One of the best benefits of RV living is that wherever your RV vacations take you, your furry companions are right there along for the ride. The only problem with having pets in an RV can be how quickly a small space gets dirty when they’re running in and out, especially if you’re camping in a wet or dusty RV park. Here’s some tips on keeping the interior of your RV clean when traveling with pets.
If your RV currently does have carpet, we highly recommend replacing all carpet with laminate flooring. This gives you a surface that is easy to wipe or mop with disinfectant or an antibacterial cleaning solution when it gets dirty. Once you do this, you won’t have to worry about your pets tracking in dirt and it’ll be much easier to clean up those accidental human spills that inevitably occur in a confined space.
If you do allow your pets to get comfortable on your RV sofa, we highly recommend placing a sofa cover over it before allowing them up. This gives you a protective cover that’s easy to remove and wash when it gets dirty. If you purchase two, then you’ll always have a backup to throw on the sofa while the other goes through the washing machine. Best of all, now you’ll be able to cuddle with your pets on the couch without worrying about ruining it.
Camping in dirty or muddy environments, you’ll want an easy way to clean your pet’s feet before allowing them back inside the RV. Set up an outdoor foot-washing bowl just outside your RV door for easy access. The handle on your RV door also serves as a great place to hang a pet towel to dry them off.
Pet-Safe Cleaning Products
Messes and accidents are bound to happen, so you need the right cleaning products to be prepared when they do. Make sure the cleaning products you choose aren’t going to be harmful in any way to your precious pets. As a good rule of thumb, antibacterial cleaners are going to be the best way to eliminate the germs and bacteria that your pets track in.