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Old 03-31-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Tint the cab windows or not

Hello everyone I was thinking of tinting the cab windows to keep it from getting too hot to block out the sun has anybody have any input on that thanks
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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It will reduce the heat, and also make it darker inside.

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I was just thinking the same thing yesterday while on the road. I usually bring the side shade as low as I can get it without blocking the mirrors, but my arms always get a lot of sun. I was thinking on a light tint that provide UV protection as I don't think my windows have it.
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Opinions pro and con in this thread.
Window shades vs applied tinting on my Newmar Baystar

I have sun visors and also a hat. :-)
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I put the darkest but still legal tint on the cab side windows on my previous coach. Made a huge improvement in heat reduction and comfort.

Plan to do the same to current coach.

Do it, it's a good thing. Suggest to go darkest you can.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:54 PM   #6
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Tinted driver-side windows help during daytime, but are dangerous driving at night. I bought a static-cling window tint panel, about 1'x2', that I can move wherever needed. Driving into the sun, DW places it on the windshield to block my eyes from the direct sun, and I may still see clearly to drive.
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Be careful if your windows are double paned. It requires a different type tint for double pane vs single pane. Many companies that tint vehicles are not aware of this. I got mine done by a company that does houses as well as vehicles, and put the ''house'' tint on the RV.
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Hello everyone I was thinking of tinting the cab windows to keep it from getting too hot to block out the sun has anybody have any input on that thanks
I am assuming by your handle that you are from NY?

It is illegal to have tint on the drivers or passenger side windows that does not allow at least 70% of the light through (NYS regulations on DMV website). This isn't very dark. About a Density of 0.15.

Most states are about the same.
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I am assuming by your handle that you are from NY? It is illegal to have tint on the drivers or passenger side windows that does not allow at least 70% of the light through (NYS regulations on DMV website). This isn't very dark. About a Density of 0.15. Most states are about the same.
yes I'm from New York and yes I know it's illegal for the last 15 years I've been tinting my car windows Never had a problem but i do know people that got pulled over. As someone that's going full time it will provide privacy and most of all keep the heat and sun out i'm still on the fence about it though
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I have a friend who added tint to the top 1/3 of the windshield. I have been thinking of doing same. It should make a difference in the heat gain. Side window already have some tint. Also, the pull down shades, black with small holes. Helps when driving in the summer.
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In Texas watch out look on the drivers side top there will be a mark on the windshield you can go no lower than that
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As mentioned, single or double pane windows need different tint.

We did the darkest from behind the drivers window back. Yes made the interior darker.

Many people do not know that there is a legal windshield tint. We used a legal windshield tint on the front and a little darker legal on the front side windows. The windshield tint was not noticeable at all from inside or outside, and cut down on the IR, and UV. It made an amazing difference to heat on us driving into the sun here in Texas summers! We have now had it done again on the newest coach windshields.

Do some research to see what is offered in your market by the guys doing the high end cars. Our tinter does them and he gets to do the family SUV's in the weeks after the new cars go home.
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Here in NM you can tint as low as 20% and be legal and I plan on doing just that on the door windows of the cab. What I would love to find is 100% for the windshield. It won't block the sun (I have sun glasses for that) but it will cut down the the UV as you can definitely feel a temperature differential from the cab to the living space directly behind it.
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We went with a 30% on the driver's and passengers side windows it made a big difference in the amount of heat inside.
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