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Wondering How To Keep Your RV Cool in the Summer? Looking for Tips to Cool Your RV in Hot Weather? Cooling your RV in Extreme Heat? The Secret Trick to Keep Your RV COOL This Summer requires Prepping for RV Living with these RV Cooling Tips And Tricks! Learn How to Make Your RV Cooler in the Summer Installing Reflectix. Plus I’m sharing Other Ways To Keep Your RV Cool with a list of RV Accessories, Essentials, Gear, and products to keep you cool in your RV such as: RV window covering ideas, improve RV airflow ideas (with or without RV air conditioner), etc… And, if you are RVing with Pets (Dogs or Cats) then some of these are Must Have RV Items!

I’m giving you a tour of How I manage to keep our full time stationary RV travel trailer cool, but I know you’re thinking that’s not How to keep my RV cool!?! What if I’m NOT full time RV Living stationary and instead on the road traveling or boondocking (aka dry camping)? Maybe you’re in a motorhome, fifth wheel, living the van life? Take note: mastering the technique of How to keep a camper cool especially How to keep an RV cool in extreme heat during the summer season means watching these tips to cool RV and then customizing them for your RV lifestyle!

Yes, you can KEEP COOL IN YOUR RV this summer By following my RV Living Tips And Tricks for How To Stay Cool In Your RV This Summer! Need more tricks to cool RV? Be sure to check out the playlist of videos below with more tips for RVing in the summer, and FAQs like how to park RV, staying cool in a van, how to stay cool in an RV without air conditioning – think RV Education 101!

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to @RVersity on YouTube and also drop a comment below letting me know which one of these summer RVing tips was your favorite or if you’re thinking nope I don’t want to RV in extreme heat it’s too hot for camping! I don’t like to RV in summer when the RV is hot! – I want to hear your Summer RV thoughts!

MUST HAVE Items: Products To keep you cool in your RV


Tall Slim Adjustable Pedestal Fan (Vornado)

The Tall Slim Adjustable Pedestal Fan by Vornado is an essential addition to your RV for several reasons. Firstly, its tall and slim design makes it perfect for small spaces, maximizing airflow without taking up valuable floor space. Whether you’re living stationary in your RV or on the move, this fan provides consistent and efficient cooling in every room. With its low energy consumption, you can leave the fan on for a while without worrying about draining your RV’s power source. Its simple yet sleek design adds a touch of modern elegance to your RV interior, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

Moreover, the adjustable pedestal feature allows you to customize the fan’s height and direction to suit your preferences. This makes it ideal for maintaining a comfortable temperature for both you and your pets (cats and dogs) during your travels. You can even leave the fan on in the RV when you’re not there to ensure a pleasant environment for your return. Say goodbye to stuffy RV interiors and hello to refreshing airflow with the Tall Slim Adjustable Pedestal Fan by Vornado—your go-to solution for efficient cooling and comfort in your RV lifestyle, especially during those scorching summer days!

>> Get this Tall Slim Adjustable Pedestal Fan (Vornado) online!

>> We also have a shorter version of this fan to sit on the nightstand, table, or floor >> Table Fan (Vornado)

Small Room Tower Air Circulator Fan

The Vornado Small Room Tower Air Circulator Fan is a fantastic addition to our RV due to its space-saving, compact design. This fan is perfect for small spaces, making it ideal for maintaining comfortable temperatures in an RV. We use it in our RV bathroom to keep the air circulating, which helps maintain a balanced temperature throughout the summer and winter months. Its low energy consumption is perfect for RV living, ensuring that it doesn’t drain our power supply. Lightweight and versatile, it can be used anywhere in the RV to provide a refreshing breeze and improve air circulation, making it a practical and efficient solution for our mobile home, motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel, van life, etc… I’ve carried most everything with me from RV to RV!

>.> Get this Small Room Tower Air Circulator Fan online!

Curtain & Rods

I use expandable curtain rods and blackout window curtains to help keep the light out of the RV aka the Heat! Less light means less heat. I like the fact these can be used in multiple places. Not only do I use them to cover the doors, but I’ve also used them to add an extra layer of “heat Protection” and insulation to the other windows in the RV Travel Trailer. And the best part is these items are all moveable from RV to RV. So, a lot of these I’ve just used in different places throughout our 6 RVs over the years. But, how I might place these in the Van, versus the Motorhome versus the Travel Trailer are all different.

