Useful tips for spring cleaning your motorhome

motorhome spring cleaning the exterior

Spring’s here, bringing with it plenty of opportunities for adventuring and exploring in your motorhome.

Whether you have been out and about during the winter months, or have left your motorhome in storage, now is the perfect time to give it a thorough spring clean.

Here are some useful tips to get the job done and be back on the road in no time.

Cleaning the interior

If your motorhome has been closed up over the winter, be sure to air it out by opening windows and doors while you get on with the cleaning.

Hopefully you gave it a good clear out at the end of last year’s travels, but if not, take everything out so you’ve got a nice clear space to work in.

The kitchen will need some attention, so use quality kitchen cleaning products and give things like worktops and sinks a good wipe. If the oven and hob need a deep clean, check the manufacturer’s instructions for guidance on how and what products are safe to use.
It’s not just about cleaning the surfaces you can see, give the inside of the fridge and cupboards a wipe over with a soft cloth and warm soapy water too.

Take your time giving the bathroom a deep clean. As this area sees a lot of moisture, check for any signs of damp or mould and treat with a suitable product to prevent it spreading. If you notice any leaks, now is the time to get them fixed. Clearing out the shower drain and waste traps will also help keep the bathroom fresh.

Dusting will keep things looking neat, so grab some polish and a duster and go over things like shelving units and cupboards. Don’t forget about up front in the cab, where the dashboard can gather dust.

It is also worth cleaning the windows so you can make the most of the views on your trips away, just remember to use a soft cloth so you don’t scratch them. Take note of the condition of the seals on the inside while you’re at it.

Finally, run a vacuum over your carpets, furniture and air vents, and mop any hard floors for a sparkling clean interior.

spring cleaning the interior of a motorhome

Cleaning the exterior

It’s just as vital to keep the outside looking sharp to prevent damage from a build-up of dirt.

The exterior can be cleaned using a hose, bucket and sponge, just like washing a car, but make sure any cleaning products you use are suitable by checking your manual.

You will also want to make sure the roof is clean to preserve the seals on top, just be sure to use a ladder getting up there and consider your cleaning products to avoid doing damage to sealants. An extending brush might come in handy too.

The water tanks in your motorhome will need flushing out and refilling. Try using tank cleaners and treatments to avoid unpleasant smells entering the living space.

If you have an awning, make sure to extend it out and check for damage before cleaning it and leaving it to air out and dry before folding it away.

Cleaning on the go

With your motorhome all clean, you’re ready to hit the road, but it’s worth putting together a cleaning kit to keep on top of things while you’re away.

While you won’t need a huge amount, there are some key items to keep in your on-the-go cleaning kit:

  • Multipurpose spray cleaner
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Sponges
  • Drying cloths
  • Kitchen roll
  • Hand-held vacuum
  • Dustpan and brush

Most of these items can be kept in a large bucket, which also comes in handy if you go through somewhere exceptionally muddy and need to give the exterior a clean.

These are just some useful tips that will help you spring clean your motorhome, getting you ready for the adventures ahead.

At Simpson Motorhomes, we have a range of cleaning products and accessories for your motorhome and are here to help with all your motorhome needs.