It’s not uncommon for an RVer to place pool noodles on their rig during the build process.
While the main purpose of these noodles is to keep you afloat on the water, they are incredibly versatile. And they can even help you avoid an expensive medical bill.
Today we’re diving in to see why people put pool noodles on their RV pullouts. Let’s find out more.
What are RV Slideouts?
RV Slideouts are portions of a recreational vehicle that extend out from the main body of the rig to increase interior living space.
They often have them installed in the walls of the RV that use a mechanism like a hydraulic or electric motor to extend and retract the section.
When extended, the slideout creates additional interior space for activities such as cooking, eating and sleeping. Some of the largest RVs have multiple slides, creating a very open space.
Why do people put pool noodles on their RV slideouts?
The number one reason RVs install pool noodles on their slideouts is to improve safety. The corners of a slideout can be sharp and pointy.
Unfortunately, some slides sit directly at head height. As a result, a lack of attention could lead someone to run into the corner. This can cause serious damage and require a trip to the nearest emergency room.
However, as you will soon see, pool noodles are useful in other areas of an RV as well. Now that we’ve shared how you can add pool noodles to your RV slides, we’re going to discuss a few ways you can use them around your rig.
How to add pool noodles to your RV slideouts
The process of adding pool noodles to your RV slides is incredibly simple. Depending on how many slides you have, this is probably a DIY project you can do in an hour.
Let’s see how to start.