Blackout Curtains (to cover the doors and insulate)

Curtain Rod Expandable

Reflective Window Coverings & Vent Covers

The first thing I do in every new RV which lowers the temperature by at least 10-20 degrees almost immediately is put reflective insulation in all of my RV windows as well as purchase RV vent covers for inside the RV. This is a quick fix for helping maintain the temperature in the RV and not require the AC or Heat to kick on continuously. I usually buy a huge roll of Reflectix double-sided insulation and cut it to fit in all of my RV windows.

>> Reflective Window insulation for RV Temperature Control

>> Vent Covers for Roof Vents

DIY Reflective Insulation

In EVERY RV this is the FIRST thing I do to help eliminate the heat issue! I buy a huge roll of Reflective Insulation (Reflectix) either online via Amazon, or I’ll drop by Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc… you can usually find some in a big enough roll to cut out enough for your entire RV. I also like to cover the doors that open to the outside of the RV, inside the cabinets, outside. This little secret trick alone will eliminate the heat in your RV and drop the temperature by 10-20 Degrees or more! It’s to keep the heat out and the cold air in. This will also help to keep your RV’s AC (air Conditioning) from having to work so hard and coming on all day!

Custom Cut RV Window Covers

However recently I found a company that custom cuts these for your RV windows called Blackout EZ. We did buy these precuts eventually, along with their blackout shades but all of the shades did not stay. Let’s just say their measuring process wasn’t entirely seamless. We spent several hours doing it and they still came back incorrectly cut. I’m sure they would have fixed it, but we have been too tired and or busy to feel like dealing with it. I just covered all the windows up with curtains that had fallen/didn’t stick! But for the reflective window coverings, I think they have all the measurements so you don’t have to do all that. Either way, something to check out!

Blackout Ez Curtains by RVing With Tim

Tempstick (Wifi Enabled)

Since we RV with animals we like to always monitor the temperature in the RV. We bought a battery-operated Temperature Monitoring Device that connects to our Wifi and allows us to see the temperature any time of day or night. Plus if the internet goes offline since the TempStick is battery operated it still keeps readings of the temperature in the RV so we can see when the Internet does come back on what it was reading. This is also great for when we are away from the RV and it’s really hot or below-freezing outside. We can keep a check of what all of our items are staying temperature-wise inside the RV.

>> Temp Stick Remote WiFi Temperature & Humidity Sensor

Wifi Smoke Detector / Carbon Monoxide Monitor:

We have a Wireless Wifi Enabled Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Monitor that runs off of batteries and the internet. This is for the animals so we can keep check in case we are not in the RV. Obviously, if the internet goes down this does not work, but if the internet is offline we get sent a notification to our phone (since our cameras are also hooked up to it) and that let’s us know to check something out. We are never too far from our animals (aka the RV) when we leave them there. We stay locally or they go with us either in the RV Van on a road trip or back to the condo in the city when we are not RVing.

>> wireless wifi enabled smoke and carbon monoxide detector (by X-sense)

Indoor Thermometer + Weather Station

Since we RV with Pets both cats and dogs the temperature regulation is a must! So we have multiple devices to help with this. Another one being a simple portable indoor thermostat to keep an eye on the temp. Plus, we like to keep a check of the temperature outside the RV versus inside since it’s always changing. So we have a plug up (also battery powered) weather station monitor to help with that. We keep in on the table in the middle of the RV (in probably the hottest place)! And there is a little monitor we put outside and hang on the RV.

Indoor Thermometer (AcuRite)*

Wireless Weather station monitor Acurite

🛍️ >> You can pick up all of these items & more SHOP the RVersity store! <<

P.S. Watch the tour of my new Stationary RV Set-up to see how I use all these items!


TOUR my NEW Stationary RV living Full Time SetUp at the RV Park!


If we haven’t officially met, Hi I’m Blogging Brandi, an EX-Corporate Kool-Aid Drinker, born to be Creator, Digital Nomad and Entrepreneur who loves RVing while running my own business on the road! Over 8 years ago, I traded my sticks & bricks lifestyle for a life on wheels. Quit my job, sold my house, and everything else, then bought an RV! First, was a Travel Trailer, then Van Life and eventually Motorhome Living!

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If we haven’t officially met, Hi I’m Blogging Brandi, an EX-Corporate Kool-Aid Drinker, born to be a Blogger, Creator, Digital Nomad, and Entrepreneur who loves RVing while running my own business on the road! Over 9 years ago, I traded my sticks & bricks lifestyle for a life on wheels. Quit my job, sold my house, and everything else, and then bought an RV! First, was a Travel Trailer, then Van Life, and eventually Motorhome Living! I created RVersity (RV + University) out of my love-hate relationship with RV Life!

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