RVillage members share their expert tips for that annual spring ritual.

Let's start with the outside

Brush off the roof & slides, then wash it. Which type of cleaners are recommended?

View responses.

What do you use to wash the roof? See suggestions, and more tips here.

See helpful advice.

How do you clean that moldy awning?

LOTS of great tips!

Then wash, wax and detail the entire rig. Or—even better—take it to a truck wash, or have a mobile service come and do it for you!

Tackling the inside

Carpet in the kitchen?

See some ideas.

Is it ok to use regular household cleaners?

RVillagers advise.

Cleaning the toilet bowl...

Great tips!

Cleaning that stubborn shower

Tips & tools for cleaning the shower door tracks, and keeping hair out of the drain.

Here's a great idea for cleaning those "carpeted" ceilings!

Cleaning window screens & blinds

See the fun responses.

Some clever ideas!

RV vacuum cleaners

See recommendations for favorite vacuum cleaners—or you could even create your own central vac:

View details.

Storing the old-fashioned broom and dustpan...

Practical ideas. Add your suggestions!


View responses.

Rotten egg smell? It could be the hot water heater. A few more tips here.

Sewer smell while driving down the road? Here are some possible solutions.

Other annual maintenence

Use this season to put new batteries in your detectors and alarm devices: smoke, carbon monoxide, propane.

Tighten lugs in the fuse box for the electric converter. They have surely rattled a little looser with a year of traveling.

Schedule an appointment for an engine check-up in the rig or toad. Have the tires rotated if you do that.

RVillage groups

Join some groups for ideas and inspiration, ask questions and post your tips!

Search for more groups to find more tips for this timely task.

Disclaimer: The information gathered here is compiled from the posts and opinions of RVillagers, and not of RVillage itself. RVillage assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions.

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