Space and comfort are the two most important criteria in RV buying. Unfortunately, both are in short supply due to the closed quarters of the vehicle and the fact that most motor home owners camp out in wooded areas, causing the interiors to become dank and stuffy. While disclosing such information can disrupt the sale of your RV, keeping quiet is ethically wrong. So what do you do? There’s a third option available, and though it requires money and effort, it prevents the sale of your RV from going off the rails. It is installing a power vent.
A power vent on the roof improves the air quality inside an RV and makes it more comfortable. Installing a power vent is simple; all you need to do is procure the equipment and tinker around for a couple of hours. The following steps should help you complete the task effectively:
Choose the Right Position
Select the right spot on your RV roof that you think would be suitable for setting up the power vent. Use a grease pencil to trace the shape of the vent on your vehicle’s roof. Now, clean that section with warm soapy water and a sponge. Wait for it to dry off, and then go inside the motor home. Locate the area where the vent is supposed to go, and thoroughly examine that portion of the ceiling for any lights, wires, and other electrical hazards. If there are any, select a different spot.
Create the Vent Hole
Get back onto the roof and drill a hole in every corner of the pencil marks you made earlier. These holes will help you saw out a rectangle or square easily as they provide a starting point for a jigsaw blade to penetrate the roof. Before sawing and cutting out the vent hole, make sure you place a plastic drop cloth inside your motor home to avoid soiling the floor.
Install the Vent Bottom
Use a caulk gun loaded with epoxy and silicone caulk to seal the inside corners of the cut-out section. Waterproof the area by spreading the caulk on the roof as well as the edges. You need to position and secure the vent bottom into the cut-out part with the square-shaped metal housing.
Set Up the Vent Top
After installation, the power vent wires should run down into the cabin of your vehicle. Next, place the vent top at the bottom and secure it.
Take Care of the Wiring
Step inside your RV and locate the power vent wire. Make sure this wire goes into a wall plug attachment. Once the wires get connected, plug into your RV’s wall outlet.
Having a power vent on the roof of your motor home certainly adds to the quality of experience inside the RV. However, you still have to deal with the customers to finalize the deal. If you want to avoid that and opt for a hassle-free transaction, contact us. We offer instant cash for your used RV.