How to Fix an RV Window That Rattles

How to Fix an RV Window That Rattles
When your goal is escape and relaxation, the last thing you want to be bothered with is a rattling window on your RV. You'll likely be spending hours upon hours in the RV, so fixing the annoying rattling might be considered high priority; it may also prevent unnecessary damage to your RV's windows. And the solution is simple, provided you follow a few easy steps.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pencil
  • Wedge
  • Weather stripping tape
Step 1
Take a drive near your home in your RV, preferably on a road where you can reach highway or freeway speeds. Your goal on this drive is to locate the rattling. Have someone else come with you so one person can drive while the other finds the source of the noise. You may find that there are several rattling windows in your vehicle.
Step 2
Pinpoint each rattling spot on each window and mark with a pencil. A cross-mark should do the trick.
Step 3
Insert a wedge underneath or on top of the RV window frame. Ready-made wedges are available at any hardware store (like, for example, the Mighty Wedge). For a more temporary fix, make your own wedge out of folded newspaper, cardboard, paper towel or even duct tape folded in on itself. Adhering a strip of self-sticking compressible weather stripping tape, available at most hardware stores, might provide a more permanent solution, too. One wedge per window should be sufficient to take care of the rattling problem.

Article Written By William Jackson

William Jackson has written, reported and edited professionally for more than 10 years. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, high-level government reports, books and online. He holds a master's degree in humanities from Pennsylvania State University.

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