How to Properly Measure for RV Siding

Replacing the siding on an RV is an excellent way to revitalize the look of your vehicle, whether a classic camper or contemporary caravan. With a full spectrum of different choices for style and color, there are a lot of different things that RV owners can do to update the siding on their vehicle as they get ready to head out this summer.

Measuring RV siding, though, can sometimes be a little difficult. At Hemet Valley RV, we help RV owners repair and improve their vehicles all the time and are here to help. We have a few tips that RV owners should consider when looking to replace the siding on their RV.

There are two basic tips that RV owners need to follow when measuring for RV siding, depending on the type of RV that they have.

If there is metal on the coach, RV owners should measure the exposed face of the vehicle and add 2.75 inches. This is because there is additional paneling that cannot be seen behind the S-lock and nailer that needs to be figured in when measuring. If the metal is off the coach, RV owners should measure the top of the panel to the bottom of the S-lock and then add 2.25 inches for the extra length.

While both of these measurements are easy, it’s imperative that owners measure correctly when planning a siding order. Mismeasurement means that you could end up with a replacement panel that doesn’t fit with your existing riding if performing a repair, or not having enough panels if you’re completely residing your RV. This can mean headaches, from needing to place another order to having to delay your road trip until the correct siding can be purchased.

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If you have any questions, the team at Hemet Valley RV is here to help. Whether you’re not comfortable making the measurements or need help picking out the right replacement siding style for your RV, our experts can make sure that you get the information you need to make your RV look its best. To speak with a member of our team about your RV’s needs, call us today at 951-765-5075 or stop in and see us on East Florida Avenue in Hemet today.