cleaner
  • Scratch pad
  • Towels
  • Sponges
  • Pressure washer
  • All-purpose RV cleaner
  • Vacuum
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
Step 1
Fill a bucket with water, 1/3 cup white vinegar and all-purpose RV cleaner.
Step 2
Use sponges and cleaning solution to wash the exterior of the RV. Scrub dirty areas with a scratch pad.
Step 3
Use the pressure washer to thoroughly clean the exterior of the RV.


Step 1
Put a small amount of the cleaning solution on a towel. Wipe all surfaces with the towel then wipe again with a dry towel.
Step 2
Wipe all windows with a towel and window cleaning solution.
Step 3
On water stains place a thin layer of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Let stand for several hours before wiping clean.
Step 4
Thoroughly vacuum the floor. Use vacuum attachments to clean under beds and in tight spaces.

Tips & Warnings

Do not use dish soap or other corrosive products to clean your camping trailer. They can harm the finish on your paint.

Article Written By Zach Lazzari

Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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