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Old 06-03-2017, 09:46 AM   #15
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Once you get the windshield covered then you might as well keep going. A lot of coaches has dark paint on the cap above the windshield as do I. I had flashbacks to my youth and the playground slide when I keeled down on the cap to snap my cover in place. Not an ideal place for sudden movements.

When set up, I normally leave the A/V cabinet door open to vent the heat generated from the equipment. Recently when I was tracing a bad electrical ground behind the A/V cabinet I discovered the equipment wasn't the majority generator of the heat. There was only a small piece of fiberglass insulation and it was lying flat in the space and not up against the inside of the cap. ADD another project to list (insulate the top of the cap).
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:25 PM   #16
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Magna Shade is probably the best thing I have purchased. It takes less than a minute to install without needing a ladder or crawling on top of the coach. They are not cheap but very few worthwhile things in life are.
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:36 PM   #17
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My solution is to place 3/4" rigid foam insulation panels, available at home centers. inside the winshield and single pane front windows. Cut to fit the shape. 3/4" weatherstrip makes them have tension top, bottom, and sides (on every other panel) to make it air tight and stay against glass securely.

I also put white vinyl outside on the part of the winshield that is painted black on the back side where the cabinets above the dashboard are. I also put white vinyl on top of the fiberglass cap.

Combination of these three things makes it possible to keep the beast cool even when front of coach is parked into the sun.

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Old 06-03-2017, 04:27 PM   #18
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Magne Shade is the best solution. You can see through it, it's easy to put up and take down. It looks good and the make the shades for the side windows too.

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So sorry for this but get a Class C with a cab over for storage. That is what I did after having a class A.

I even have three doors to get out of the thing every day to get gas.
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We had Red Hot Interiors in Bend, OR make custom shades for our coach. They attach to the outside but do a great job of keeping the heat out and have some privacy. Downside is you have to break out the collapsible ladder to put them on.
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