Unless you’re the proud owner of a late model RV then you may be the benefactor of the improvement in standard equipment and engineering breakthroughs over the past few years. For the rest of us we are left to modify our RV’s to gain that same functionality. One aspect of newer RV’s that older models lack is ventilation and HVAC. Late model RV’s have had a lot of thought and resources put into the cooling, heating, and ventilation functionality. For older RV’s that is commonly not the case. One of the more frustrating places in a RV on a hot or cold day is the bathroom. Older models typically don’t have the RV bathroom air circulation that a newer RV might. As a result it tends to be extremely hot or cold in bathroom depending on the weather. One of our readers “JayD” sent us over this handy idea to help improve the air flow in a bathroom for his older 1992 Jayco Designer 2700IB.
Quick Fix for RV Bathroom Air Circulation
When the RV bathroom wasn’t in use, JayD was fed up with the lack of air flow leading to a wide range of temperature differences compared to the ambient temperature in the RV. So he and a friend came up with using a simple $5 gate hook to suspend the RV bathroom door open. When carefully installed it will keep the door open 2-3 inches depending upon your door and the size of the gate hook. This allows for natural ventilation and for the ambient air inside your RV to circulate throughout the bathroom alleviating the issues with varying temperatures in the RV bathroom air while the door is closed.
All you will need to do is pre-drill 2 holes, fasten the screw eyes carefully, and connect the latch. You could also modify the latch hoop to be removable when the situation calls for it. Over all we find this to be a useful fix for one of the more frustrating issues when enjoying an older model RV.
What tips do you have for improving the in a RV bathroom air circulation? Share with us in the comments section below!