Whether you’re sprucing up the interior or the exterior of your vehicle, one thing’s for sure – you’ll want the best caravan cleaner to do the job.

There are a wide variety of caravan cleaning products out there, so knowing which brand to choose can be tricky. You’ll want to pick a caravan cleaner that you can rely on to remove any stubborn algae, black smears or general muck that can appear on your ‘van. So, how do you choose the cleaner for you? 

That’s where the Practical Caravan Awards 2023 come in. We’ve used our decades of experience within the industry to pick out the best cleaning products for your caravan, including brands such as Autoglym, Fenwicks, MB14 and more.

In this guide, you can see the winner of the best caravan cleaner, as well as the cleaning products that made our shortlist. If you’d also like a helping hand with cleaning your tourer, follow our expert advice on how to clean a caravan – it will be back to its original glory in no time at all.

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If you’re in a rush and looking for a particular type of caravan cleaner, we’ve made it easier than ever to find the one for you. Alternatively, keep scrolling to see what we thought of each cleaner.

The best caravan cleaners are:

Fenwick’s Caravan Cleaner
Autoglym Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner
Silky Cream Cleaner
Dirtbusters Premium Caravan Cleaner
MB14 Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner
Rhino Goo! Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner

The best caravan shampoos:

Autoglym Interior Shampoo
Care-Avan Caravan Shampoo

The best cleaner for cleaning wheels:

Bilt Hamber Auto-Wheel

What is the best caravan cleaner?

Fenwicks Caravan CleanerFenwicks Caravan Cleaner

Fenwick’s Caravan Cleaner has been awarded the title of best caravan cleaner for a second consecutive year.

When you’re looking for a caravan cleaner, you’ll want one that does just what it says on the tin, providing an effective, streak-free finish. That’s where Fenwick’s Caravan Cleaner comes in.

The cleaner is made specifically for caravans, so you can use it to remove all manner of dirt, ranging from black streaks and green algae to grime and general muck. 

We like the fact that there are no aggressive agents in it, limiting the prospect of damage to the caravan, which can be a risk with harsher cleaning agents.

We also like that the cleaner is safe to use on all caravan surfaces – whether you’re looking to clean fibreglass and GRP or sealants and plastics, Fenwick’s Caravan Cleaner can be relied upon to attract and get rid of the dirt. 

What else can I use to clean my caravan?

There are plenty of other caravan cleaning products on the market. These are the products we shortlisted for the best caravan cleaner at the Practical Caravan Awards 2023. If you’re looking for something to tidy your tourer’s interior instead, our guide to the best caravan vacuum cleaners is also worth a look.

Silky Cream Cleaner

Silky Cream Cleaner

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As caravan cleaners go, this non-scratching, non-abrasive cream provides reassurance by remaining virtually unchanged for more than 40 years. Silky Cream Cleaner will remove any dirt from your caravan without messing with the PVC or plastics when you’re cleaning with it too.

Dirtbusters Premium Caravan Motorhome Wash & Wax with Carnauba Wax

Dirtbusters Caravan Cleaner

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Give your tourer a professional wash with this premium caravan cleaning product. The quick drying formula will leave you with a gleaming finish, as the addition of the Carnauba Wax creates a barrier that continues to protect the paintwork after application. A little also goes a long way – as you only need two capfuls per bucket, a five litre bottle should create up to 1,000 litres of cleaning solution.

 

Autoglym Caravan & Motorhome Cleaner

Autoglym Caravan Cleaner

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This caravan cleaner can be used on a wide variety of surfaces – including metals, plastics and carpets. This means you’ll be able to use Autoglym Caravan & Motorhome Cleaner to effectively remove algae and black streaks, returning your caravan to squeaky-clean condition with minimal effort.

Care-avan Caravan Shampoo

Care-avan Caravan cleaner

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Tested and endorsed by Bailey, Care-avan Caravan Shampoo will let you quickly and easily wash your caravan and clean it up, as you wave goodbye to all of those stubborn stains that have been catching your eye.

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MB14 (Mudbuster) Caravan & Motorhome Cleaner

MB14 Caravan cleaner

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Cleaning with MB14 (formerly known as Mudbuster) will remove any stubborn stains from your caravan’s exterior to ensure your next touring experience will be a gleaming one.

If you mix it to the suitable dilution rate, you’ll also be able to use it as an interior cleaner on surfaces ranging from seats, worktops, fridges and flooring, giving you a truly all-round clean.

Rhino Goo! Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner

Rhino Goo Caravan Cleaner

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Not only does Rhino Goo! get rid of algae and mould, it can also prevent future growth, subsequently making the cleaning process quicker and easier down the line.

A five litre bottle should give you up to 50 litres of cleaning solution, while the hydrophobic wax finish helps repel water.

Autoglym Interior Shampoo
Image courtesy of Autoglym

Autoglym Interior Shampoo

Whether you’re at the end of the touring season or are preparing for your next trip, you’ll want to make sure your tourer is back to its sparkling best. 

That’s where Autoglym Interior Shampoo comes into its own. Suitable for all fabrics, it’s a product that is sure to effortlessly remove any grime that has built up. 

We also like that it’s incredibly easy to use, whether you’re looking to clean a hard or fabric surface. Get ready to enjoy your next tour in a sparkling van!

Bilt Hamber Auto-Wheel
Image courtesy of Bilt Hamber

Bilt Hamber Auto-Wheel

When you’re looking for a caravan cleaner, you don’t want to overlook your vehicle’s wheels. That’s where Auto-Wheel from Bilt Hamber comes in. 

This useful product is able to clean aluminium, steel and alloy wheels, whether they’re lacquered or painted, giving you a spotless finish. While some acid-based alloy wheel cleaners can end up dulling the finish, this product doesn’t damage the surface. Instead, it just gives you a spotless wheel. 

To use, simply spray it on while avoiding the centre caps, watch it for a few minutes as the colour changes to show the release of any embedded particles, and then, after it turns red, hose it off. For added ease, it’s also available in a number of sizes, ranging from 1 litre to 25 litres. 


A great way of protecting your caravan from the elements and speeding up the cleaning process is a cover – we take a look at the best caravan covers on the market. Picking the right accessories for your tours can also make a big difference to your enjoyment of your caravan adventures. To give you a hand, we’ve rounded up the best caravan sat-navs, to help you get safely from A to B, as well as the best caravan gadgets.


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