Weather Stripping an RV

Weather Stripping an RV
Recreational vehicles are great for camping where you have all the conveniences of home. As with most things, items wear out and need replacing, including weather stripping. If you have drafty windows or doors, more than likely new weather stripping is required. It is a relatively inexpensive job you can do yourself. With a little prep work, you should have your weather stripping installed and an RV that is draft free in no time.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Measuring tape Self adhesive weather stripping tape Putty knife Rag Alcohol
  • Measuring tape
  • Self adhesive weather stripping tape
  • Putty knife
  • Rag
  • Alcohol
Step 1
Measure the areas of the RV that require new weather stripping. This could be doors, windows, hatches, covers, air conditioners and vents. You will then know how much weather stripping to purchase.
Step 2
Purchase self adhesive weather stripping tape, as it is the easiest to apply. The average roll size is 5/16 inch by ¾ inch by 10 ft.
Step 3
Remove the old weather stripping from the area you will be replacing. Use a putty knife or other tool to scrape off any that might be stuck on. This will insure your new weather stripping adheres properly.
Step 4
Clean the surface by removing any dust, dirt or other particles and wiping it with alcohol. Allow the surface to dry completely.
Step 5
Cut the amount of weather stripping tape you will need. Peel off a small section of the backing and press down firmly as you apply the tape to the surface. Pressure from your fingers and hand is all that is required for the tape to stick.
Step 6
Add additional thickness or width by overlapping more tape next to the strip you have already applied.

Tips & Warnings

 
The weather stripping tape will stick better if it is applied at room temperature. This type of weather stripping tape will seal out air, moisture and light.
 
The weather stripping tape will stick better if it is applied at room temperature.
 
This type of weather stripping tape will seal out air, moisture and light.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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