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Old 09-03-2013, 09:39 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by mgscott4 View Post
Reflectix on the inside of the windshield and front side windows makes a big difference for a few bucks.

Reflectix is silver plastic bubble wrap.

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x2...Reflectix - I am sold on it. I bought a roll. Have my the inside of the front part of the cab lined in it. Keeps the heat between the window and the reflectix. I still have cut out any sections for the side and back windows yet but that will take some additional heat that you can feel coming through the shaded windows.

It was in the mid 90s this weekend. I could hold the temp around 78-79 as is in the front of the coach. Door / windows / etc...The back of the coach(bedroom) was even cooler since the sun was shining on the front and side.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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I will try the reflectix. Also, having 2 15k BTU Mach 8s installed on Thursday. I think in the Texas heat I need more capacity. If all of that doesn't work then will add 3rd AC. No reason to have coach if you can't use it in the summer.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:02 AM   #17
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I agree on the Reflectix. The goal is to have the windows tinted with a ceramic tint (not cheap) however since it is always hot in Texas and my daughter is a barrel racer needed to find some help with heat at her events. Largest heat generator are the windshield and the driver/passenger windows. A fellow barrel racing father got some of the Reflectix for their rv and were very happy with the results.

Purchased a roll, cut to form fit windows and installed for a barrel event in July (outside temp 103 F). Made a huge difference as compared to the previous weekend. Previous weekend the coach got up to 84 F with both units running. With Reflectix installed we could keep the coach at 77 F (set at 72 F).

Now have to figure out the next issue. Reflectix will help with heat at our first LSU tailgate. Our niece is attending LSU. Not sure the Reflectix will help with the "heat" I am going to get due to the U of F Gator stuff on the coach.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by dsbear View Post
I will try the reflectix. Also, having 2 15k BTU Mach 8s installed on Thursday. I think in the Texas heat I need more capacity. If all of that doesn't work then will add 3rd AC. No reason to have coach if you can't use it in the summer.

Here's my Reflectix install. Custom cut and held close to windshield with PVC water pipe. It MUST be as close to the glass as possible. The goal is to reflect heat before it can enter the coach. I have it cut and fitted to EVERY window .... makes a difference of at least 6 degrees. A drop of 10 degrees at the dashboard. A secondary benefit is I don't have sun damage on the vinyl dash, the seats, or the curtains.
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Sounds like your acs were not working correctly, especially if you only had 8 degree difference. I live in vegas and when its 115 out, I can get my coach down to about 78 at that outdoor temp. I have to manually set my fan setting to high instead of auto. If its 100 out I can easily get it to 70. I have 2 dometic 13.5 btu acs.

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