What to Know About Your RV Vents


There are a lot of vents located throughout your RV! From the standard RV ceiling vent to the RV air vent and RV exhaust vent, all the vents within your RV may not seem like important features, but they all serve critical purposes.

For example, the RV ceiling vent helps to increase airflow within the motorhome, keeping air fresh, circulating and even helping to eliminate odors and humidity. Depending on the size of your motorhome, you may have more than one RV vent or even an RV side vent. Here’s what else you need to know about some of the most common RV vents. 

RV Ceiling Vent

Just as the name implies, the RV ceiling vent, also known as the RV exhaust vent, is located on the ceiling/roof of your motorhome. It consists of a fan in the roof with an RV vent cap, which usually goes up electronically in newer models, or cranks up in older RVs. As mentioned above, the RV ceiling vent increases airflow within your RV, keeping the air fresh. It can be used when parked with windows open but also when you’re cruising towards your next destination.

Over time, the RV vent cap and the RV vent hood will likely need to be replaced every few years if used regularly, especially because of its location. This RV vent is exposed to a wide variety of weather, including a lot of sun. Luckily, RV vent replacement isn’t a difficult task, although it is time-consuming. RV vent parts can also be difficult to find, so in some cases, it may be easier to just replace the entire vent rather than fixing a broken part.

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RV Air Vent

Some may call the ceiling vent an air vent, but if you have an RV furnace, you may also have air vents within the furnace system. Those RV air vents resemble those you would find within your home, are part of the heating system and can push warm air out throughout your motorhome, keeping it nice and cozy! Plus, with RV heater vents, you can open and close vents in certain areas, keeping some parts of your RV cooler or warmer than others.

Replacing the vent covers for RV air vents can be a relatively simple DIY task, but if you’re tackling more complicated furnace and vent issues, you may want to enlist the help of a professional.

They aren’t glamorous, but after a long day of enjoying nature, you will be happy that your RV air vents are working properly, so you can come home to a motorhome that is not stuffy, as warm as you’d like it and smells great!