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Old 10-12-2016, 10:17 PM   #1
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Blackout Window Curtains???

I'm struggling to find something to help keep our TT cool during the middle of the day. Last weekend the way we had to set up put the sun setting on the side of the trailer where all of the windows are. From about 2pm-6pm it progressively got hotter inside to the point that the AC wasn't able to keep up with the rising temps inside. We put towels and blankets on all of the windows but it's a pain and isn't the most efficient way of keeping the sun from heating the inside. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what did you do to solve it?


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Alum. bubble wrap from Lowes......there is a product name that someone will post.......easy to use and store....could be Reflectix?.....around the insulation in stores
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Thanks! I was planning on taking a trip to Home Depot tomorrow and just walking around until I found something that might work. Also was thinking about getting all the windows tinted to 5% or so, not sure if anybody else has gone that route or how it would turn out but it could be worth a shot


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Blackout Window Curtains???

I used the silvered car window inserts. It helped a lot. Following this thread; hoping for a better option, one that lets us view the outside world.


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Has anyone else had this problem and if so what did you do to solve it?
Reflectix(link below at Lowes),..... Bob has mentioned it already,.... we've cut a piece for each window to slide into place and cover the window,... our initial use was for the privacy it gives at night, its almost impossible to tell if any lights at all are on inside the trailer, but it also adds insulation as well,... a very popular product among RV'ers ..............

Shop Reflectix 50-sq ft Reflective Roll Insulation (24-in W x 25-ft L) at Lowes.com
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You can also use it for inside of cabinets that sit in the sun all day...,
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That gives me an idea! I wonder of the reflectix you buy at Lowe's would also work to keep the sun from damaging the tires while our MH sits on our driveway waiting to go camping. We have sunny days nearly year round here, and tires rot from the sun before you use the tred up.


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I am going to look at Walmart for a pleated shear curtain panel that I can cut and hem to velcro over our dinette window. It gets intense sun, but I hate to pull down the blackout roller shade because it makes the MH dark. It's small enough inside!


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