Exterior Ventilation – Keeping the Air in your RV Fresh and Clean
Keeping the exterior ventilation on your RV does wonders in increasing the airflow in your motor home and keeps the air fresh and clean. You can have windows open when you’re parked and keep the air circulating.
You can also have things open while on the road. These simple vent contraptions may not feel important but keeps the air inside your mobile home of sort clean and stale-free. It also removes cooking odors, humidity (from the showers mostly) and other unnecessary odors inside.
These units for your RV are pretty similar. It goes with a fan in the roof, and an RV vent cap (that cranks up or down electronically.)
However, the vent and the cap will wear out in time and need to be replaced. The vent is exposed to the sun and the elements. In time, it will become less efficient altogether.
Replacing the RV air vent is a bit time consuming but straightforward. The good news is that most of these are 14 inches square, and your chances of going wrong with size are not much.
The first part is disconnecting the power inside your RV. Then, you need to study how the old vent was wired. (To be sure, you can take a snapshot with your phone, if possible.) You need to remove some screws.
Be sure to be safe in your climb to your roof from the outside and take off the old vent. Unscrew things and take off the unit. (Also, gently remove the old sealant and clean off the debris.)
Once you put back the screws in, apply the sealants. (This keeps the leaks out.) Connect back the wirings. When you’re sure, put the RV power back on.
Vent Hood (cover)
There are so many things that your vent hood allows you to do – and all of them are important in living inside your RV. First, it allows the air to circulate and it keeps the debris and the dirt from getting into the vent (and into your RV). This is one important way of keeping your motorhome interiors fresh and healthy.
The vent allows use in harsh weather conditions, wet or inclement. The good news is that these vent hoods are easy to install, attaching to the RV vent with some needed screws and brackets.
RV Ventilation Buying /replacement tips
As one of the simplest devices for use on your RV, you want your vent hoods the size you need. If you have a strong vent fan, you may want a taller one that would be sturdy too.
Installation instructions come with the new hood. However, you still have to measure where the brackets go, screwing them, and sliding the vent hood over. The hood easily attaches to the brackets with some nuts and bolts.
Replacing your ventilation is a DIY task you can do, granting that you have the time, the confidence, and the important power tools that can tackle the job. Installing your exterior ventilation parts will ensure odors and humidity are vented away and keep the air inside your RV circulating properly.