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10 Easy RV Tips about cleaning RV floors

| Updated May 4, 2024

We have some RV tips for you this week that come from our Facebook community in answer to a question about cleaning RV floors.

John was the original poster on our Facebook Group and he asked:

QUESTION: What is the best way or tool to vacuum and mop my RV?

In the first two hours after John posted this, this question brought in 53 answers from members of our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group.

Here are 10 RV tips about cleaning RV floors:

  1. Cindy says: Broom and Swiffer
  2. Debbie says: Good old rag and bucket
  3. Ron uses a Shark vacuum and a mop.
  4. Karen suggests a Swiffer wet jet for the hard floors and a small Dirt Devil vac for the carpet, noting that the handle collapses so it stores nicely in the camper.
  5. Bob uses Windex and paper towels on the floors.
  6. Dhirag recommends the Bissell Crosswave: “I love it so much. It vacuums and washes the floor at the same time. Get the pet pro one; it picks up hair without clogging up.”
  7. Says Bev, “I’ve purchased several different mops/Swiffers, etc., and none of them were appropriate for the RV. I use a small bucket with water, Pine-Sol, and a microfiber rag and wear a pair of rubber flip-flops. I take the wet rag and use my foot to clean the floor.”
  8. Jeanette says, “I have a round box of Lysol wipes. I just use them for wiping and disinfecting everything..the counter, sink, bathroom, and the floor. (Sweep with Dyson vacuum first). Rinse the rag and repeat. It sounds ridiculous but does the job and no hauling around useless stuff!”
  9. Grady says: “I have the Dyson battery-powered vac and it’s the best thing ever for vacuuming. I use a spray cleaner for the hardwood.”
  10. Cheryl uses “a small dustpan and brush or a Dustbuster. Then, a wet soapy rag or paper towel. I use rinseless floor cleaner.”

The RV Lifestyle Facebook Group has nearly 400,000 members and is a tremendous asset for your RV questions and ideas. It’s free to join. Just go to

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Other great suggestions for cleaning:

Did you know we have an ENTIRE Amazon List JUST for Cleaning?

Yes, we do! It's called RV Cleaning and Maintenance and currently, there are 63 items on it! Some of our favorites, like the Bugs Off pads, and many from suggestions from real RVers. Check it out!

Mike Wendland

Published on 2024-05-04

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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