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Insulating Your RV

Posted on: November 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm, in

Do you find yourself having to wrap up in multiple blankets at night in your RV? Or are you overly reliant on your air conditioning on summer road trips? A poorly-insulated motorhome lets the outside temperatures have a big impact on the temperature inside the vehicle. Read on for some tips about how to insulate your RV and keep it comfortable all year round.

Why should you insulate your RV?

Whether you want to keep the heat of summer out or the cold of winter in, insulating your RV can make it a much more comfortable and efficient space. Heat transfers in and out of your RV through the windows, walls, and roof of the vehicle. This means the hot summer sun can increase the temperature inside your vehicle by a lot, and heat will also transfer out of your RV when you’re trying to heat it from the inside on a cold day.

All of this makes it more difficult to maintain the desired temperature inside your RV. This means that you’re likely to be uncomfortable – too hot or too cold – and that you’ll have to use more energy to reach that desired temperature, which wastes money and increases your carbon footprint.

How to insulate your RV

Motorhomes will come with varying levels of insulation depending on the price and quality of the vehicle. If you need to add to the existing insulation, then here are some ways you can do this:

  • Weatherproof your RV – Any tiny gaps, cracks, or holes around your RV will let even more heat in and out of your RV. Check the caulking and weather stripping around the windows and doors to make sure everything is sealed properly.
  • Upgrade your windows – The thickness and material of your windows will determine how much heat can transfer through them. If you have single-pane windows, then consider replacing them with thicker, more energy-efficient ones.
  • Add or upgrade RV skirting – Heat can also be lost through the bottom of your RV, but skirting helps to create a barrier that prevents this.
  • Insulate the walls – If the walls of your RV aren’t insulated, you can install foam panels or use spray foam insulation to reduce the amount of heat that can conduct through them.
  • Add RV shades – Placing motorhome shades on your windshield and windows also helps to add insulation. Our RV shades filter the sun’s rays to help block out some of the heat that would usually be transmitted. They also help to trap any hot or cold air that transmits through your windows between the glass and the shade.

Make your RV more comfortable and energy-efficient with window and windshield shades from Magne Shade. Get in touch if you have any questions or to request a quote for your motorhome.

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