It’s no secret that camping during the summer months can be a bit toasty! If you don’t love the idea of spending your vacation hot and sticky, check out these RV tips for helping to keep your RV cool during the heat of summer. As a full-time RVing mom, I’m always looking for ways to keep my boys cool after a day of running around outside. Here are my four best tricks.
1. Pick a Shaded Site
This tip may seem obvious, but I’ve forgotten to ask for a shaded spot before when booking our stay, and it was a mistake. You want to pick a shaded site during the hottest times of day to have the greatest impact on your RV’s temperature. If you end up with a spot that isn’t shaded from noon to three, you may want to pack a tarp to help give you additional shade.
2. Clean Your A/C Filters
Before you leave for your vacation, be sure to clean all your air conditioner filters. This increases the efficiency of your ACs and can make a huge difference in the comfort of your camper during the week. We try to clean our filters every one to two weeks.
3. Get a Dehumidifier
One of the best tips I have for RVing families is to get a dehumidifier no matter the time of year. This helps keep your RV comfortable in any weather, but you’ll notice the most significant impact during the hot and humid summers. We keep a large dehumidifier running in our living room/kitchen all day and a second in the bathroom.
4. Cook Outside
This tip is another one that I can’t stress enough. Cooking indoors during the summer is one of the fastest ways to heat up your camper. I recommend limiting cooked meals to once a day, if possible, and going for sandwiches, salads, and other non-cooked meals most of the time. If you must cook, do it outdoors and make the most of your campfire or grill. Additionally, if you’re cooking inside, turn on the vent to funnel the hot air outside.
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