Thursday, December 1, 2022


Keep the warm air inside with a vent insulator


By Bob Difley

RVs are meant to be used not just in summer and not just when it is warm and sunny. Achieving comfortable living in your RV when the outside is either too cold or too hot is a challenge.

One way to prevent heat from escaping during colder periods or to prevent hot air from entering under a full desert sun is to stop the unwanted flow of heat or cold through your overhead vents.

Camco Sunshield RV Vent Insulator with Reflective Surface fits snugly in an RV vent opening with a full 2.75″ of foam to help stop heat transfer, keeping your RV cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The reflective surface blocks 100% of the sun’s damaging rays. Fits standard 14″ RV vents.


Fits standard 14″ RV vents
Reflective surface blocks the sun’s damaging rays
Full 2.75″ of foam to help stop heat transfer
Durable and easy to store
Keep your RV cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter

You can find the Camco Vent Insulator here.

You can find Bob Difley’s RVing e-books on Amazon Kindle.


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Donald N Wright
2 years ago

My sole roof vent is a fantastic fan. I will have to crawl across the roof to install the reflectix foil between the cover and the fan.

20 days ago

I have a fantastic fan & the insulator is meant for the inside, not from the roof. Maybe you were joking?

5 years ago

Does anyone else have trouble using this with the reflective surface pointing skyward as intended? With the crank handle to the roof vent it will poke a hole in the reflective surface, correct? I always invert them even though that isn’t how they’re designed to be used.

20 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I’ve been using the same ones summer and winter for 4 years with no problems, no holes. Two of my vents have the crank handle and one is a Fantastic. Great insulators. Initially I thought they would fall out due to road vibration, they never have. I don’t think it matters that you invert them.

John Springer
5 years ago

If you use one of these vent insulators, be sure to leave the vent cracked open, because condensation will build up between the insulator and the vent. I now have a water-stained ceiling around my vent to prove it.

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