Refresh Your RV or Boat with a Complete Spring Cleaning

As the days grow longer and the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to begin preparing for the outdoor adventures that await us. For many, this means preparing the RV or boat for the season. At Wheelers RV and Boat Storage, we understand the importance of a thorough spring cleaning for your recreational vehicle or watercraft. A comprehensive cleaning improves their appearance and ensures they’re safe and ready for use. Let us guide you through giving your RV or boat the deep clean it deserves.

  • Begin with an Inspection: Before you start with the cleaning process, it’s crucial to perform a thorough inspection of your RV or boat. This includes checking for any leaks, cracks, or damage that may have occurred during storage or over the winter months. Inspect the tires, engine, and electrical systems to ensure everything is in working order. By addressing any potential issues, you’ll ensure the safety of your vehicle and prevent any future problems.
  • Deep Clean the Exterior: A sparkling exterior is the first thing people notice about your RV or boat. Start by washing the surface using mild soap and a soft-bristle brush to remove any dirt or grime that may have built up during storage. Once the exterior is clean, apply a high-quality wax to protect the paint and give it a polished look. Remember to clean the windows, mirrors, and any other glass surfaces as well.
  • Refresh the Interior: It’s essential to give the interior of your RV or boat the same attention as the exterior. Begin by vacuuming the floors, upholstery, and any other fabric surfaces. Remove any stains or spots with a suitable cleaner. Next, use a mild cleaning solution to wipe down all hard surfaces, including countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Finally, be sure to clean the inside of your refrigerator and microwave, as well as the bathroom and shower area.
  • Check Safety Equipment: Before you head out for your first adventure of the season, take the time to inspect and clean all safety equipment. This includes life jackets, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits. Replace any expired or damaged items and ensure everything is in good working condition.
  • Sanitize the Water System: After a long winter in storage, sanitizing your RV or boat’s water system is vital. Flush the water lines and tanks with a mixture of water and household bleach to kill any bacteria or mold that may have developed during the off-season. Once the sanitization process is complete, fill the system with fresh water, and flush again to remove any remaining bleach residue.


Performing a thorough spring cleaning for your RV or boat is an essential part of getting it ready for the season ahead. Taking the time to deep clean and inspect your vehicle will improve its appearance and ensure its safety and reliability for your upcoming adventures. 

So roll up your sleeves, gather your cleaning supplies, and give your RV or boat the attention it deserves. And when you’re ready to store it again, remember that Wheelers RV and Boat Storage is here to provide secure and convenient storage options to keep your investment protected.