What Can I Use for Siding on a Camper?

When it comes to camper siding, there’s debate about which is the best material. There are pros and cons to aluminum and fiberglass camper siding, just like buying new versus used.

There’s no one-size-fits-all, and you have to make the best decision for your travel style and budget. Let’s take a closer look at these materials and how much camper siding repairs can cost. 

Most camper walls consist of aluminum or fiberglass. These materials are lightweight and durable, two very important qualities when manufacturing an RV.

The RV industry has four main types of camper siding: corrugated aluminum, smooth aluminum, laminated fiberglass, and molded fiberglass.

Camper Siding for Repairs and Renovations

Corrugated aluminum looks wavy. This is in contrast to the smooth aluminum of an Airstream. It’s the cheapest material for camper siding.

Corrugated Aluminum

The other type of aluminum camper siding has a smooth finish. Airstreams have an aluminum shell, an aluminum frame, and spray-on insulation. 

Smooth Aluminum

Fiberglass siding is either laminated or molded fiberglass, and motorhomes have this smooth, shiny fiberglass exterior and higher-end fifth wheels.


You can spend $30,000 on an entry-level travel trailer or $200,000 on a Class C motorhome. The cheapest camper siding has aluminum corrugation. 

How Much Does Camper Siding Cost?

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