Summer is here and it’s the perfect season to take your RV on a road trip. The Pacific Northwest is already experiencing heat waves this year, so now is a good time to learn some tips and tricks to cool down your RV. Here are 5 ways to keep you cool and comfortable while living out of your motorhome.

Park Your RV in the Shade to Cool Down Your RV

Selecting your RV site plays a role in maintaining a comfortable temperature inside. If possible, choose a partially to fully shaded campsite. If shade is limited, try to position the RV so the AC unit is in the shade. This will help to boost its efficiency as it cools down your RV.

Don’t Cook Inside the RV

Cooking on the stove inside the RV quickly heats the entire space. To cool down your RV while living in it this summer, make it a habit to grill outside for meals. Planning for meals of cold salads and sandwiches is an easy way to bypass cooking altogether.

Change  or Clean Your AC Filters

Dirty air conditioner filters strain your AC system and make it difficult to keep the space cool. Changing or cleaning the AC filters, depending on what type of system you have, will help the AC cool down your RV more easily.

Change Out the Light Bulbs for LEDs

LED light bulbs put out an insignificant amount of heat compared to incandescent bulbs. By switching out all of your light bulbs to LED, you will use less energy on lighting and keep the inside of your vehicle cooler.

Cool Down Your RV With Window Treatments

During the hottest part of the day, the sun shining in the windows can increase the interior temperature of the RV by several degrees. Keep the sun out by installing blackout shades or similar window treatments, and closing them when the sun is shining brightly.

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