It’s spring cleaning time here at The Touring Camper! In addition to taking our camper in for her annual check-up (i.e., state inspection), we are working to get her gussied up for her summer trips. Here’s a look back at one of our popular posts about how we clean the camper’s exterior.
A few years back Kristin purchased some Charlie’s Soap laundry detergent after a friend raved about how well it cleaned–and at the time we were thrilled with its ability to remove baby poop stains. When I learned the company made a general purpose cleaner I decided to give it a try–and since then it has been my go-to cleaning agent.
When I use Charlie’s on the camper (or on our cars, lawn tractor, etc.) it not only cleans but it adds a bit of a sheen to the surface. I have found that future dirt build-up will slide off easier after using Charlie’s, sometimes with just a simple rinse of water. I have never waxed my camper but I know one person who used to wax his camper twice a year. I suggested he try Charlie’s and since then he no longer feels the need to wax his camper as he agrees that Charlie’s adds a protective sheen to the camper surface.
Below are some photos showing the camper before, during, and after cleaning:
And proof that I did get up on the roof to do the work. 🙂
Please note: Not all cleaning products are safe to use on all camper roofs. Although we have had great results using Charlie’s on our camper, before cleaning your camper we always recommend checking with your camper manufacturer for cleaning recommendations.
I also created a quick video showing me at work using Charlie’s:
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