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Old 03-02-2016, 08:04 AM   #15
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Retired-guy, people can see in at night. The shade does block some, but not enough! I have a black exterior shade and love its heat and light blocking properties.
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:10 AM   #16
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Mine is white for the reasons you stated. Every little bit helps here in the hot land.
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Retired-guy, people can see in at night. The shade does block some, but not enough! I have a black exterior shade and love its heat and light blocking properties.
Thanks Rockwood. That's what I thought the case would be and wanted a confirmation.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:12 AM   #18
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At the Tampa RV show, a vendor had several glass cubes with thermometers inside. On the outside of the cubes he had samples of windshield cover material in several different shades. He had bright lights shining on the cubes. The darker colors had noticeably lower inside temperatures. Black was the best,e.g. the lowest internal temp. I thought this display was pretty self-explanatory, but you can look at black thermal radiation in writings by Planck , Wein, Kirchoff and Stefan-Boltzmann to get further insight.
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Thanks all! Was a different outcome then I had first expected, but that is why I asked!

My DW said that if I want to get some of the ferrous magnates, she'd sew them into pockets on the top of the covers. And also a pole pocket on the outside to lift the shade. We'd still be able to use the lower snaps, so a hybrid shade cover of sorts.

Ours is 11 years old now, as it was sold to the 1st owner with the coach when new. (May have the manufacturer on a receipt that he gave us, but dang if I recall who made these. They do have a nice carrying case available to slide them into.)

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Curious to know how are the external window covers at night as far as seeing into the coach with interior lights on?

Well mine is solid vinyl with some kind of cloth backing and you can't see through it at all.
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Curious to know how are the external window covers at night as far as seeing into the coach with interior lights on?
To get privacy at nite, you'll have to close your interior drapes.
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Curious to know how are the external window covers at night as far as seeing into the coach with interior lights on?
They are kind of like a one way mirror. Whichever is the brightest side will be visible. Daytime you can see out but not in. Nighttime you can see in but not out. They do reduce the light from inside at night, but not much. You wouldn't want to run around in your undies.

I have bought two sets from SunPro Mfg in Arizona and am very pleased with the cost and quality. I think it's around $259 for a windshield cover, driver and passenger window covers, slip on windshield wiper covers and a carry bag.
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Ditto here for MagnaShade characteristics and experience...
Same here...check out their new tire covers.
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Ditto here for MagnaShade characteristics and experience...
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Windscreen covers - color vs heat build up?

We are quite mobil. If it gets up to 90, we're not there for much longer, so no big heat issues. Ever. I put beige oustside screens on my previous rig for the nice color match. Now I just use the front curtain. Just as affective in the temps we live in as the screens and a heck of a lot easier to use. I'm good with that.
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The previous owner of our first DP left the black Sunshades in the coach, a set for the windshield, door glass and driver's glass. We were at a rally and RV Sunshades was there making covers for folks. I asked them how much for some lighter (maybe tan) covers. They told me while they would love to make me a set, I'd be making a mistake switching from black to a lighter color. They said their research showed black was most effective.

Our current coach came with a set of black shades made by MCD. They have CC logos on them. They really help.
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