RV Curtains

RV curtains are a vital part of the interior trim. A lot of windows have, what we call, cardboard curtains. That is, they are made of formed cardboard, and are covered with a trim that matches your interior.

These are nice to have, but you can't do much with them. You could take them down and put up some cloth curtains on a rod.

To me that looks so much nicer. Our camper has the cardboard curtains, but we have a toy hauler and it "fits" it. They just look right in there.

In the bedroom, however, there are some cloth curtains, but they are UGLY. We changed out the bedding and now I am on a curtain hunt for the final touch.

It is easy to hang RV curtains. The only drawback is the windows are made kind of squatty. That means they are not very tall. Any curtain you get will just about have to be altered.

Valance panels might work as a good replacement without any altering for your smaller windows. You can get them in many different colors and styles. I will be searching for them soon.


If you plan to alter some curtains for your RV, be sure to measure twice and cut once. You will not have to spend much time on them, just a good cutting and hemming.

Getting some to match your camper colors may be a slight problem, also. You can get a scrap piece of cloth to take home to see if it matches your interior.

Key Things to Know About RV Curtains

Keep in mind that RV and travel trailer curtains serve several purposes, including providing privacy, blocking out light, and adding a decorative touch to the interior. Here are some essential things to know about RV and travel trailer curtains:

1. Types of Curtains: There are different types of curtains available for RVs and travel trailers:
- Privacy Curtains: These curtains are typically used to provide privacy in sleeping areas and can be pulled closed for separation.
- Sheer Curtains: Sheer curtains allow light into the RV while still providing some level of privacy. These work well in kitchens and common areas.
- Blackout Curtains: Blackout curtains are designed to block out sunlight and provide maximum privacy, making them ideal for bedrooms. This might be the thing for you if you have trouble sleeping well away from home.

2. Fabrics and Materials: RV and travel trailer curtains are often made from lightweight, durable materials that are easy to clean and maintain. Popular fabrics include polyester, cotton blends, and synthetic blends, which are resistant to wrinkling and fading.

3. Mounting and Hanging: Curtains in RVs and travel trailers are typically hung using curtain tracks or rods. Curtain tracks are common in RVs as they allow for smooth operation and easy maneuvering around corners. Curtain rods can be easily installed using brackets or hardware designed specifically for RVs.

4. Maintenance and Cleaning: Curtains in RVs and travel trailers can accumulate dust, dirt, and odors over time. Regular cleaning is essential to maintain their appearance and longevity. Most curtains can be removed and hand-washed or machine-washed, depending on the manufacturer's instructions.

5. Customization and Replacement: Many RV and travel trailer owners choose to customize their curtains to match their interior decor. It's possible to find a variety of curtain design options and sizes that accommodate the unique window sizes found in RVs and travel trailers. If needed, replacing curtains is relatively straightforward, and many manufacturers offer replacement curtains specifically made for RVs and travel trailers. They might be pricier than making your own if you have the time.

6. Functionality and Accessibility: Consider the functionality and accessibility of your curtains. For example, using curtains with tiebacks or installing curtain holdbacks allows you to secure the curtains during the day to maximize natural light and create a more open feeling inside the RV or travel trailer.

Remember, curtains not only serve practical purposes but also contribute to the overall aesthetic of your RV or travel trailer. Consider durability, ease of maintenance, and the desired level of light and privacy when selecting curtains for your RV or travel trailer.

Some RV bedding comes with matching curtains in the accessories. Even the bed sheets are included. I like to match up my own styles. Ya know, getting the bedspread or comforter, finding the shams to match that and the accessory pillows - these are fun to shop for. I like to have a solid color curtain and a patterned bed covering. You know what you like, go shop!!

Have fun looking for the perfect ones.