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Coronavirus Safety Tips for Your RV

May 16th, 2020 in General by

COVID-19 has disturbed the lives of everyone, and people are searching for a safe place to live. As the stay at home orders was passed, government officials were instructed to shut down parks and other recreational places. And, camping in coronavirus age became an impossible task. Also, many people who were on camping left stranded at the highways.

Coronavirus Safety Tips for Your RV

We know that the virus is spreading at the speed of light. It is essential to disinfect everything that we come in contact with and has a higher chance of catching the virus even if it is your RV.

If you also started camping with the onset of COVID-19, or your RV is patiently waiting in your driveway, the time has come to give it some extra care. Apart from the usual cleaning routine you follow, we have come up with some coronavirus safety tips from one of the most credible sources, Centers for Disease Control(CDC):

1. Use Gloves and paper towels

You might not have included gloves in your cleaning routine earlier, but as of now, you can’t take any risks further. Since it is a health pandemic at a global level and has proved fatal for many people, make sure you use gloves this time.

Also, it is better to use disposable cleaning stuff such as paper towels over your regular cleaning sponge as it reduces the chances for you to catch the disease. Moreover, the existing cleaning items in your RV could be harbouring germs, because anything kept in closed containers or places catch dirt and germs quickly. So, it’s better to remove them.

2. CLEANing & disinfecting

Disinfecting and cleaning are different. Cleaning only removes dirt, germs and impurities. But it doesn’t necessarily kill bacteria. Thus there is still the risk of infection. You must use disinfectants along with soap and detergent water to kill germs. You are required to pay extra attention to high touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, faucets, and sinks.

If you are a regular caravanner, we recommend you to use some great cleaning products from Xtend Outdoors. They ensure hygiene and cleanliness inside out your RV. Buy here- https://www.xtendoutdoors.com.au/product-category/accessories/cleaning-products/

Here are some essential points that you must keep in mind while your disinfect your RV:

  • We would recommend you to leave the disinfectant on the surfaces for some time. It will ensure thorough cleaning of your RV. Make sure you read the instruction for application of the disinfectant carefully before you start.
  • If you prefer homemade solutions over the readymade then, you can use five tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or four teaspoons bleach per quart of water. Make sure you leave them for at least a minute before you wipe it off entirely.

3. Clean SOFT SURFACES

You clean and disinfect hard surfaces always, but this time make sure that you clean soft surfaces as well. It includes upholstery, drapes, and carpet. If you find it a daunting task, then make sure you launder such items using the hottest possible water. But, before you do pay attention to the manufacturer recommendations for each fabric.

We would recommend you to clean and wash your RV bedding also. As you clean these items, ensure not to shake dirty laundry. If someone is sick around you, wash their items separately to avoid the spread.

4. ELECTRONICS SHOULD BE CLEANED TOO

Don’t forget to clean your electronic items such as phones, GPS units and tablets as these are high touch items that can easily spread the germs. Use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol, but read the manual that comes with them before cleaning. Consider applying the wipeable cover to your most used gadgets.

You are recommended to clean and disinfect the high touch surfaces in your RV daily. It will help to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Stay Safe While You are on the Road

Apart from cleaning and disinfecting your RV, here are some safety tips that you can follow to save yourself while you are on the road.

Wash your hands often

You are recommended to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Other Precautions

  • If you don’t have soap and water, keep a hand sanitizer with you and use it frequently.
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene while you cough or sneeze, either cover your mouth with tissue paper or your elbow.
  • Dispose of the used tissues in the trash and immediately wash or sanitize your hands.

These were some safety tips that you must follow. Hope you liked reading the blog. For more updates related to camping and RV, stay tuned with us.

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