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What are essential caravan cleaning chemicals?

Examining your brand new caravan following the first trip isn’t always an enjoyable experience. All those tiny scratches and stains could affect your mood. In case you’re new in the camping scene it’s likely that you’re uncertain about how to clean your caravan. More importantly choosing the appropriate cleaning supplies to use on your RV.

Cleaning your caravan is an essential element of having the caravan. It should, indeed be considered prior to embarking for your first trip on the road. We’ll discuss about the most effective cleaning chemicals to clean your caravan to help make it a little easier for you.

First, let’s look at what NOT to do:

The best method to clean your vehicle isn’t so much about using a specific item or method, it is about avoiding using the wrong tools and methods. On top of the list would be the use of a pressure washer. Pressure washers will certainly accomplish their job swiftly but they also can be able to quickly remove or harm delicate components that make up your vehicle, such as window seals, for example. Experienced caravan owners who have an excellent track record with pressure washers prefer to only use them for specific areas of their caravans before switching to washcloths and chemicals for the rest of the job. It’s not always easy however, you can be sure that all areas of your caravan receive the proper attention and will be in good condition after your clean-up session!

Now, you know the best caravan cleaning chemicals

We’ve grouped them in categories based on the components of the caravan they’re most efficient for.

Caravan exterior

Cleaners for caravans that are commercially accessible, known as caravan wash-n wax or caravan waxes can be effective in cleaning the exterior of your caravan. They remove the exterior layer of paint that has been oxidized and leave the unaffected inner layers in tact. They come in a variety of kinds and concentrations. If your vehicle is new and has a powder-coated exterior A non-abrasive sealer or polish should work perfectly.

The most difficult stains and gunks like bugs and tar might require more intense cleaning. Specially designed pest and tar removal sprays are effective in these instances.

It’s crucial to know whether the wax or cleaner you’re buying is containing silicone in particular when your caravan is constructed with an exterior made of fibreglass. Silicone makes fibreglass change color and turn yellow. This can significantly alter the appearance and appearance of the caravan. Make use of specific fibreglass buffing agents or restorers, as well as waxes.


Regular car window cleaners can be effective on the windows of your caravan too. Begin by cleaning the windows using water and a washcloth. If the stain appears to be especially difficult, you can use the window cleaner. The smallest scratches on the car’s Perspex window can be repaired by using polishing with plastic.

Hardware and trims

Trims made of rubber can be cleaned by the use of trim cleaners and trim restorers. These products can also serve as cleaners for plastic hardware, such as the handles on the windows and doors of your caravan. For trims made of aluminum or other metals, you can use an aluminum cleaner specifically made for that and finish it with a sealer for metal or polish.


If your caravan is equipped with the chemical toilet, you’ll require frequent doses of some chemicals. One chemical reduces the waste into a consistent liquid that is disposed of in a dump location. Another kind of chemical for toilets can reduce the smell by limiting the growth of bacteria. It is also necessary to use a tank cleaner to clean the cassette tank.


Cleaning products that are used to clean the interior of your caravan won’t differ much from the cleansing chemicals you’re using at home. You should double-check the cleaning agent you’re using to ensure it’s compatible with the that you’ll be putting it to.

In the end, chemicals are not always efficient.

Sometimes, they do damage more than they do good. Pop-top canvases, like are best cleaned with water and a scrubbing brush and a bit of elbow grease! It is important to dry the canvas completely before reusing it.

Clean and sparkling caravans will bring a boost of joy to your trip. Therefore, start clean and prepare for the next Outback caravanning trip!