Own An RV? Tips On Cleaning It And The Water Tanks

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If you and your family love to travel using an RV, it can become very dirty driving down the roads and while being at RV parks. Take time to clean the tanks, as well as the entire RV. This will give you and your family a much more comfortable ride.

Clean the Water Tanks

Your RV has two holding tanks, one for water that comes from your showers and sinks, and one for the water that comes from your toilet. If you do not clean the tanks, over time you will not have fresh drinking water, and your RV will start to smell from the toilet. To clean the tanks, use a cleaning solution specially designed for water tanks. Drain the tanks and fill them half way with clean water. Add the cleaning solution according to the package directions. Turn on the water pump, as well as the faucets and shower inside the RV. When you start to smell the cleaning solution, turn the water pump back on, and turn the faucets and shower off.

You will then need to rinse the tank out to make sure all cleaning solution is gone. Turn on the water pump, as well as the shower and faucets. Refill the tank with clean water, and then drain the water. Repeat this step two or three times. When you are finished, fill the tank back up with fresh water.

Clean the Rest of It

You should also clean the outside of your RV. Fill up a bucket with water, and add some mild soap. Purchase the soap from your RV dealer, and follow the instructions on how to properly mix and use it. Do not use dish soap from the kitchen, as it can harm the finish on the RV.

Wipe down the RV using old rags. Don't forget about cleaning your headlights if they are dirty, as this will let you see the road much better. They make cleaner that is designed to clean headlights that you can purchase at an auto parts store. Follow the instructions on the packaging to use it.

Clean the window blinds on the inside of the RV by spraying them down with an all-purpose cleaner, and then rubbing off the dirt with a cleaning rag. Make sure you clean both sides. If they are really dirty, remove them, take them outside, lay them on the ground, and hose them off. Lay them out in the sun to dry. Dust in the RV, including over doors, on top of cabinets, and ceiling vents using a standard dusting polish.

Clean your RV and water tanks before you put it in storage, such as when it is put away for the winter. Drain all water from the tanks. This will help you get back into it much quicker once spring comes when you are ready to get out on the road. For assistance, talk to a professional like Niel's RV.


14 September 2015

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