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Old 08-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Ideas to control heat inside of coach?

Our first full day at the State Park. Its 97 outside and 83 inside. I have the cover over the front windshield - that helps but I can still feel the heat in the driver's area. Gotta think that isn't helping. What else can I do?

Also - the cab over is pretty warm too but I think that has more to do with the vents - I have 4 of them; 2 in the front part of the coach. Has anyone tried those insulation pads to put up in there? I had those vent covers on my TT so I never had noticed the heat build up before. I was trying not to go that route again but may consider if that is the concensus.

Looking for ideas - thanks in advance.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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For me, Heat in the RV is much worse than cold, (except freezing). I use the reflective bubble wrap and it seems to work best. Cut the pieces a little bigger than the space covering and figure out a way to hold them tight to the window. Parking in the shade is also a must with the afternoon sun on the side with the least windows. If possible.

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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AC on in advance of the heat of the day so it's not having to play catch-up, blinds closed, awnings extended (if you don't have them on all windows, they are a big help, IMO), try not to have the coach parked so the windshield is not faced into the sun, under shade of a tree is of course a good thing...
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I got a couple of votes for Reflectix on another forum. Btw. Back
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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Heat in Coach

Since I live Arizona we've had to tackle the heat issue. I always use the comfy pillows in the roof vents. You can get them at Camping World. The cab is basically a tin can. We use a window cover outside and the reflective bubble wrap on the inside of the windows of the cab and the windows on the west facing side of the coach. Always start the A/C early and always have the fan on high. A $30 upright (tall and slim) Walmart fan near the kitchen helps a lot. Finally, close of the cab area from the living area with the curtain. You should be able to keep it 15 - 20 degrees below the outside temp.

P.S. Drinks lots of water.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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Old trick is to use light tan colored shade tarp on outside of your RV. Keep the sun off your RV.
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we had same issues. I put up a double blanket to close the cab off from the rest of the coach. I bought a slim upright fan at Walmart and run that on rotating high speed to move the AC air around. I closed the bedroom and bathroom vents so all the AC hits the main coach. Close all shades and start that AC up first thing in morning and get it down to 70 degrees and it held all day at around 76 to 77. Limit going in and out and try and find a nice shady spot.
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