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. When you’re cleaning a caravan, you’ll want to pick a product that can be relied on to effectively remove any stubborn algae, black smears or general muck that can appear. So, how do you choose the cleaner for you? 

That’s where the Practical Caravan Awards 2024 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 and more.

This year, we picked out the Autoglym Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner as the best caravan cleaner on the market, preventing Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner from making it three in a row. We like how it’s an effective cleaner that can be used on a wide variety of surfaces.

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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.

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The best caravan cleaners are:

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

The best caravan shampoos:

Care-Avan Caravan Shampoo

The best cleaner for cleaning wheels:

Bilt Hamber Auto-Wheel

What is the best caravan cleaner?

Autoglym Caravan Cleaner

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Autoglym Caravan & Motorhome Cleaner

Reason to buy:

  • Effective cleaner, suitable for wide range of surfaces

Well done to Autoglym Caravan & Motorhome Cleaner, our winner of the best caravan cleaner category! It’s all the more impressive as the win for Autoglym prevents Fenwick’s from retaining its title for a third year in a row.

We think the traits of a good caravan cleaner are relatively simple – it should help you keep your tourer in tip-top condition, simplifying the process of removing the dirt and grime that can build up during a season on the road or while it’s in storage. 

In our opinion, Autoglym’s cleaning product certainly delivers. 

For instance, we like how it provides an effective method for removing algae and black streaks. Another feature we’re fans of is the versatility the caravan cleaner offers, as it can be used on a wide range of internal and external surfaces, including paintwork, metals, rubber, fibreglass, plastics, carpets, hobs and more. The end result will be a squeaky-clean caravan.

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 2024. 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.

Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner

Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner

Reason to buy:

  • Previous winner of best caravan cleaner title for two years, budget friendly

The winner of the best caravan cleaner title for the previous two years is a product we rate very highly. We really like how it can be relied upon to achieve a streak-free finish, giving you an efficient cleaning solution.

As it’s made specifically for tourers, the product is well suited to eradicating a wide range of grime that can build up on a caravan, including green algae, black streaks and general dirt. 

One of our favourite things about the cleaner is the absence of aggressive agents in it, reducing the chance of damage to the caravan, which harsher cleaning agents can run the risk of doing.

Another thing we really rate about this cleaner is it’s suitable for all caravan surfaces – this includes fibreglass, GRP, sealants and plastics! For a great all round cleaner, Fenwick’s Caravan Cleaner is hard to beat. 

Silky Deep Cleaner
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Silky Deep Cleaner

Reason to buy:

  • Can be applied with a pressure washer

This Silky product is a caravan cleaner that is ideal for getting rid of any of those tough-to-eradicate bits of grime and film that can build up. Suitable for application via a pressure washer (it can also be used manually), it can be relied upon to get your van ready for the first tour of the new season.

It’s available in both 1-litre and 2.5-litre bottles – if you have the space for it, we’d recommend going for the latter option, as it provides the best value for money option.

Dirtbusters Caravan Cleaner

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Dirtbusters Premium Caravan Motorhome Wash & Wax with Carnauba Wax

Reason to buy:

  • Comes with Carnauba Wax

Give your tourer a professional wash with this premium caravan cleaning product. The quick drying formula will leave you with a gleaming finish, free of streaks, allowing you to get rid of the dirt, mud and oil deposits that could appear on your tourer.

We also like that it comes with Carnauba Wax – this creates a barrier that will continue to protect your tourer’s paintwork after application. While it’s a more expensive cleaning product, it should still last a fairly long time, depending on how often you use it – you only need two capfuls per bucket, a five litre bottle should create up to 1,000 litres of cleaning solution.


Rhino Goo Caravan Cleaner

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Rhino Goo! Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner

Reason to buy:

  • Helps to prevent future growth

Anything that can make the cleaning process that bit more efficient is always welcomed when it’s time to spruce up a tourer. This is something Rhino Goo! helps with – not only does it get rid of algae and mould, but it can also prevent future growth, subsequently making the process quicker and easier down the line. We like that it’s suitable for use on rubber seals, acrylic windows and aluminium too, while we’re also fans of the hydrophobic wax finish, which helps to repel water.

It may be a more premium caravan cleaner than some in our guide, but a five-litre bottle should give you up to 50 litres of cleaning solution, so it should be relatively long lasting.

Silky Cream Cleaner

Silky Cream Cleaner

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Reason to buy:

  • Comes with a virtually unchanged formula for over 40 years

The second Silky product to make it into our round-up is a non-scratching, non-abrasive cream. It provides that bit of extra reassurance of having remaining virtually unchanged for more than 40 years now.

We also like that when you’re using Silky Cream Cleaner, it should remove any dirt from your caravan without messing with the PVC or plastics.

Autoglym Interior Shampoo
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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
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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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