Ceramic coated RV driving down winding road in the mountains

Why having an RV Ceramic Coating Can Make a Big Difference

Rv, recreational Vehicles, motorhomes, or whatever you’d like to call them see many different types of environments. Each environment may present different weather conditions, temperatures and road conditions. One way to take on all these different and changing variables is with a quality ceramic coating.

When it comes to an RV, it’s purpose is to be driven or towed and lived in pretty much anywhere.

With most investments one of the things that comes to mind is longevity. Not only do RV’s have to deal with the elements of remote camping locations for example, but spend just as much time on the road. A ceramic coating and longevity go hand in hand. Protecting your investment from a large variety of elements can go a long way. In fact, ceramics can provide up to 10+ years of protection.

Rv driving through the wilderness during the fall

Let’s start to break down what a ceramic coating is, and how it makes a difference for your RV’s current state and its future.

A ceramic coating bonds to the paint on a molecular level making sure containments like dirt, sand, bird droppings, pollen, and more do not eat away at the RV’s paint, glass, trim wheels, and decals. The ceramic coating itself is more than a sacrificial layer that can be applied on multiple surfaces.

Here is a quick breakdown of ceramic coating benefits when applied to an RV:

  • Extremely Hydrophobic
  • UV/Heat Resistant
  • Acid Rain Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Minor Scratch Resistant
  • Deicing Agent Resistant
  • Temperature Resistant
  • Glossy Like New Shine

First, let’s touch on the hydrophobic properties a ceramic coating possesses. The hydrophobic properties of ceramic coating allows water to bead up and run off the RV or camper carrying contaminants along with it. This property allows for a massiving savings in time when cleaning the outside of your RV. Contaminates like dirt and grime have a much harder time staying on the ceramic coating than your actual paint, decals, or trim. In many cases a quick rinse with a hose could be all it takes to get those contaminants off. Less time cleaning, more time enjoying!

Woman relaxing at a campsite with a ceramic coated RV

Traveling to different areas where temperatures fluctuate? Not a problem for a ceramic coating. Environmental temperatures or weather do not hinder or limit what a ceramic coating is capable of. Another benefit like UV protection will help paint, trim, and decals from being faded by the sun. Even if there is a chance for ice or snow, this is still not an issue for a ceramic coating. De-icing properties are also present in ceramic coatings making snow and ice removal much easier.

Now for the visual benefits, a ceramic coating will massively improve gloss and shine. This gives your RV a “like new” look, long term. Adding all of these types of benefits to your RV makes not only a big difference on its ability to help with those common and uncommon weather elements, but makes cleaning and upkeep significantly easier.

Now with all the benefits mentioned above, deciding if a ceramic coating makes sense for your Rvs age or how long you plan on keeping it.

More factors you may want to consider before choosing if a ceramic coating is right for you:

  • How long am I planning on keeping my RV?
  • What is my budget?
  • Can I apply it myself?

These are the questions that you need to ask yourself beyond what a ceramic coating does and what it protects.

Q: How long am I planning on keeping my RV? Decide on how long you plan on having your Rv around. The longer you plan on keeping it, the more a ceramic coating makes sense. Again, this will be helping retain its value while protecting the paint, trim, glass, and more. If you are looking to sell your RV, then a professional ceramic coating might not be for you.

Q: What is my budget and can I apply it myself? Thinking about a budget is always helpful. Ideally having a professional apply the ceramic coating would be the best option especially if the RV is new and you’re seeking longevity. Pricing will vary based on coating lifespan and square footage typically. As far as applying yourself there are options for DIY application, but have a much shorter lifespan. System X Renew is a good option for up to 9+ months of protection that can easily be applied at home.

Ceramic coated RV driving on the highway as the sun is setting

Can a ceramic coating on an RV make a big difference? The answer is yes. A ceramic coating makes a big difference by adding additional longevity to the coated surfaces, adding self cleaning properties, and peace of mind while traveling almost anywhere. If you plan on keeping your Rv for the long haul it makes more sense to protect you investment with a ceramic coating that is within your budget.

Want a free quote for your Rv? Feel free to click here and get a free quote by certified System X Installer in your area. If you’re interested in more information about our RV ceramic coatings or coatings we manufacture you can get in contact with us here.


Element 119’s origin began in Connecticut back in 2010 as a specialty coating R&D company specializing in the aerospace industry. Coatings were developed for the likes of Sikorsky, Bombardier, as well as predominant airlines internationally.

10+ years and billions of dollars in protected assets later Element 119 is now represented in over 50 countries and counting. We owe our success to our close relationships with System X distribution and installation partners. We remain true to our mission, focused on delivering the best, most efficient, longest lasting coating technology on the planet. All of our ceramic coatings are manufactured at our facility in Thomaston, CT USA to the absolute highest quality standards.

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