Summertime is generally one of the busiest times of the year for RVers. After all, who doesn’t want to spend time exploring new campgrounds and attractions when the weather is sunny. Unfortunately, the biggest drawback to RVing during the summer is the heat.
Depending on your motorhome, camping and traveling during the summertime can be incredibly uncomfortable. Often RVers struggle with determining the best way to keep their home on wheels cool in the summer. Since you won’t have access to 24/7 electricity, most traditional electrical cooling methods will not work for the entirety of your trip.
Fortunately, Patriot RV Prestonsburg has come up with a few inventive solutions you can use to keep your beloved motorhome cool when it’s hot outside. Our post will tell you everything you need to know so that you can enjoy RVing even when the temperatures outside are sweltering.
See below to learn the five easy ways you can keep your RV cool when it’s hot outside. Yet remember that if your motorhome has passed its peak, you might struggle to keep it cool no matter what you do. Should this be the case, you can talk with us about purchasing a newer model.
One of the very best ways to keep your RV cool is to use blackout curtains. Since the front of your motorhome is likely to be the hottest place if you have a Class A, B, or C, you should install blackout curtains by the front windshield.
Another handy blackout curtain trick that will help keep your RV cool is to install this type of curtain between your living quarters and front cab. Ultimately, blackout curtains reduce the amount of hot air passing through your motorhome.
Although it might seem like a no-brainer, one of the absolute easiest ways to keep your RV cool is to park in the shade. This means that you will need to select campsites with adequate shade for your motorhome. Unfortunately, this can be difficult to do when campgrounds are crowded, or you have a large motorhome, but if you go early enough, you’re likely to snag a shady spot.
In addition, since the sun is usually the hottest in the afternoons, we recommend orientating your motorhome to be shaded during the hottest part of the day and using your awning for shade in the mornings to keep cool.
We know that not every motorhome will be able to use this next tip, but if you have the power (or battery life), you can use a compact portable fan to keep cool. Numerous companies sell RV fans that are efficient at creating enough of a breeze to keep you cool while circulating the air in your RV.
If you need to sleep with your fan on at night (some locations can be sweltering long into the night), you must set it up by a window. By pointing your fan inward, you allow it to pull in cool air and pump out hot air from your motorhome.
Those who don’t have window awnings to help block out the sun’s deadly rays can use reflective insulation. When you use reflective insulation on your RV windows, you will effectively reflect the sun away from your windows which will keep the heat out.
Best of all, you can buy reflective insulation in varying sizes at hardware stores, and it won’t cost you a fortune.
Most newer RVs are equipped with innovative modern technology and electronics. In many instances, keeping your electronics switched on will heat the inside of your RV and cause you to be uncomfortable, especially on hot days.
That’s why we recommend turning off any unneeded technology like televisions, phone chargers, laptops, and other devices that could heat your motorhome. When electronics are switched off, you should immediately notice a cooler environment.
As you now know, there are many ingenious ways that you can keep your motorhome cool when it’s hot outside. Not only are the options we suggested easy to implement, but they are also affordable. However, if you want to ensure a better chance of staying cool on hot days, you might want to consider purchasing a newer RV with better insulation ratings and cooling and heating systems.
You might even want a motorhome with more summer-friendly features like an AC or an outdoor shower. So when you’re ready to speak with us at Patriot RV Prestonsburg about purchasing a premium quality preowned RV, you can visit us at 2771 US Route 23 South in Prestonburg. Or give us a call at 606-506-4300.[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]