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Old 06-04-2019, 01:56 PM   #1
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Window Tinting

When I'm getting my RV detailed in a couple of weeks I am also thinking of getting the windows tinted. For the owners here who previously replied to similar posts and had the tinting completed, do you find that it was worth the cost? We had a few hot days in the RV last year and I thinking the tinting would reduce some of the heat.

PS. If you had tinting completed, how dark do you go?


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Old 06-04-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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I put awnings over the side Windows. Much cooler.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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Had a SIL do mine so not perfect at every little curve and corner. I purchased film from HD. Bought the middle of the three as far as darkness. Mine turned out that you can barely see inside during daylight hours. Well worth the purchase. Not only does it stay cooler, there will be less color loss on furniture fabric and the AC unit works less than before.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:14 PM   #4
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Tinting make little difference on radiant heat from the sun. Window awnings help a lot. We have bought rolls of Mylar from Lowe’s or HD and cut to fit inside of windows while the sun is against that area. Lots cheaper than awnings and really block the heat transfer.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:06 AM   #5
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Tinted 3 large windows in our 2251...love it...dark gray- not mirror though...don't like that look. Really helps with the heat and sun...you cannot see in day or night unless a light is on at night.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:20 PM   #6
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Something to think about. My 2013 Silverado 1500 had tinted windows...fairly dark. At night, if I had to back up to our TT, I had to roll down both windows as the glare and reflection made it difficult to see side mirrors. If it was raining....it's was that much worse with windows down and rain in your face. Nice during the day, but a PITA at night backing up.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:42 PM   #7
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I tinted mine with the heat blocking / UV blocking tint from home depot. It really made a huge difference with the heat and now I can open the blinds during the day without anyone seeing in my camper. It took an hour or so doing it myself.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:49 PM   #8
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Something to think about. My 2013 Silverado 1500 had tinted windows...fairly dark. At night, if I had to back up to our TT, I had to roll down both windows as the glare and reflection made it difficult to see side mirrors. If it was raining....it's was that much worse with windows down and rain in your face. Nice during the day, but a PITA at night backing up.

What he said. I had my front side windows tinted to match the factory tint on the rear windows which is pretty dark.

Yes I also roll down a window when backing at night. BUT we drive thousands of miles pulling our rig and 95% is during the day. I also had a strip of "limo tint" placed over the top of my windshield. I love it. It's totally worth keeping the sun out as much as possible.
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Some states, like mine, that is not,legal and will get you pulled over. Now even more so with all the cops getting shot. Sad how things are now!
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Something to think about. My 2013 Silverado 1500 had tinted windows...fairly dark. At night, if I had to back up to our TT, I had to roll down both windows as the glare and reflection made it difficult to see side mirrors. If it was raining....it's was that much worse with windows down and rain in your face. Nice during the day, but a PITA at night backing up.
That is a concern I have as well and will probably not be tinting the side windows of the cab just for that reason. I have a windshield and side window covers that I will continue to use in the cab.
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