Removing RV Siding Removing RV Siding

What You'll Need
Screw driver flat head
Crow bar
Knife
Hammer

When it comes to RV siding, there is a really easy technique that you can use to remove it without doing any damage. If you are reviving your old RV or just got a new one that needs some work, here is a quick guide that can help you through the siding process.

Step 1 – Remove Lights

Begin by removing any lights that are installed that may be in the way of the siding. Typically, a flat head or other type of screwdriver can remove them. You can pop off the top or lens that is protecting the bulb and then unscrew the light bulbs themselves.

Step 2 – Remove Staples

Now, use the flat head again or the back of the hammer to pry off any staples. Carefully complete this step, taking your time so as not to leave any parts of the staples behind.

Step 3 – Remove the Siding

Once you have the staples off, you can use a putty knife on the folds of the metal corners. Be sure to get it under the corner and then use a hammer to straighten it out if need be. Continue to do this on all of the corners and around the edges.  Carefully remove any other staples that you may see as there are typically a few underneath that are holding the final pieces of siding in place. Then, slide the siding off carefully with the help of a partner. 

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