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Old 10-21-2015, 12:34 PM   #1
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putting plastic on windows

Anyone ever done this in their camper? I do a lot of winter camping and thought last weekend there may be some benefit to putting plastic on the windows to help hold a little heat in.
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Double pane windows are the answer for us. But hard to add after the RV is built so some do use various types of insulation on the inside.
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Anyone ever done this in their camper? I do a lot of winter camping and thought last weekend there may be some benefit to putting plastic on the windows to help hold a little heat in.
Hi 0rion,

I did this on my last coach (an older Pace Arrow) that had terrible windows. Instead of the typical house plastic which often requires double sided tape. I used the plastic film that you can get in a home improvement center and is used to prevent carpet damage (like this). It was the perfect width for me (maybe 18", from memory) and was lightly sticky on one side. The big negative is that it isn't transparent - it will let light in though.

P.S. I thought the film helped to retain heat so considered it a success for colder weather camping.
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any reason not to use the shrink type plastic with the double sided tape?
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Or how about Reflectix? Oops, never mind as it is better at keeping heat out and is not a good insulator.
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any reason not to use the shrink type plastic with the double sided tape?
That works quite well. I use it even with double glass. Easy to remove in the summer, too.
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