How to Select the Best RV Window Covers

Published on September 6th, 2019

One of the best parts of traveling from destination to another in an RV is watching the world fly by through the windows! You can see so many additional sites while relaxing and traveling, but when you stop and park your RV for the evening, you might want some privacy! 

RV window covers can help provide that privacy as well as limit the amount of sun coming into your rig. They can also help keep temperatures down inside your RV during warm weather and protect against UV rays, rust, dirt and debris that may damage an RV. They offer similar protection to an RV cover, but with a smaller surface area, which means a much easier, quicker installation process. Also, RV window coverings can also help deter potential thieves, if you’re planning on leaving your vehicle unattended.

There are a wide variety of RV window coverings, and we’re sharing how to select the best for your RV and lifestyle.

First, before starting to shop for RV window covers, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the two most popular types of coverings. The first is a door window cover and the second is an RV windshield cover. The door window covers are a simple RV accessory and are typically smaller than other options. They are typically a simple piece of reflective rectangular sheeting that includes hooks and latches so you can attach it to the inside of the window. This type of window covering is typically available for less than $15.

One of the most popular types of RV window coverings is a windshield cover, which typically wraps around the RV’s windshield and can include the drive and passenger side windows. These can either be placed inside or outside the windshield.

There are a lot of variations when it comes to choosing an RV windshield cover. When looking for these types of RV window covers, first look to see if there is a specific brand or model that is recommended by your specific RV manufacturer. If this is an option, you should purchase this model or type, as it will likely fit your RV model perfectly, taking into consideration your rearview mirrors.

If you’re not going to purchase RV window covers specifically for your motorhome, make sure you’re paying close attention to how the windshield cover takes rearview mirrors into account. You’ll want to make sure that the window covers have loops, openings or a cutout to accommodate your specific rearview mirrors.  

You’ll also want to make sure you’re choosing RV window covers with an appropriate fabric for your RV lifestyle. The most common fabric used in RV window coverings is vinyl, but there are a variety of different levels of thickness and heavy-duty. If you will be traveling or parking your RV in inclement weather, you’ll want to make sure you’re purchasing a heavy-duty vinyl cover.

Another important feature of RV window coverings is how they attach to your motorhome. Make sure that you’re choosing RV window covers that attach in the way that is easiest for you. There are a wide variety of ways to attach window covers, and some of the most common include with suction cups or magnetic straps or attachments. There is typically plenty of models that don’t require drilling into your rig or a complicated installation process.

Depending on the style, how heavy duty the RV window coverings are and the size, there can be a wide range in pricing. RV window cover prices for a mini RV generally begin around $40 and increase in price as the RV gets larger.

With the right RV window coverings, you can rest easy knowing your RV is protected from the elements and you’re gaining plenty of privacy when you’re not traveling! 

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