If you have used your toy hauler regularly, you have probably noticed how dirty the floors can get. Leaking oil and other fluids, dirt, and other debris will accumulate on the surface and will need to be cleaned off from time to time. If you are wondering about the best way to clean the floor of a toy hauler, we can help you. We researched these trailers in depth so that you'll know for sure what the best methods are.
Cleaning the garage floor of a toy hauler can be done in a few steps. For the best method, we recommend that you:
- Gather your supplies
- Sweep out the loose debris
- Use a deck scrubber
- Let air dry or use a shop vacuum
Now that we know the steps to clean the floor of a toy hauler, we'll take a closer look at each one in detail. You might also be curious about how to clean the entire toy hauler or what to clean the RV floor with. For the answers to these questions and more, read ahead in this post to see what our research has uncovered.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Cleaning Toy Hauler Garage Floor
Toy hauler floors are going to get dirty. After all, how clean does the garage at your house stay? But just because it gets dirty is no reason to let it stay dirty.
It's a garage floor, so you will not need to get it absolutely spotless. But the spills and leaks should be addressed so that they do not accumulate. And a thorough cleaning once or twice a year is a recommended piece of maintenance you should perform.
Below are the steps we mentioned earlier in this post. They are easy to follow and won't require too much time or financial investment. Follow them carefully, and before you know it, you will have a clean toy hauler garage floor.
1. Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin your cleaning, you'll want to have all of your cleaning supplies on hand. Thankfully, this process will not require too many. They are relatively inexpensive, too.
You will need a good push broom, a deck scrubber, and an approved cleaner for the job. A few old towels and a shop vacuum are also recommended. You'll also need a bucket and a garden hose.
Once you have all of your cleaning supplies on hand, you'll be ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work!
2. Sweep Out The Loose Debris
Using the push broom, sweep out all of the debris. Begin at the back of the toy hauler and vigorously sweep forward. This will get all of the dirt and mud out of the way along with any other loose particles that have accumulated on the floor.
If you have fluid spills that are still fresh, you'll want to sop them up before you sweep. You can use an old towel for this job.
When all of the debris is swept out, you might be able to call it quits. If the floor was just dusty, there might not be a need for the next steps. But for really dirty garage floors (especially ones with oil and other fluid leaks), we suggest continuing.
3. Use A Deck Scrubber
For this step, you'll need the deck scrubber and an approved cleaner. The type of cleaner you use will depend on the flooring material. Most will be made from vinyl or rubber, but check your owner's manual to be sure what type of cleaner they recommend.
After applying the cleaner and a bit of water, vigorously scrub the floor of the toy hauler. Scrub from back to front, just like when you were sweeping. This will remove the gunk that sweeping will have left behind.
Hose out the toy hauler floor to rinse it. Use the deck scrubber to push out excess water so that it does not pool.
4. Let Air Dry Or Use A Shop Vacuum
You can let the toy hauler air dry on its own. But we recommend that you use a shop vacuum to get as much of the water out as you can. These toy haulers shouldn't be left to sit with standing water in them, as this can harm the floors over time.
Towel drying after you use the shop vacuum will ensure that the water is removed. It won't take long, we promise.
How To Clean The Entire Toy Hauler
You now know how to clean the garage floor of the toy hauler. But what about the rest? Cleaning your toy hauler is part of routine maintenance and should be done regularly to keep it in good condition.
A thorough cleaning means inside and out! Here's what we recommend you do.
The Interior Will Need A Good Scrubbing
Before you clean the floors, wipe down the interior walls. These will have accumulated dust and debris over time. An approved spray cleaner can be applied to the surface of the walls (and the ceiling!) and wiped away with a clean shop towel.
Once this has been done, move ahead with cleaning the floor using the method we suggested earlier in the post. Once the inside has been cleaned, it's time to make the exterior shine through like new.
Cleaning The Outside Will Prolong Its Useful Life
A good power washer can be used to clean the dirt off the outside of your toy hauler. But if you don't have one, a good old-fashioned hose will work fine.
Don't forget to spray off the undercarriage. This is important if you live in an area where snow and ice are ever present. The road salt will build up under your toy hauler and oxidize the metal over time.
Give the wheels and tires good spraying off. While you're at it, take this time to make sure that they are properly inflated. Put your equipment and supplies away and you're done until the next time!
What Do You Use To Clean The Floor Of The RV?
As many RVs have vinyl floors, you'll find that they are really quick and easy to clean and maintain. It doesn't take any more effort to clean these floors than the ones you have in your home, and with the less square footage, you'll be done in no time.
The mop and bucket method will work well with these floors. After you sweep up the dirt with a broom and dustpan, you can use a mop and some approved vinyl floor cleaner to finish the job. Let it air dry and you're all finished.
You can also consider sweeping and then using a Swiffer. This is less labor intensive and is usually faster than the old-fashioned mop and bucket routine. A Swiffer is more compact than a mop and bucket, making it a lot easier to store on board your RV.
The floor of any toy hauler should be cleaned out from time to time so that dirt, grime, and leaked fluids don't accumulate on its surface. Cleaning the toy hauler floor can be done fairly quickly and at a minimal expense. Routinely cleaning the inside and outside of your toy hauler is strongly recommended as part of its maintenance schedule. Drive safe!
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