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Step-by-step guide to motorhome cleaning outside

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Here is a run through of the important points about preparing your motorhome or campervan for cleaning. The first step is to start at the roof. By doing this, you won’t have to worry about streaks and drips from the roof ruining your work. Additionally, select an overcast day but not windy or rainy so that the van will not leave streaks after drying. In the event that you are not able to accomplish this, completely wash, rinse, and finish one side before proceeding with the next. Finally, it is essential to rinse the clothes in clean water regularly in order to remove dirt from them.

  • Mount your ladder on the roof and begin from there. If possible, enlist the assistance of someone to hold the base for you. Pipe lagging or insulation can help keep your motorhome from slipping and not marking.
  • Clean the area by rinsing it down and gently scrubbing it to remove dirt. Although warm water is better for you, you aren’t doomed if you cannot find any.
  • Work in smooth strokes over the roof using your general motorhome cleaner applied to your brush. For dirt and marks to be lifted, you should apply some pressure.
  • Make sure you don’t reach too far, as you may overbalance. Continually move the ladder as necessary.
  • A hose or bucket can be used to rinse the motorhome. It is best to use warm water if it is possible.
  • Once the first rinse has been completed, you should clean around solar panels or obstacles again to ensure that dirty water and grime are not stuck there.
  • Make sure that the top and sides of your awning are thoroughly cleaned as well.
  • Follow the same procedure on the sides. Apply a soft brush or microfibre cloth or mitt to each panel and then rinse it thoroughly. Before cleaning off the cleaner with a mop, brush or sponge, let it sit for up to 10 minutes.
  • Ensure motorhome storage boxes are closed or completely removed, and make sure they are not used.
  • Ensure that all the windows in the cab and hab are clean. Then, wipe it off with a microfiber cloth after washing it with a sponge or mitt. Shine the glass with a glass cleaner, then add Rainex.
  • Use a microfibre cloth to dry. The bigger, the better! The natural drying process can be used, but it may leave streaks.
  • If you wish to avoid damage to your brakes, clean the wheels with an appropriate cleaner.
  • Clean between the spokes with a wheel brush after applying the wheel cleaner, and then rinse.
  • Lastly, polish or finish wax will make future cleaning easier and give the polish a shiny finish. The solution should be applied with a flat mop or cloth. A dirt and algae-repellent spray can also be added to overwinter.

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