How to Install Rv Air Conditioner Gasket

You will need a few essential tools to install an RV air conditioner gasket. You’ll first need a screwdriver or drill with self-tapping screws. You’ll also want to ensure that the area where you are installing the gasket has been cleaned and dried thoroughly. Read on for more helpful tips! 

Installing an RV Air Conditioning Gasket can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be! Our step-by-step guide on installing an RV air conditioner gasket will walk you through everything from finding the right tools to correctly installing your new gasket. 

How to Install Rv Air Conditioner Gasket

What are The Things You’ll Need:

1. Tape Measure

2. Utility knife

3. Rivet gun

4. Paintbrush for applying sealant

5. Glue

6. Towel or rag

Steps to Follow: How to Install Rv Air Conditioner Gasket

Step 1: Locate the Cab Filter

Removing the cab filter will allow you to access the area surrounding your air conditioner. You should be able to see it through the grill on top of the dashboard. The cab filter is the metal grill that you can see with your head out of the car.

Step 2: Make Sure Everything Is Off.

Make sure to turn off all accessories on the unit, such as the AC and heat. This is to prevent accidentally breaking or burning something while performing this task.

Step 3: Release The Clamps.

Release any clamps that hold down the cab filter to your car. They should be located around the circumference of the grill and could be rubber or metal. You will want to ensure you don’t lose them when removing them (keep track of which one goes where).

Step 4: Unscrew The Filter.

Unscrew The Filter to Install Rv Air Conditioner Gasket

Once you have released the clamps, you can then access the cab filter. Unfortunately, two screws hold it down, so you will have to unscrew them to remove them altogether.

Step 5: Remove The Filter

Grab on to either side and remove the cab filter. It should come out quickly. Make sure you save this for later if you want to re-use it (this is better than buying a new one). You may need it as a template or something.

Step 6: Prepare The AC

Before you start working, ensure the AC is off and no power is going to it. This will avoid any accidents or injuries. Also, be careful not to touch anything around the hose until after disconnecting it from your unit.

Step 7: Remove Hose Clamps

The hose clamp closest to the compressor is larger than the one closest to the AC unit. If you have a screwdriver, it will make this task much more accessible, and you can unscrew it by hand (if not, use pliers). If they are both the same size, then work on removing them one at a time.

Step 8: Remove Old Gasket

Remove the old gasket and replace it with the new one that you bought. Make sure to match up to its contours before pressing it down on both sides. Then, screw your hose clamps back on and connect the AC.

Step 9: Reconnect The Cab Filter.

Reconnect your cab filter and fasten everything back down (clamps, screws, etc.). Make sure it is secure before checking your AC. If you cannot re-use your cab filter, place the new one.

Step 10: Turn Everything On

Turn your AC back on and give it a chance to work. Once you have checked the air conditioner, ensure everything is working as intended and that no leaks are present. If something comes loose or is a problem after this task, make sure to go back and check what went wrong because fixing everything should be pretty straightforward by following this list.

Step 11: Clean Up Your Mess

Make sure you clean up all the pieces from your project so you don’t leave behind any hazards.

Step 12: Troubleshoot

If you are still experiencing issues with your air conditioner, you might want to hire professional help or buy a new system. On the other hand, if everything is OK, then congratulations! You have successfully installed an air conditioner gasket on your vehicle.

How Do You Install an Rv Roof Air Conditioner?

How Do You Install an Rv Roof Air Conditioner

When we bought our RV, we were very excited about all the bells and whistles that came with it. After a few visits in the hot sun, though, we discovered that one of the cooler features was broken, the roof-mounted air conditioner!

We were pretty bummed that the air conditioner was broken. So, we asked around to see what our options were.

We talked about hiring a professional contractor to install it for us, but since this is an easy DIY project, the cost of paying someone was higher than purchasing new parts and installing it ourselves!

After looking at different options, we finally bought a new air conditioner. We learned that the installation was straightforward and took about 45 minutes to do. It took longer for us to figure out which tools we needed than it did to install!


If you are installing an air conditioner in your RV, make sure to install a proper gasket. The gasket will seal the space between the outside of the RV and inside where the A/C unit is located. This helps keep out moisture that can lead to mold or mildew growing on surfaces around it.

It also keeps dirt from getting into areas that may not be easily accessible for cleaning later down the road, which could cause more issues with performance. Finally, installing a good-quality gasket should help extend the life expectancy of your A/C investment by many years!

We hope this blog post on installing RV air conditioner gasket has been helpful. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!

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