We all love the sun! It’s one of the reasons we have an RV. We want to hit the open road, so we can enjoy the beautiful weather. There’s only one problem – your RV’s exterior doesn’t love the sun as much as we do.
The sun ray’s can make your RV’s exterior look dull and chalky. It can even turn it yellow or a light brown color. It loses its luster, and can make you go from “Aaaahhhh” to “Ooooohhhh noooo…”
Depending on where you live, the level of damage can be minimal to severe. Even a minimal amount of damage can make many of us quiver. The only way to minimize the damage is to protect it, and these are the best ways of doing just that.
Wash It Regularly
Even if you are not driving your RV, you should wash it regularly. It’s easy for debris to land on it, and that can dull the look of the exterior and penetrate the paint.
When washing, make sure you use a wash and wax product. It should be designed to protect the finish on fiberglass exteriors.
Wax It Regularly
While you may use a wash and wax product, it’s best to wax it with an ultraviolet protectant as well. This will keep the exterior from having a chalky buildup on it.
Clean the Roof
The roof can collect that chalky buildup that the sides do, and while it doesn’t affect the integrity of the roof, the buildup can run down along the sides of the RV. This can cause staining that isn’t easily removed.
To protect your RV from staining, you can use a rubber roof cleaner. This should remove all of the chalky buildup.
Keep It Covered
You have two options when it comes to covering your RV.
- Buy an RV cover. This is a cover made out of special materials especially for RVs. Click here for more information about RV covers.
- Purchase a carport. An RV carport is an excellent option when trying to protect the exterior of your RV. The sun’s rays are most powerful when it directly hit your RV from above. A carport shields rays of the sun. It’s much easier to drive your RV underneath a carport than it is to wrap it with a cover, too.
Protect your most prized possession by washing it often, waxing it regularly, cleaning the roof, and covering it with an RV cover or carport. You’ll be so glad you did when you can continue to admire your beautiful motorhome while others stand back in disappointment over how old theirs looks because they failed to protect its exterior.