Many of us would agree that an RV is the ideal mode for visiting different places, like maybe some untrodden patch of earth with extreme climatic conditions. However, knowing some tips for keeping your RV properly insulated can also result in things like improved comfort level, energy conservation and some financial savings. Wow! How can a little difference in approach bring such big changes?
The 4 Zones Where You Can Improve RV Insulation
The limited insulation options with retailers might leave you wanting. However, these tips will help you make improvements in the four core areas of RV insulation, thereby slashing the energy bill for generator use, propane and electric hookups.
Improve Doors and Windows
- Drafty doors and windows are a common problem in old or poor quality RVs. Compared to most of the external body, these areas are weakly protected. A few effective yet low-cost insulation solutions include adding solar curtains, re-caulking windows and replacing the round-the-door weather stripping.
- Buying energy-efficient RV doors and windows may prove highly beneficial.
Consider RV Skirting
- RV skirting is self-explanatory. The giant skirt acts as an added layer of protection between the air outside and the RV.
- RV skirts are customizable, coming in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are particularly beneficial in extremely cold climates. RV owners who use skirts have noticed a lower consumption of propane for keeping the rig warm and cozy.
Upgrade Your RV Vents
- Install draft shields or vent covers to prevent the loss of heat. They are available online and at home improvement stores. Alternatively, you can stuff the vents with foam boards.
Reconsider the RV Exterior
- To fortify your skirting efforts further, consider a thorough inspection of your RV’s belly with the help of a flashlight. Then, without squeezing any of the connections like pipes or hoses, insulate the in-between gaps with aerosol foam.
- Make a detailed inspection of the storage compartment doors and seal the gaps with weather stripping materials.
- Make a complete inspection of RV doors, windows, vents, the undercarriage, storage compartment doors, etc., which are the most probable places of air movement.
A little bit more vigilance, and you are on your way to achieving your RV insulation goal. More energy saved will help you reduce your carbon footprint and save a few bucks. Happy touring in your RV!