How to Clean RV Shower Pans

Just as you would need to clean the shower in your home, RV shower pans will also need to be cleaned after use to prevent soap scum, mildew and bacteria growth. Carefully read the care manual that came with your RV shower pan, which will provide details instructions for properly cleaning the shower.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Wash cloth or sponge
  • Magic Eraser (optional)

Cleaning Supplies

Most RV shower pans are made of fiberglass and should not be cleaned with abrasive cleaners or cleaning pads, which will scratch the surface. To properly clean RV shower pans, use an all-purpose cleaning solution or disinfectant, such as Pine Sol or Greased Lightning. Instead of using scouring pads or steel wool, use a washcloth or soft sponge. Magic erasers will also help to remove soap scum residue.


Spray the entire shower pan with cleaner. Using a sponge or washcloth, start at the top and work your way downwards. Scrub the shower pan in circular motions, paying close attention to any stains or stubborn spots. When thoroughly cleaned, rinse well. Dry completely with a towel when finished.

Tips and Tricks

Other household products have been used for removing tough stains and soap scum reside, which include:

  • WD-40
  • Bleach
  • Shampoo
  • Dryer sheets
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent