How to Give Your RV a Makeover

Whether you’re planning a new roadtrip or just want to make your RV seem new again, you’re in the right place. Bringing your RV into the 21st century is actually a big issue for a number of vehicle owners – after all, a lot of models date back to the 80s.

If you’re worried about how out of date and “old” your RV seems, don’t be. As long as the engine and other important mechanics are still in good working order, you can bring your old RV back into shape with a few of these simple and effective tips. Let’s have a look.

Replace the bedding

This one is super simple, cheap and effective. The beds are often one of the main things people see when they look inside your RV, and if you’ve got the same bedding you’ve had for decades, they can be the easiest way to make your vehicle seem super old.

The good thing is this is one of the simplest things to fix. New bedding is cheap and easy to install, so this tip needn’t take much effort on your behalf. Simple buy some new bedding and get rid of the old stuff!

Fix the smell

Often, an old RV can start to smell, so this is another thing you’ll want to fix quickly. Whether you want a traditional air freshener or a more elaborate incense dispenser, there are plenty of options to suit your tastes. You’ll probably want to stay away from candles, as an open flame in a vehicle isn’t really the best idea.

Put up a new Inverter

An inverter is an essential component of the electrical system, as it is responsible for converting the DC power from the RV’s batteries or solar panels into clean and stable AC power. This clean and stable supply of energy helps power sensitive electronics and appliances in the vehicle, such as laptops, cameras, and audio equipment. Given how useful an inverter for rv is, you should consider having one installed. However, when looking for one, it is important to consider the power requirements of the electrical devices and appliances in the vehicle, as well as the capacity of the batteries or solar panels used.

Install a vent fan

While this option might be a little more expensive than buying some new bedding, it could be really worth it. Vent fans are becoming more and more popular on new RV models, along with more and more vehicle owners choosing to install them on their older models – and for good reason. With the right RV vent fan, you can not only improve the appearance of your RV, but also improve cooling options and make the inside of your van feel great in all weather.

If you want to learn more about RV vent fans you can do a bit more research to see how many benefits they can bring to your RV, and where to find the best model for your vehicle.

Give some of your other interiors a makeover

Sprucing up the interior of your RV isn’t just down to getting new bedding – there are tons of different things you can give a little tweak to. Think about simple things like changing your old shower curtain – it’s probably been there for years without you even thinking about it, but visitors to your RV can probably tell. In fact, why don’t you think about installing a shower door instead of a curtain? Curtains can be a breeding ground of mold and germs, which is not great for your RV health or yours. Depending on the size of your RV, you might want to check out this blog post for more general information, and see what else you could put in or near your bathroom (maybe a medicine cabinet) to give it an updated look that will not only have it looking good, but which will also benefit your health. A win-win.

You could also re-cover your couch, or at least get new cushions, as well as throwing a new rug down on the floor. You could also hang some art or think of a few other simple touches that’ll help make your old RV seem good as new. It would be a good idea to think outside the box, you never know what you could come up with, you might just make your RV the place to be.

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.