How to Cool a RV or Camper Van Without Air Conditioning

RVers and Van Lifers need to prepare for the weather at their destinations.

The easiest way to cool your RV or camper is to run the engine or tap into a power hook-up and keep the AC going, but let’s be honest; that’s not a real option.

There might not be an electric hook-up nearby, and running the engine wastes a ton of fuel. Even using a generator is noisy and inefficient to keep your RV cool.

Please keep reading for our top tips, recommendations, strategies, and of course, products that can help you stay cool on even the hottest days.



Sometimes, you’re limited in where and how you can park, and other times, you have complete freedom.



Windows let in a lot of heat, even if the sun isn’t shining directly on them. If you can’t park in the shade, you do still have one option: bringing your own.



Every RVer should have a few tarps on hand, and they’re far too valuable to leave behind

From Positioning and Orientation to DIY Awning with a Tarp, we got you covered! Swipe up for the full guide on our website!