Ways To Cool Your RV In The Summer

Bearing the summer heat while traveling in your home on wheels is not an easy task. This year summer is getting unbearable and you need to level up your Cooling Practices in the RV.

Cool RVTake a look at the following tips from veterans to keep your RV cool and aerated, this summer!

Wander Dano provides expert advice on various Ways to Cool Your RV

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The crew at Love your RV talks about Ways To Cool Your RV In Summer

• The biggest transfer of heat from the outside comes through our large picture windows. To combat this, insert some reflective bubble insulation and lower the night shades.
• Install external window shades or apply a stick-on reflective window film.
• Once the sun goes down the outside temps begin to cool open up your storage bays and cupboards and try to vent off the built up heat in them before bedtime.
• If your rig doesn’t have any, install some attic vents like you see in regular sticks and bricks houses. These will help remove excess heat that gets trapped up in the roof.

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Mark Polk’s Tips on Cooling your RV this summer

• Strategically park your RV to take advantage of any shade that is available, especially on the side where the refrigerator vent is located. Don’t be afraid to ask for a shady site when you check in at the campground. This will not only help cool the RV down, but your refrigerator and roof A/C will work much more efficiently.
• Install a thermostatically controlled refrigerator vent fan at the back of the refrigerator, or at the top of the refrigerator roof vent, to assist with drafting the hot air away from the refrigerator. The fan removes the heat built up behind the refrigerator, improving the refrigerators performance by up to 40 percent.
• Another ingredient to keeping your motorhome cool is proper ventilation. You can install vent covers, over the roof vents to allow for ventilation. They are inexpensive, easy to install and they let the fresh air in, even when it’s raining.

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Yet another important aspect of camping during summer is that the campground electricity readings often fluctuate. This owes it to the fact that almost all campers in any campground run their Air-Conditioning non-stop, in the summer. In order to prevent your RV AC heating up the RV in such a situation, make sure your RV voltage remains within the margin of 105-130 V. If the readings surpass or read too low, restart the AC every few hours.

  • I never really think about the fridge. But, I could see it making a lot of heat. Ventilation is key or at least circulation in the RV helps a ton. I’m learning to choose your parking wisely the more I take my RV out. And installing reflective window covering helps BIG time. I really worry most about keeping my pets cool and trapped in the RV.