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Old 04-03-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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Putting a Sunscreen on the exterior wall to shade the refrigerator?

Good afternoon all... I'm wanting to put a 3' by 7' Sunscreen material along my exterior wall to shade the refrigerator from the sun when camped in hot & sunny locations. Any ideas as how to mount it from the roof / side of the RV? I'm thinking a space between the material & the RV of about 6-8" should do it; has to be removable for traveling....Any ideas welcome. Thanks...
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Old 04-03-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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Buy a couple of fans from an electronics store and mount them in the compartment so the air flow is going 'up' then add an on/off switch. Prior to having the household refrigerator in my new coach, I had propane units. When ever I was camped, day or night (when it was hot outside) I kept the fans in the 'on' position. You can find a 12 volt source at the electrical connections on the back of your refrigerator.

You already have thermostatically controlled fans but these add on's work great at keeping a propane refrigerator working at it's peak.

The fans look like this. https://www.amazon.com/SoundOriginal...g+fans+12+volt
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I mount a sunscreen to my windshield with very large (1" diameter, 1/2" think) very strong magnets (54 lbs pull force) mount to the inside of the windshield that hold very well. Something a bit smaller mount to the outside of the coach with double sided tape should hold a sunscreen easily.

Maybe a couple of these - https://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddeta...?prod=DX03-N52

Have you considered pulling the fridge and adding interior insulation to the alcove? I replaced my fridge last summer and lined at alcove with reflective insulation. If you have an absorption fridge maybe a bit of rockwool batting might work. The stuff is rated 2150 F before it starts to degrade.
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... Already did JLowdys thing last year; not gonna pull the fridge as I'm a KISS person... We're gonna be at 7000' for 6 months & might have sun hitting the refrigerator side so I'd like to prepare for that & other similar situations.... Question is how to mount the sunscreen on the outside wall....
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I would spend the $$$ on installing a quality fan. Here is one example that is perfect for the application. It is #5 Kit in the link below. All the best.

https://www.arprv.com/purchase.php
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I've been thinking about doing the same sunscreen type of thing for my fridge. I have been considering using suction cups, Harbor Freight has them, used for glass installation. They have a lot of holding power, yet are easily removed when it's time to tear it down. I would think one on each corner of your shade should do it. Post photos when you complete it plz
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I've been thinking about doing the same sunscreen type of thing for my fridge. I have been considering using suction cups, Harbor Freight has them, used for glass installation. They have a lot of holding power, yet are easily removed when it's time to tear it down. I would think one on each corner of your shade should do it. Post photos when you complete it plz
That would work and are a bit less permanent and cost less than magnets. A little more work to install but still pretty easy. Plus the cups could double duty holding the DIY genturi for the generator to the side of the coach.

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This place has what you're looking for.

https://ezsnapdirect.com/product-category/accessories/
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https://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RC22

These magnets are not cheap but incredibly strong.

Our hallway has two ceiling to floor windows that get too hot. I glued a small metal rod across some screening material from Lowes. The rod is only across the top.

With one end of the rod I raise the other that has a magnet glued to it and then let it attach to another magnet mounted to the RV. With the end in my hand I raise it with my awning rod until it grabs the other magnet. These things are very strong and they have held in very strong winds.

For the bottom I use simple suction cups and do not have a metal rod across the bottom.

To remove it I give one end a gentle pull until it releases. The other end comes off easily as I twist the rod.

No pictures right now.

Extra fans work extremely well too. The refer does need some heat to work but keeping the heat in the right places is important.
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AGAIN, question is how to mount sunscreen on exterior wall; not about fans!.... Already have fans!.... JeffAZ, do you have link to the Harbor Freight suction cups - that might work well...YC1 Would like to see some pictures!... Again, not interested in fans!!!!
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This place has what you're looking for.

https://ezsnapdirect.com/product-category/accessories/
This is what you need
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dan-nickie... Several items listed on the link; could you narrow it down to what you think might work for me? Thanks!
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Before you spend money on a sun screen that you're going to attach to the side of your coach, you should know that having the sunscreen directly on the vertical wall of your rig won't do anything except make it hotter. With no air space between the screen and the wall of your rig, it will just absorb heat and transfer it to the side wall.
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