RV Attic Vent Tip
We get lots of terrific tips, mods and upgrades shared over in the RV Happy Hour community. I particularly liked this quick and fairly easy upgrade to the RV ventilation recently posted by RVHH member Eddie. Eddie and his family live full time in their fifth wheel and have spent winters in Wyoming during extreme cold conditions. To help reduce the moisture in the attic he has installed a pair of attic vents to let the hot air out. This should also help with cooling in the summers.
Howdy campers! Just installed two “mushroom” RV attic roof vents on our fiver for ventilation and keeping the moisture down in the winter. We full-time and its a constant fight to prevent moisture build-up inside your RV home.
Just installed with standard EPDM rubber roof Dicor SL, SS-screws, and putty tape. At the end I put some silicone adhesive on the top screw and one edge to keep top from popping off down the road. Also painted vent with UV clear Fuzion paint before installs for extended service life.
This should remove some of the heat and moisture up there.
Eddie – Member @eddie on RV Happy Hour
P.S. There is more room up in your attic than you think!
Steps to Install the RV Attic Roof Vent
Locate a good spot.
Carefully cut out opening with a hole saw.
Clean area really well with Denatured Alcohol.
Screw down with stainless steel screws.
Cover well with Dicor Lap Sealant.
Put dab of silicone to help cover stay on.
Paint cover with UV clear Fuzion paint.
There you go, a very easy and useful upgrade tip. Thanks for sharing it with us Eddie. I will be installing a few on my fifth wheel in the near future. Here is a link to the roof vent Eddie used. It’s available online at Stalkups RV Superstore.
If you would like to see a some more mods and upgrades Eddie has made to his fifth wheel, head over to his photo gallery on RV Happy Hour and you will be amazed at the projects he has tackled. Some are very remarkable DIY undertakings, like for instance totally rebuilding a slide out! Cheers Ray.