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Summer Travel Cleaning Tips for Boats and RVs

By Wet & Forget

It’s summertime and the cleaning should be easy. Whether it’s algae stains on your boat, spiders in your vacation home, or mildew stains on your RV, summer travel cleaning pushes back the start time on our fun time.

With Wet & Forget products, you’ll find everything you need to fight back against stains, spiders, and musky scents. They’re the ultimate boat, home, and RV cleaners and the ideal cleaning tools to get ready for easy summertime living.

Start Your Summer Travel Cleaning With Your Boat

Clean up your boat with Wet & Forget

While your boat stays in storage over the winter, various unsightly and obnoxious menaces work their dark magic. Stains caused by organic growth on your boat’s exterior and interior aren’t just unpleasant to look at; they may also give off a mildewy odor.

To get your vessel ready for water, you need a gentle cleaner. One that can eliminate stubborn stains and help maintain a clean surface.

Wet & Forget Outdoor is bleach-free, phosphate-free, and non-acidic, meaning it’s safe to use on virtually any boat surface. It’s effective, with no need to scrub or pressure-wash.

The ideal Wet & Forget Outdoor spray will depend on the size of the area needing cleaning:

Before using either product on your boat’s exterior, make sure you’re at least 100 feet away from any body of water. Then, lift the boat off your trailer or place it in your marina’s wash rack to make sure you have full access to the external hull.

If you’re using Wet & Forget Concentrate, mix one-part concentrate with five parts water in your pump sprayer. Apply the mixture to the hull and allow surfaces to dry before returning your boat to the water.

The water and wind will team up with the cleaner to gently remove stains and keep them away.

Wet & Forget Outdoor is an Effective Boat Vinyl Cleaner

If your boat’s interior is glazed with stains and emitting mildewy odors, Wet & Forget Outdoor can help. It’s an effective boat seat and boat carpet cleaner.

Simply spray Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use or your Wet & Forget Concentrate mixture onto the stained seats, carpets, or almost any other interior surface. Then let the surfaces dry overnight and thoroughly rinse the seats with water the next day before use.

Keep Dock Spiders Away with Wet and Forget

No one likes to board their boat and be welcomed by sticky-icky spider webs. As part of your summer travel cleaning, keep these eight-legged creatures at bay and away from your vessel with Miss Muffet’s Revenge.

Spray a four-inch band around the interior perimeter of the boat, dock, or marina until surfaces are wet without soaking. Then come back the next day to clean up any remaining cobwebs.

The spray creates a barrier that repels spiders. And depending on your local weather and climate, a single application can last up to a year.

Revive Your RV for Road Trips and Campgrounds

Your RV gets put through a lot. Even as your motor home sits in storage, the very things you expect to protect it from the elements may be what causes black and green stains on its exterior.

Making the cleaning experience even worse, you may need to scramble up to the vehicle’s roof to get the full scope of what needs cleaning. Once up there, you may realize that scrubbing while perilously perched on the RV’s roof may not be the safest activity.

Similarly, Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End cleans gently and effectively by working with the wind and rain to lift black and green stains over time.

The spray will also keep your feet firmly ground-bound. With a unique sprayer that can reach distances of up to 30 feet, there is no need for you to climb any height.

Of course, this isn’t just an RV roof cleaner. Because it’s safe to use on almost any outdoor surface, Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End is really an all-in-one external RV cleaner.

Use it on skylights, siding, window frames, roof fixtures, and awnings. While some cleaners may damage rubber roofs with their harsh solvents, Wet & Forget Outdoor will work to remove stains gently and effectively.

Wet & Forget Outdoor is safe for the manufacturer decals on your RV and will not cause any damage to them. If you have personally applied any decals, it is recommended that you cover them before applying the product.

Before using, turn on your hose and let it run for a few minutes. This will help clear out any potential clogs.

Then screw the Xtreme Reach™ Nozzle onto the end of your hose. Press on the nozzle tip to either the fan setting (for large surfaces) or the jet tip (to reach further distances.)

Thoroughly spray your RV’s exterior and allow it to air dry. The cleaner will work with wind and rain to gradually lift stains.

Learn how to clean a RV with Wet and Forget cleaning products.

Keeping Your RV Interior Looking and Smelling Clean

It’s not just your RV’s exterior that may need cleaning before you take off for the summer. Its interior — living spaces, kitchens, and bathrooms — may have also succumbed to mold and mildew.

To keep sinks and showers free of soap scum and shower grime, consider Wet & Forget Shower. It’s available in both vanilla and fresh scent.

Wet & Forget Shower is our weekly, no-scrub shower spray. It’s safe to use on most shower, tub, and sink surfaces except for natural marble.

Using it couldn’t be easier. Simply spray on shower after their last use of the day, then give a quick rinse the next day. For sink surfaces, rinse with water immediately after use.

The spray contains no bleach, ammonia, or irritating fumes. It’s also non-abrasive and won’t scratch surfaces as it cleans.

To disinfect surfaces, try Wet & Forget Indoor. It kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces.*

You can also safely use it on a wide range of indoor surfaces:

  • Appliances
  • Bathtubs, fixtures, sinks, and showers
  • Cabinets, countertops, and walls
  • Doors and handles
  • Fabrics, hampers, and upholstery
  • Garbage cans and hampers

Use it to sanitize and disinfect, inhibit mold and mildew stains, and eliminate odors at their source.

To disinfect and control mold and mildew stains, apply thoroughly. Surfaces must remain visibly wet for 10 minutes.

To clean and deodorize, spray surfaces and wipe them dry or allow them to air dry.

To sanitize soft surfaces, hold the bottle six to eight inches from the surface until wet. Let them air dry but ensure the fabric remains visibly wet for five minutes for effective sanitization.

*As a disinfectant, Wet & Forget® Indoor Mold+ Mildew Disinfectant Cleaner kills: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, *Human Coronavirus,*lnfluenza Virus Type A/ Hong Kong, *SARS Associated Coronavirus cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, *SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 SARS-CoV-2 cause of COVID-19, *Vaccinia (Pox Virus), *Norwalk Virus (Norovirus), *Rotavirus.”

Treat Your Truck Right for Effective Towing

A clean pickup truck at a lake.

If your truck is your preferred summertime vehicle due to its towing capacity, you may notice that it, too, has suffered the indignity of algae stains. You may see them spotted along your vehicle’s exterior or inhabiting the truck bed.

Fortunately, Wet & Forget Outdoor can help in these situations, too.

You’ll apply the product as you would with your RV exterior. However, make sure to cover any bumper stickers to prevent damage or a drop in adhesiveness.

Get Your Summer Travel Cleaning Done Right With Wet & Forget

Whether you’re looking for something to clean your boat, RV, or truck, Wet & Forget is here to help. With easy application and no need to scrub, you’ll find it’s easy to get your preferred summertime vehicle ready for the road or water.

Visit our Store Locator to find Wet & Forget products near you.