How to Safely Disinfect Your RV

Recreational Vehicle living had a big boom during the pandemic, as it allowed for social distancing whereas other activities did not. Even now, as Covid restrictions are lifting, many people are turning more and more towards the RV lifestyle as a way to reconnect with family and friends, as well as nature.  

The good habits we’ve learned over the past year or so, however, still play an important role in how we travel - even when it comes to RV’s. Disinfecting, sanitizing, and maintaining cleanliness should still be a top priority for RV owners.  

There are plenty of reasons why you should disinfect your RV. Keeping your RV clean is an important part of basic RV maintenance. It extends the lifetime of your RV, improves functionality, and maintains value. It also gives those you are taking along for the ride comfortability and peace-of-mind.  

After a year of remote meetings, Zoom calls, and distancing, we are ready to take the RV out with our friends and enjoy ourselves - but we want to do it safely. Of course, there are always CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines and recommendations to take into consideration and we’ll walk you through those, as well. 

Before going on an RV outing, inspect the high touch point areas like the doorway, steering wheel, seats, any tables, and ledges where people may lean against or hold on to. Disinfect these areas using our Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant. Capable of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and deodorizing in a single step, Bioesque's Botanical Disinfectant Solution is the natural solution for cleaning and is extremely safe and effective on materials like leather and vinyl. The formula is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, making it a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings. It also dries in 55 seconds with no wiping required. For extra large areas, the Victory Electrostatic Backpack Sprayer makes quick work of disinfecting. Regardless of what you choose to disinfect with, you’ll want to wear disposable gloves during this step. Gloves should be discarded after each cleaning.

Once your RV is disinfected, you’ll want to consider placing extra hand sanitizer and face masks in a safe spot for your guests, just in case. Keep a small bottle of sanitizer near the dashboard, or in the glovebox. This is also a great spot to keep hand sanitizing wipes and/or disinfecting wipes. If your RV has a kitchenette, make sure you have a drawer or cabinet stocked with these items as well. Since you are most likely going to be camped out in nature enjoying the outdoors, keeping these items in a handy carrying case can make it easy for grab-and-go situations where you might not be sure exactly what you might need when you are away from the RV.

Once you are back from your RV outing, you’ll want to use a disinfecting spray or disinfecting wipes to coat any tables, countertops, or chairs, especially if you didn’t have time to fully disinfect the entire RV before the end of your trip. Nowadays, you can get these products in bulk to save some cash.

Last, but certainly not least, enjoy your RV outing safely! With these simple steps, you can ensure that everyone you are entertaining feels safe, clean, and ready for some fun!