How To Keep Beach Sand Out Of Your RV
Visiting the beach is a must in the summer, but it also means you’re going to be bringing back tons of sand. Here are a few things you can do to help keep sand from getting tracked in and around your RV.
Use a brush to clean sand off
Pack a small brush to wipe off your clothes, shoes, and pets before stepping inside. Find one with soft bristles like this sand brush or a better quality (though pricier) horsehair brush with a sturdy wooden handle. Brush off all your items like your camping chair and beach bag before storing them away.
Rinse off your feet
If you wore flip-flops or went barefoot, you will want to thoroughly wash off your feet before stepping back in your RV. Use a portable showerhead or a water bottle to wash sand off your feet, hands, and gear.
Take your shoes off and leave them at the door
This may seem simple but it can make all the difference. Storing your shoes by the door will not only keep them from tracking in sand but also any dirt, mud, or leaves.
Find a place by the door where you can set up some hooks and mesh holders or somewhere that you can set up a small coat rack to hang your shoes. Shake them off well and wash them off if necessary before bringing them inside.
Store clothes and towels in a separate laundry bag
Shake off your beach towels and store them in a separate laundry or trash bag before bringing them inside. Toss in any clothes you wore, your swimsuit, and anything else that needs to be washed.
Use a patio mat
Laying out a mat in front of your door is a good idea no matter where you’re camping to help keep dirt and sand out. These RV patio mats are lightweight and can be conveniently washed off, folded up, and stored in a travel bag.
Keep a small broom and dustpan in your RV
No matter how hard you try, there will still be sand that somehow manages to get in on the floor. Keeping a compact broom and dustpan on board can be very handy for doing a quick sweep after coming back in from the beach.
The best way to remove sand from bare feet is to sprinkle them liberally with baby powder, then use a small towel to “flick” sand off. The sand disappears like magic!
If you sprinkle your feet and ankles with baby powder BEFORE walking in the sand, it doesn’t stick! Be sure to cover all areas, including between your toes. Of course if you get in the water, all bets are off.
joseph myatt jr says
I was going to mention the same thing,Baby powder works great,We used it everytime we went camping on the Barriers islands to keep the sand out the tent and out cots
Jared Perillo says
We use a foot bath bucket at the bottom of our steps and place a towel on the steps to dry your feet as you walk into the rv. Simple solution and the bucket doubles as a storage bin when it’s time to pack up.
Yep we use a clear plastic container filled with water next to the steps and walk through it before coming into the RV. And then turn it back into one of our storage bins when we leave. Amazing how much sand it collects
And you can join the class action suit against Johnson & Johnson if you develop asbestoenus to pay for your vacation! (Just kidding)
I was thinking the same thing. I didn’t use my baby powder in a way for the class-action lawsuit, but I did throw away my half-full container. I try to avoid asbestos any way I can.
There is no asbestos in baby powder – it was the silica migrating into the reproductive organs.
Les Hester says
We always have a bucket or two of fresh water at the steps to rinse feet and and flip flops off before coming
Take swim wear off before heading inside.