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Old 07-27-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Any comments re the EZ SNAP window covers for RV's
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:42 PM   #2
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No experience with ez snap but we had the regular sunscreens made for our previous MH which I believe were the same material as ez but snaps were screwed in not glued on. They blocked the sun and heat very well and you could see out but others couldn't see in. The only issue was they really reduced ventilation. Fine in the desert heat with ac on 24/7. On our current MH we decided to go with awnings instead and we like them better. BOL


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Magne Shade not only makes tire covers, but window covers. We had five on our last MH...driver's, windshield, door, pass window and double window on the curb side. All held on with magnets...easy on easy off.

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Old 10-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #4
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EZ snap shades installed

As I continue my quest to keep my Navion cool in hot weather I have just added the external sunshades made by EZ Snap. Their approach makes sense to me, as the shades go on the outside of the windows, preventing the sunlight from reaching the glass. Installation was fairly simple using the self stick snaps they supply. Pressing the snaps onto the siding requires a minimum of 15 pounds of force according to the instructions. I didn't have any way to actually measure the force I used but I did press hard using a socket and "T" handle so I'm pretty sure I used 15 pounds or more - time will tell. The rest of the installation was fairly easy, just cutting the shade cloth to size and pressing it onto the "pin" part of the two piece snap caps (their website shows how it all works).

We're predicted to have a Santa Ana wind (a hot wind from the desert) coming in the next week or so - so I'll have a chance to find out if these shades were worth the investment (about $300).

I have a Fancher windshield cover and foam pillows in the Fantastic Fan and the bathroom vent so I think I'm about done with heat protection for now. I suppose I could put Reflectix between the new shades and the glass but I prefer not to. I don't want my RV to resemble a cave.

When I first got this RV I was sure that there was something wrong with the roof air. On a 100F+ day in a Texas State Park with no shade the best it could do was to cool part of the interior to about 87F. I have since had the air conditioner repaired but it was a broken fan that had thrown a blade - most likely a factory defect that took a year or so to manifest.

To determine if the A/C was cooling properly I ran a test a few weeks ago and found that I was getting a consistent 25 to 30F drop between the input and the output temperatures. Measured once a minute for 2 hours, once with the fan on high and once with it on low. Plotting the results showed a pretty straight line in both cases, with the temperature drop slightly higher with the fan on low. So that result told me that the A/C is doing what it should but I have too much heat gain from somewhere and the windows seemed the most likely culprit.

I'll post an update after we get some hot weather so I can test.

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Magne Shade not only makes tire covers, but window covers. We had five on our last MH...driver's, windshield, door, pass window and double window on the curb side. All held on with magnets...easy on easy off.

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Our coach came with the outside covers for the windshield and cockpit windows. They have the stainless steel snaps that are fastened with screws.They are great at keeping the heat out plus privacy as well. They have weathered many windstorms and never came off. They were made in Arizona I think and I have seen many like them for sale down there.
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EZ Snap covers seem to help

I've recently added EZ Snap sunshades to all the windows of my 2016 , Itasca Navion 24G, except for the windshield where I use a Fancher cover. I put a piece of Reflectix between the Fancher windshield cover and the windshield. I just got back from a trip to Lake Havasu where the daytime highs were in the mid 90's and the A/C kept the interior in the low 70's. Before the sunshades and windshield cover I was lucky to get the interior temps more than about 10 degrees lower than the outside temps. So far I think the EZ Snap covers were well worth the roughly $300 cost.
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