The RV lifestyle has become much more common in recent years. RV ownership has increased by over 60% in the last two decades and we’re seeing more first-time RV owners now than ever before. 

When you think of maintaining your RV, you probably think of things like the engine and the undercarriage. However, getting your RV serviced isn’t the first and last step in taking care of your RV.

RV detailing is an important part of keeping the exterior clean and protected. In addition, you should also give some love to your RV upholstery. 

Not sure how to get started? Read on for our quick and simple guide to cleaning RV upholstery and seating.

Vacuum and Deodorize Often

It’s no secret that your RV seating is going to get a ton of use. Most of it is multi-purpose, which means that you’re going to lounge, eat, and work on the same surfaces. If you travel with kids or pets, you’re looking at even more opportunities for mess. 

When your RV is in use, vacuum the upholstery at least once a week. This will help remove crumbs, grime, and other debris that can get trapped in the fibers. At least once a season, sprinkle the upholstery with a deodorizing powder and vacuum it away to avoid that funky, lived-in smell. 

Spot-Treat Stains

Sometimes, the vacuum isn’t going to be enough to keep your RV cushions and seating looking and feeling new. Whether you’ve spilled your morning coffee or your favorite work pen has sprung a leak, you should tackle the stains ASAP.

On most upholstery, a white vinegar spray will help break down stains so you can blot them up with ease. If you’re cleaning leather upholstery, make sure to use cleaners designed for leather that won’t create new stains or harm the texture of the leather. 

Embrace Preventative Care

We take RV detailing seriously because it protects the paint on your RV, which in turn keeps the metal body safe from expensive wear and tear. It’s useful to adopt that same mentality when it comes to maintaining your RV’s interior.

Treat your upholstery and RV seats with fabric protectors at least once every few years. Fabric protectors create an invisible barrier that can keep debris from getting ground into the upholstery and keep liquids from leaving impossible-to-clean stains. Wear and tear is one of the top factors that can reduce your RV’s resale value, while preventative care is one of the best ways to preserve resale value.  

Keep Your RV Upholstery Clean for Preserved Value

RV owners know that their RV is an extension of their home. Taking care of the interior is a must for comfortable travel and preserved value. Use this guide to stay on top of cleaning your RV upholstery and seating for years to come.

Exterior RV detailing is best left to the professionals. Detail Time is here to help. Contact us to learn more about our Nashville detailing services and request a quote.