Can You Tint RV Windows?

One question that many RV owners have is whether or not they can tint their windows. The answer is yes! You can tint your RV windows, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind before doing so.

What are the benefits of tinting RV windows?

There are a few key benefits to tinting your RV windows:

  • Blocks out harmful UV rays: Tinted windows can help block out up to 99% of harmful UV rays, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. This can help protect you and your family from harmful sun exposure while you’re on the road.
  • Keeps your RV cooler: By blocking out some of the sun’s heat, tinted windows can help keep your RV cooler in hot weather. This can be a major relief when you’re trying to sleep on a hot summer night!
  • Reduces glare: Tinted windows can also reduce glare from the sun, making it easier to see both inside and outside your RV.
  • Protects your interior: Tinting your RV windows can help protect your interior from fading, as well as damage caused by UV rays.

What types of window tint are available for RVs?

There are a few different types of window tint available for RVs:

  • Static cling: Static cling window tint is a popular option for RVs because it’s easy to apply and remove. This type of tint can be applied directly to the windows and will adhere without the use of any adhesive. However, static cling window tint is not as durable as other types of tint and may need to be replaced more often.
  • Peel-and-stick: Peel-and-stick window tint is another popular option for RVs. This type of tint comes with an adhesive backing that makes it easy to apply to your RV windows. Once applied, peel-and-stick window tint is very durable and can last for years.
  • Professional installation: For the best results, we recommend having your RV windows professionally tinted. This type of tint is applied by a trained technician and typically comes with a warranty. Professional window tinting can be more expensive than other options, but it will usually last longer and provide better results.

How do you choose the right window tint for your RV windows?

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing window tint for your RV:

  • The size of your windows: Make sure to measure your RV windows before you buy window tint. You’ll need to know the width and height of each window so you can purchase the correct amount of tint.
  • The type of tint: As we mentioned, there are a few different types of window tint available for RVs. Consider your needs and budget when choosing the right type of tint for your RV.
  • The darkness of the tint: Window tint is available in a variety of shades, from light to dark. Keep in mind that darker tints will provide more sun protection but may make it difficult to see inside and outside your RV.
  • The warranty: Many window tint companies offer warranties on their products. Be sure to read the fine print so you know what’s covered in case of damage or defects.

How much does it cost to tint RV windows?

The cost of tinting RV windows will vary depending on the type of tint you choose and the size of your RV. For example, static cling window tint is typically less expensive than peel-and-stick or professional installation. However, static cling window tint is also not as durable and may need to be replaced more often.

The cost of tinting your RV windows will vary depending on a few factors, including the size of your windows, the type of tint, and the company you choose. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $500 to have your RV windows professionally tinted.

How to tint RV windows

  1. Measure your RV windows to determine how many windows tint you’ll need.
  2. Cut the window tint to size using a sharp knife or scissors.
  3. Clean the surface of the RV window with alcohol wipes to remove any dirt or debris.
  4. Apply the window tint to the RV window, starting at the top and working your way down. Use a credit card or squeegee to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each RV window that you’d like to tint.

Are there any risks associated with having RV windows tinted?

As with anything, there are some risks associated with tinting your RV windows. The most common risk is that the tint can bubble or peel over time. This is more likely to happen with cheaper tints, so be sure to buy from a reputable company.

Another risk is that the tint can make it difficult to see out of your RV windows. This is especially true for darker tints. If you’re concerned about this, we recommend choosing a lighter tint or opting for a window film that has a reflective surface.

Finally, keep in mind that window tint will block UV rays but it won’t provide 100% protection from the sun. Be sure to use sunscreen and take other precautions when spending time in direct sunlight.

While there are some risks associated with tinting your RV windows, there are also many benefits. Tinted windows will help keep your RV cooler in the summer, and they’ll protect your upholstery and flooring from UV damage. If you’re concerned about the risks, we recommend choosing a light tint or opting for a window film that has a reflective surface.

FAQs

If you’re not happy with your window tint, or if it’s starting to peel or bubble, you can remove it yourself. The process is relatively simple, and all you need is a razor blade and some soapy water.

First, wet the window tint with soapy water. This will help to loosen the adhesive. Next, use a razor blade to slowly and carefully peel the tint away from the window. If the tint is resistant, you can try using a heat gun to soften the adhesive. Once the tint is removed, use a cleaner to remove any residual adhesive.

Citations

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/21506507/print/true.cfm
https://www.tintdude.com/forums/topic/92464-tinting-rv-or-other-flat-glass/
https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f15/window-tinting-186546.html
https://www.rvforum.net/threads/window-tinting.53199/

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