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Maintenance and Care of RV Blinds

How to Clean RV Blinds and Shades

Regularly cleaning your RV blinds and shades will not only maintain their freshness and curb appeal, but it will also add to their life span. Different types of RV window treatments may require a different method to clean them. However, each of them can be dusted with the help of a soft cloth. 

Other methods you can use to maintain the hygiene of your RV blinds and shades include wiping, vacuuming, and wiping. All this you can do with the help of some blinds and window cleaning DIY tips to remove dust, dirt, debris, and stubborn stains from the window coverings of your RV (recreational vehicle) or travel trailer.

Things to Consider Before Cleaning RV Window Treatments

When cleaning your RV blinds and shades, here are some things to consider:

Material: The type of material used in manufacturing your travel trailer’s window coverings will determine the best cleaning method. For example, delicate materials like suede or silk need gentler cleaning methods than sturdier materials like aluminum and vinyl.

Finish: RV blinds, shades, and curtains may have different finishes, such as wood, wood, plastic, or metal, which will affect the cleaning method.

Dust Build-up: Dust build-up can be difficult to remove, so consider vacuuming or dusting the RV blinds or shades regularly to prevent buildup.

Fading: Direct sunlight can cause your RV blinds and shades to fade over time. Consider rotating or adjusting the angle of your RV blinds and shades to prevent fading in one spot.

Moisture: Excessive moisture can damage RV blinds and shades. So, be careful not to oversaturate the material of your window coverings with cleaning solution, and make sure to dry them thoroughly after cleaning.

DIY Process to Clean RV Blinds and Shades

Here is a DIY step-by-step procedure to clean your RV’s blinds and shades.


      • Remove the Coverings from RV Window: Removing RV blinds and shades from the window will make it easier to clean them and prevent damage to the RV.

      • Vacuum the RV Shades or Blinds: Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove any dust, dirt, and debris from your RV’s coverings.

      • Apply a Cleaning Solution: Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing up equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Also, you can add a few drops of dish washing soap or detergent to the mixture to increase cleaning power.

      • Clean the RV Blinds/Shades: Spray the cleaning solution onto a soft cloth and use it to wipe down each slat or fabric vane of your RV blinds and shades. Make sure you do not oversaturate the material, as this could cause damage to your precious coverings.


        • Dry the RV Coverings: Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe down all the slats and fabric vanes of motorhome blinds and shades, thereby removing any excess moisture.

      Note: Before you start cleaning, always check your RV window treatment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning recommendations and warnings, as some cleaning products can damage the material or finish.