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Old 03-17-2015, 12:22 AM   #1
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Recomendation of a good solar shade for a class A

Hello Again! Now that I have had my MH here in Arizona for a full week I have noticed that allot of heat comes through that big beautiful windshield, I have started to look for a good solar shade and the only one's I see are mainly ones that have to be installed on the outside, can anyone recommend a good reflective solar windshield cover that can be placed inside the MH, my new MH did bring a solar and a night shade but I also want to use something more reflective during the daytime. Thanks in advanced!

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:16 AM   #2
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recomendation of a good solar shade for a class A

A shade inside will not do anything but allow the heat in and keep it inside. The Magne Shade once set up will make a remarkable difference. Will add to the life of your inside shades as well.

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:38 AM   #3
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Roll bubble foil is avail at CW and Lowes. Good for deflecting heat and insulation from cold.

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Old 03-17-2015, 05:47 AM   #4
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IMO a reflector is needed to have much effect on the sunlight-generated heat. Some sort of shiny foil. We have an external solar screen that helps a bit, but there is still a lot of heat build-up (our dash area is black!). When we stick a large foil windshield sun reflector behind the windshield, there is a marked drop in the temperature up front.

We were able to find a tall folding screen that was big enough for the RV windshield, but you can make one from foil-backed bubble insulation, available at Lowes/Depot and similar, or get an extra-wide piece from RV mail order places like PPL (see Reflective Foil Insulation rolls|bubble core for RVs - PPL Motor Homes).

As others have mentioned, a see-through screen or dark mat on the inside stops the sunlight but tends to convert it to heat on its surface, thus heating the inside anyway. However, a reflector on the inside still reflects the light back outside, generating little or no heat in the process.

The sun reflector from CW was no where near tall enough (27") for our big windshield. We eventually found one (I don't recall where - not an RV store) that was 36" tall and that works pretty well. It folds to 7"x36" and we drop it behind the sofa when not in use.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:05 AM   #5
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good points Gary, Perhaps the Black or dark type kike Magna Shade on the out side for looks and a reflective bubble type on the inside..
what do you think ?
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Here is what I use. some what easy to install. You can have privacy during the day and still see out. It cuts down on heat absorption.

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I have a Magneshade on the front. Using a heat gun I found that it drops the temp inside 15 degrees and sometimes more. I like being able to see outside during the day but if that doesn't bother you the putting a reflective barrier in the inside front should make a lot more difference when using both. I had an inside one on my previous mh and it does let heat inside so that's why I went with the Magneshade this time around.
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Thank You All for the great information!
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Reflective bubble wrap underneath an outside windshield cover for maximum effectiveness. Also works very well to insulate and keep heat in during cooler weeks. If you are looking for an unusual / custom windshield cover contact a sign shop about getting a print on mesh, anything you want printed on it for about $150.

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