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NAPA Shopping Guide: What You Need To Get An RV Ready For Spring

NAPA Shopping Guide: What You Need To Get An RV Ready For Spring

The NAPA Network supplies adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts with the best RV cleaning products to keep their home away from home fresh and road ready. Whether you drive a large recreational vehicle with its own engine or tow-behind camper trailers, including Airstreams, pop-ups and fifth wheels, we have you covered. And of course, NAPAonline and NAPA Auto Parts stores carry Truck Towing Parts and Equipment.

To start off, browse through products specifically designed for interior detailing. Suck up any loose debris, dirt and pet hair using a high-powered vacuum cleaner from popular brands like Craftsman, Armor All and Milwaukee. Keep in mind, even the best vehicle vacuum leaves behind crumbles wedged into crevices. To grab up as much as possible, utilize a reusable cleaning gel that can squeeze into hard-to-reach gaps. A cleaning gel features a non-stick, residue-free formula that leaves no mess behind, making it simple to clean your vehicle’s surfaces without the need for water or additional cleaning agents.

303 Mold and Mildew sprayIf you are shopping for the best products for RV interior spring cleaning, you can’t go wrong with 303 Mold & Mildew Cleaner. An RV is jam packed with surfaces that are coated with sticky handprints, food residue, grimy gear and pet hair. This multi-surface cleaner does not contain bleach, and is safe to use on vinyl and upholstery fabrics. And, after being applied, it will prevent mold and mildew from forming, which is great for families spending time at the beach or lake. 

Speaking of surfaces, an RV camper is filled with glass surfaces from appliances to bathroom fixtures to windows inside and out. Our NAPA experts highly recommend grabbing a bottle or two of the Duragloss Glass Water Spot Remover. If foam glass cleaner is your thing, go for the ammonia-free Voodoo Ride Streak-Free Glass Cleaner that works on windows, mirrors and more.

And finally, no bucket of RV cleaning products would be complete without air fresheners. Place Armor All FRESHfx Odor Absorbing Charcoal Bags underneath seats or inside cabinets and drawers. This vehicle deodorizer works on smoke, pet smells and food odors that are difficult to remove. For a quick refresh, stock up on a New Car Smell Air Freshener from Chemical Guys. 

Don’t forget, participating NAPA Auto Parts stores offer a convenient Buy Online, Pick Up In Store option, so you can get back on the road in no time. And, NAPA offers even more savings with NAPA Rewards. Earn 1 Point for every $1 you spend. Collect 100 Points, and automatically get $5 off your next order. 

Get Your RV Road Ready For Spring

At NAPA, we realize you bought an RV camper to spend more time outdoors, so let’s head outside. To start off your kit of RV exterior cleaning products, our experts recommend purchasing a solution to tackle splattered bugs, road tar and bird droppings. Because your recreational vehicle is massive, and you are likely to need to complete many washes in a season, go for the 32-ounce concentrate of Bugs B Gone Dried-On Crud Remover by Sea Foam. This pre-soak eliminates the need for hard scrubbing, and is safe on vehicle paint, clear coats, gel coats, metal, glass, mirrors, outdoor carpet, plastic and vinyl.

Follow up this pre-wash application with a true RV exterior cleaner, like a Ceramic Wash & Coat from Griot’s Garage. The ultra-slick formula offers a versatile application, including a traditional hand-applied bucket wash or with a foam sprayer. After doing all this intense spring cleaning, protect your hard work with the best RV wax that is safe on fiberglass. Our experts recommend, Star Brite Premium Cleaner Wax, formulated specifically to remove oxidation from fiberglass or painted surfaces. The glossy shine provides unbeatable protection from harsh UV rays. Apply by hand or with an electric buffer.

Need to stock up on the best RV roof cleaner? For RV roof cleaning, grab a bottle of Meguiar’s  Mirror Glaze Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner. It cleans, penetrates and rejuvenates nonpainted vinyl and rubber surfaces like new. Then, work your way down to any pull-out awnings. Blue Magic Convertible Top Cleaner & Protectant should do the trick. It works on both vinyl and canvas materials. And finally, keep a can of Camco Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner on hand.

Of course, spring cleaning an RV is only one part of the long list of maintenance items for this rewarding passion. The NAPA Network carries the RV replacement parts and camper accessories you need, from a roof vent cover to sewer caps and heavy-duty sewer hoses. And check out these detailed guides by the NAPA Experts on How to Conduct Your Own RV Oil Change and RV Tire Pressure For Safety And Longer Tire Life.

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