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Old 08-01-2020, 08:14 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by gcakia View Post
I've moved away from Shade RV and/or Reflectix material being taped to the roof. I'm focusing now on an Acrylic or Silicone covering that is more permanent.

From reading a 1000 or so articles and ratings it seems I can summarize as follows. I'd be interested in your feedback.

Acrylic: Less expensive but doesn't reflect sun as well and tends to deteriorate faster. Need to re-apply more frequently.
Silicone: A little more expensive and more difficult to work with. Will reflect sun m't get hot in herteore effectively and will last longer. Difficult to remove if ever needed.

Since our 5th wheel isn't used for travel, the risk of damage or need for removal of the sealant is much lower. Therefore, I'm leaning toward the silicone option (Henry Tropi-Cool)

Anyone with experience on thi trade-off?
I used Henry's Tropic Cool on my roof. I can walk on it barefooted now in high noon sun. Before it was hot on my sneakers up there. I can't say it helps or not. Don't see how it can't. We have a Teton and it doesn't get hot in here. Also have all mini splits and no roof acs.
2003 Teton Grand Freedom. 2006 Freightliner Century 120 with Detroit 14L and Ultrashift.2016 Smartcar carry on deck. Full time going from job to job. Building and maintaining plants across the USA. Sold 2006 Mobile Suites 32TK3
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