New access door
After a year plus of travel, we needed to make a few improvements. First was the access door. Originally, we used peg board thinking air flow from the garage area would be needed to ventilate the litter box area. The assumption to ventilate was correct, but the peg board was not a good idea. We found in the spring and fall months with the windows and doors open, this created a draft, drawing odors from the litter box area into our living space. Fortunately, the fix was simple. A trip to a home improvement store and a purchase of a quarter inch thick piece of plexiglass provided a seal around the garage door opening.
Adding a vent fan
But we still had an issue. How to ventilate the area where the litter box is located. Simple, an inexpensive 12 volt computer fan. Since we had an LED light in the area, the fan addition was simple. Drill a whole to fit the circumference of the fan, splice into the 12 volt wire feeding the LED light and face the fan output to pull air out of the box area. Next we had to vent the fan output. We did not want to introduce odors into the garage. A vent typically used for RV battery installations proved to be perfect. Adding a flange to the outside of the box, a little 1 3/4″ flexible tubing and the battery vent drilled and installed into the side of the outside wall now provides the positive air flow needed to vent the litter box area. The fan has very low wattage requirements and is very quite.
If you’re considering this RV project, review the past video listed above and consider these “lessons learned” as you build your own RV kitty litter box.
Not sure about what RV accessories you need as you start RV travel? Check out our RV Accessories page where we have listed a wide range of products from essential items to those “nice to have” RV products to make RV life more enjoyable. Every item listed is being used or has been used by Joan and I as we’ve traveled across the country in our RV.
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