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Old 03-24-2016, 11:03 PM   #1
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Heat from the sun on the front of the coach

First real time out in our GT XL 350TS. Its gonna be great but I suspect really warm in the summer time. It was about 70-ish today, got parked and setup. Sun was going down basically on the front of the coach. We had the sun shade and night shades down on all 3 sides. Notice a lot of heat collecting up front. Not sure what we will do once summer gets here. The A/C is gonna have to work overtime

Anyone have suggestions that can be done on this beautiful rig?
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:29 PM   #2
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Check out this web site, http://www.rvsunshades4less.com we have the shade for the windshield we are going to get the ones for the pilot and co-pilot. The one for the windshield helped so much, it dropped the temp by 10 degrees in just a few minutes. And you can see through it, you almost forget it is there.
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Check out this web site, http://www.rvsunshades4less.com we have the shade for the windshield we are going to get the ones for the pilot and co-pilot. The one for the windshield helped so much, it dropped the temp by 10 degrees in just a few minutes. And you can see through it, you almost forget it is there.
We use these shades also. They do help a lot.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:05 PM   #4
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I bought a magneshade and really like it. Look at www.magneshade.com. They are made specifically for your coach for a custom fit, require no snaps or toggles and it is quick and easy to put on or take off.
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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On my older Mirada I made covers for the windshield. These fit inside over the entire windshield are are held in place with a couple poles. BIG difference. (I used the silverized bubble wrap stuff)

I also tinted all the other windows, again, big difference.

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Old 03-25-2016, 10:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for ideas - Reflectix(the silver bubble wrap stuff) is our fall back plan - I am hoping to find something comparable and more appealing to our outside folks. Granted, if I knew someone how could paint, I would have something designed not the Reflectix.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:01 AM   #7
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It really helps if you can get a site that faces North. That way the brutal West sun in the afternoon is blocked by the coach and the patio is in the shade. I also insulated the inside of my cabinets with foil faced insulation board. Really cuts down on the temp in the cabinets. Easy to do. Cuts with a knife. Installed with some foil tape.
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Heat on front of coach

We have a 2013 377 xl and we also had heat in between window and electric shade , so we looked into all options and choose the magna shade . Boy it sure does help and also goes on in a minute and no snaps or anything . I put it on by myself . I also ordered side covers back window cover and tire covers , pleased with product .
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Your idea sounds like a good one , it sure

[QUOTE=360true;1142128]It really helps if you can get a site that faces North. That way the brutal West sun in the afternoon is blocked by the coach and the patio is in the shade. I also insulated the inside of my cabinets with foil faced insulation board. Really cuts down on the temp in the cabinets. Easy to do. Cuts with a knife. Installed with some foil tape.[/QUOT. gets hot in the cabinets Is there any way you can show a picture what it looks like ? Where did you purchase the board ? We are wintering in yuma az this year so you can feel the warmth. .
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