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Old 08-13-2015, 09:27 AM   #15
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There are covers that go over the wind screen that block Sun, I like the one with the magnets holding it on. Also in the real hot we had cut the insulated aluminum foil double sided bubble wrap type cut to the shape of the wind screen. The wind screen is the biggest heat cool loss area of the RV.


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Old 08-13-2015, 10:23 AM   #16
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Wind screen = wind shield

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Old 08-13-2015, 04:43 PM   #17
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Wind screen = wind shield
Ah, my British is a little rusty. Good advice for motor home folks.
Following the good advice, we are camped under a big tree in Ellensburg WA.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:09 PM   #18
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My prescription for over 100F degree days:

- All vents closed, and stuffed with the square insulating "vent pillows".
- All window shades facing the sun are closed.
- The awning is out protecting one side from sun.
- And, the Fan-Tastic Endless Breeze 12V Fan circulates the air.
- Reflective foil on the inside of the windshield to block out the sun.

If I start out the day with the A/C on, it's easy to maintain the temperature below 73F degrees throughout the day.

If the inside of the coach is allowed to reach the outside ambient temperature of 100F degrees or more, it will take about 1-2 hours to get down to 73F degrees. I will initially open the farthest windows, and use the ceiling fantastic vent fans to suck out as much stale hot air while the A/C is first turned on for about five minutes, then I follow my prescription above.

Lastly, (but I rarely do it because I hate water spots), I will resort to rinsing off the hot sun-baked exterior of the RV with water once everything is sealed and the A/Cs are cranking away. It cools down much faster inside, but then you are left with spots unless you happen to have a water softener handy.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:03 AM   #19
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Great info, thanks!
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The key is stay ahead of the heat soak !
Sun shades and freeze yourself out at night so you can get ahead of the sun use blankets at night if you have to !!!!

Go to any of the big box stores like home depot, lowe's, menards and get some reflectix

I cut it with scissors to fit each window and it really helped by not letting the sun in.., (DW probably won't let me use it at the rv parks )
but when in storage or I'm working on it, that stuff is even rolled across the windshield !

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