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Old 10-03-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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I am seeking facts and opinions on the best color to use on external sunshades/sunscreens for a class A. We have been told that black will keep out the most heat, and we have been told light colors will keep out the most heat. Real life experiences would be appreciated. Thanks, HarveyP
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I am seeking facts and opinions on the best color to use on external sunshades/sunscreens for a class A. We have been told that black will keep out the most heat, and we have been told light colors will keep out the most heat. Real life experiences would be appreciated. Thanks, HarveyP
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
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A light color will reflect heat while a dark color will obsorb heat. But I used a light tan color for years and now use a black sunscreen and I haven't noticed any difference in heat in the motorhome.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:09 PM   #4
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Black absorbs heat.
White reflects heat.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:36 AM   #5
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Why not go with color that matches paint on coach? I think the difference will be unmeasurable when it comes to solar screen material.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:24 AM   #6
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Most people seem to go with a color that matches or blends with their coach color scheme. However, as has already been said, black will absorb more heat. The other thing about black is that it may also make it a little easier to see into the coach under certain conditions than a lighter color screen. That is the reason standard window screens are usually black - to make them less visible. I know the privacy screens are a lot more dense than window screens, but with the light hitting a certain way, it may be easier to see in. Just my $.02 worth.
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Everyone who has black sunscreens report that they work as well as a lighter color.

They also report that black does not show the dirt.
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We have had colored window covers in the past,on this coach I went with black and like it much better.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:54 AM   #9
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Since the sun screen is on the outside (as specified in the original post) The windshield will keep most if not all of any additional heat out between a black or light colored sun screen.

I had a colored shade; now have black, and like them better. No worries regarding seeing thru light colored vs. black, as it is the density of the weave which controls this, not the color.
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Mike is right about matching the color of the MH. I like to maintain the elegant look of the coach as well as make any additions functional. I went with a dark brown screen to complement the earth tones on the full body paint. The result was a classy looking addition that works wonderfully in dropping the heat inside the coach, and adds a significant amount of privacy during the daylight hours.

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We had the white Prompt, but hated both the color and they way they fit on the side windows with the suction cups....waaaaay too loose. The white color BLINDS you as you cant see out very well. The white also got FILTHY after the first rain.

We now have the Sunguard sunscreens in BLACK and LOVE THEM! Much easier to see out!!
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