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07 Apr 2020

How To Clean Your Campervan Or Motorhome

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Even during unprecedented times like these, it’s hard to not to notice that Spring has well and truly sprung! So, what better isolation pastime is there than giving your campervan or motorhome a good Spring clean? At Stuart Insurance Ltd, not only do we offer comprehensive campervan insurance to our clients across Ireland, but also a spot of good campervanning advice when we’re able to!


With that in mind, we’ve put together this blog with some tips on how best to clean your campervan. You may know some of them already, but if you pick up one new tip by reading to the end, then it will all be worth it.


To begin with, let’s just run through the basics of what you’ll need in terms of equipment. To give your motorhome a good all-round clean, you’ll need:


  • A pressure washer or access to water 
  • A bucket and/or hose
  • A long-handled mop or brush
  • Vehicle shampoo
  • A window cleaning spray
  • A chamois leather
  • Wheel cleaner
  • A ladder
  • A sponge
  • Lot’s of hard work!


Tip #1 - Clean From top to Bottom - Our first tip is an obvious one, but remember to clean from top to bottom, as you’ll soon find yourself cleaning areas of your campervan more than once!


Tip #2 - Do it On a Cloudy Day - While it’s nice to get out in the sun, the optimum conditions in which to clean your campervan is when it’s overcast. That’s because your vehicle won’t dry out before you’ve completed each step of the job.


Tip #3 - Don’t Use Your Jet Wash Too Close to Your Window Seals - There’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing all the dirt run off your motorhome when using a pressure washer, however, you should be careful not to spray directly onto your window seals, as you could damage them.


Tip #4 - Change Your Sponge Regularly - Sponges are particularly prone to capturing minute grit particles which can end up scratching your paintwork. Either change your sponge on a regular basis or invest in a Noodle Mitt.


Tip #5 - Never EVER Use Washing Up Liquid - Washing up liquid is great at lifting food off of your plates, but is far too corrosive to use on your caravan’s paintwork. If you do happen to use some in error, use a layer of polish immediately to preserve your paintwork’s outer coating.


Of course, there’s much more to cleaning your motorhome or caravan than what we’ve briefly spoken about here, but we hope you find the tips we have provided useful. 


Stay Protected, Stay Safe, Stay Home


As we’re being told right now to stay safe and stay at home, we recommend that you do just that until things improve. 


At Stuart Insurance Ltd, we offer campervan insurance, as well as life insurance and home insurance that keeps our customer safe and protected. If you’d like a quote for any of these things, give us a call on (01) 288 1779 today or visit us online at www.campervaninsurance.ie


We will be back soon with more blogs. In the meantime, stay safe and we’ll see you next time.





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