Should You Tint Your RV Windows?

Many people tint their car or truck windows, and many automobiles even come factory tinted. But, is it a good idea to tint RV windows? Below are some of the Pros and Cons.


  1. It offers more privacy, which is important for RVs.
  2. It blocks sunlight and helps prevent heat buildup inside the RV.
  3. It looks cool.


  1. Tinting windows hinders visibility, especially at night. Even headlights can sometimes be hard to notice, and backing up at night, while looking through tinted windows, can be almost impossible.
  2. You have to be careful that you don’t break the law. Windshield tinting, except for the top few inches, is illegal in most states. Most states limit the tinting on side windows to around 30% (70% visibility).
  3. The only good place for tinted windows might be in the bathroom or bedroom.
  4. Tinted windows reduce heat in the summer, but also in the winter when you want that extra heat coming in.
  5. If you do-it-yourself, there’s the bubble problem. A professional job can look good, but many DIY applications wind up with a lot of air bubbles. It’s not cool.

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