How to Choose a Roof-Vent Cover for Your RV

Traveling in an RV (or recreational vehicle) can be a great deal of fun; however, being in an enclosed space can also get stuffy, so if your RV could use some added ventilation without the need to worry about protection, a roof vent cover can fit the bill. When looking for a replacement vent cover for your RV, you have numerous options in front of you.

What Are the Features of Vent Covers?

A vent cover lets air into your RV, creating a natural ventilation system inside your motorhome. You can leave the RV roof vent open both on sunny days and when it rains, because the cover prevents moisture from getting into your RVs interior. This way, you can still enjoy fresh air while retaining the look of your camper or RV.

  • An RV roof-vent cover can be made of numerous materials and some even offer UV protection.
  • Some RV lids have built-in features for easy cleaning, such as removable louvers. This allows you to get into the vent itself for in-depth cleaning. 
  • A vent cover does more than simply allow you and your passengers to enjoy fresh air flow no matter what the weather might be. Other smells, such as cooking scents or musty odors can escape via the vent to keep the camper smelling fresh.

What Are RV Roof Vent Covers Made Of?

A rain cover for your RV roof vent can be made of varied materials which that offer distinct features and assets to add to your vehicle.

  • Some covers are made of polyethylene, which is a thick, high-density material. 
  • You may want to select RV parts made of resin, which is a material that can resist elements that include rain and sunlight.
  • Most roof-vent cover installation hardware is made from a rust-resistant material, so there are no risks of screws or bolts becoming rusted and damaged over time. 

How Do You Purchase a Roof Vent Cover?

There are several factors to consider when youre ready to purchase a roof-vent cover.

  • Select a brand that makes dependable roof-vent covers that offer the features you want. Some brands to consider include Camco, which offers many options in a spectrum of colors, sizes, and styles. Another brand to think about is MaxxAir, which uses a Zero-Leak system for effortless installation. Hengs Industries makes many options as well.
  • Choose the right roof cover size for your vent. Most lids come in the standard size of 14 inches by 14 inches, which should fit most vents. Additionally, consider your make and model of RV. Some designs, like certain styles from Camco, are only compatible with Ventline and Elixer models.
  • Think about how the RV roof-vent cover installs. For instance, there are RV vent lids that use screws and other hardware to mount, while other models may not require any drilling to secure the part to the vent. In cases where youre looking for a replacement roof vent lid and youve already got holes drilled, mounting a new rain cover shouldnt be an issue.