How to Clean RV Siding with Bleach

  • 2-8 hours
  • Beginner
  • 10-25
What You'll Need
RV siding brush
powdered detergent
oxygen bleach

Recreational Vehicles (RV’s) are usually used for camping, vacations, and other travels, which end up causing substantial dirt, debris, and other objects to accumulate in the RV sidings. To maintain the sidings in good condition, it is important to clean them from time to time. Bleach is a good cleanser for such a job.

Step 1: Initial Preparations

First of all, choose an area where there is no direct sunlight, in order to avoid the RV's siding from retaining spots. Then, start to rinse the RV with plenty of water, ideally by using a garden hose. This will help to remove loose dirt and other debris. Afterwards, pour some bleach in a bucket and add water to it. Mix thoroughly. It is usually recommended to include four cups of bleach with a gallon of water. You could also add some powdered detergent so as to improve the smell.

Step 2: Applying the solution to the siding

Once the solution is ready you can then start to dip the RV brush into the solution, and then wash and scrub the entire RV siding with it. Start from the siding found on top of the RV and continue to that at the bottom. Remove as much dirt as possible by scrubbing thoroughly.

Step 3: Rinsing

Next, rinse off the RV with clean water once you have scrubbed all of the sidings.

Step 4: Final Washing

There might be parts that still have some more persistent dirt stuck to them. In that case try to re-apply some more of the solution and scrub those areas better. Then, rinse well after scrubbing each section so as to prevent the solution and residue from ending up drying back into the sidings and their edges.

Step 5: Air dry

Allow enough time for the RV siding to dry well.

Keeping the RV in its best shape and appearance is important so as to improve its look and lengthen the time you can use it effectively.