Tips To Keep Your RV Smelling Fresh During Long Trips

When you’re traveling on a long road trip in an RV rental, one of the challenges you will face is trying to keep your RV smelling fresh. Let’s face it, over those long miles on the road your interior may rapidly lose the freshness it had when you first started out. Fortunately, there are a number of different tips you can follow that will go a long way toward keeping your interior fresh on a day-to-day level. These tips are simple and won’t inconvenience you, nor will they take up too much time or money. All you have to do is keep them in mind and you will keep your ride fresh throughout your trip.

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Tips To Keep Your RV Smelling Fresh

Air Fresheners

This may sound too simple and obvious, but you’d be surprised how many travelers don’t think of it. All it takes is a cheap five pack of simple air fresheners of your preferred scent. Before you set off, position the fresheners at strategic locations throughout the rig. Put one above the dashboard, another at the very back of the RV; another in the kitchen area; another by the bathroom; and just for good luck another one at another location. With this setup, you will go a long way to keep your RV smelling fresh on the trip.

Detergent Pads

At the store before you leave also pick up some freshener pads. You don’t even have to use them in their traditional manner, but they do come in handy in the battle to keep your RV smelling fresh and clean. All you have to do is open the box and let it sit. The fresheners will seep out their scents throughout the journey. It will definitely help in keeping the interior smelling fresh. From time-to-time over the journey you can take out one of the pads and wipe down the seats or another area that may be starting to get a little un-fresh on the road.

Sealed Laundry

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This one is important. On long road trips you are going to start accumulating laundry. Your every day casual clothes, your outdoor activity clothes, and just your underthings are going to start piling up. For this reason you will need to have a laundry container that is fully sealed. Don’t use bags or open hampers since odors will seep out of these and add an unpleasant air to the RV rental. When shopping before the trip, it will be a good investment to pick up some airtight laundry containers that are well sealed and keep the odors inside. Also make sure to stop and do your laundry a couple of times throughout the trip. Most RV parks have laundry facilities, so take advantage of them and keep your RV smelling fresh.

Essential Oils

 In the past travellers had used incense on their trips in order to keep their campers fresh. This is not recommended since incense is a fire hazard, and you certainly don’t want to put you and your traveling companions in danger. This is why the increase in popularity of essential oils has added a great new tool for campers looking to keep their vehicles smelling fresh. You can get a small, portable essential oils devices that won’t take up any room and will release relaxing, great-smelling scents throughout your journey. Plus, they don’t pose the types of fire hazards experienced by incense burners in the past. If you haven’t experimented with essential oils before, then check them out online or at the store and see which scents work for you.

Trash Control

Of course while you travel on a long journey you are going to start accumulating trash. Whether its wrappers from food or unwanted leftovers, the trash can really start to pile up when you’re on a long road trip. This is why it is important to keep some simple trash control efforts in place. Each time you stop at a rest area or camp, take the time to sweep the vehicle for trash and remove it from the interior. There should be no item of trash that remains for multiple stops on the journey. Keeping the trash out of your ride will go a long way toward keeping the RV in its freshest possible state.

Keeping an RV rental fresh comes down to being disciplined and following just a few simple steps. As long as you are diligent in using air fresheners, essential oils, and other devices to freshen the air; keeping the trash situation under control; and keeping up on your laundry, you can count on riding in a fresh smelling RV that will be comfortable to travel in on all those long miles on the road. You don’t have to be a seasoned traveler to know how to keep your RV smelling fresh.

About JaiTadeo

Jai started writing poetry and short stories at 7 - her grandmother being her very first editor and number one fan (until today). Now in her early thirties, she writes travel blogs and yes - still dream to travel to every country in the world before she's 40.

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