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Old 09-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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Window Coverings

Here are a couple photos of how we covered our a-frame skylights and front door window to block out light and especially to reflect the heat.
I made them out of poster board (cut to the size of the windows) and sewed reflective silver vinyl (to the exterior side) they are just popped in and out for usage.
I hope this works first time of submitting photos.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Nice! Beats hanging a shirt over the door as we've done. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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Interesting and creative idea, thanks for sharing!

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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ok .. so no one else will ask .. i will ...

Why?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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When it's hot outside, to keep the sun and the heat from the solar gain reflected out.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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Window Coverings

Hello again, Yes, the heat is something during the summer time we don't want in our little camper.
We also lined the curtains on the windows with insulative/ solar reflective material. This lining material does a good job of blocking out the light and of course the heat. It was amazing when I took the curtains down to work on, even though it is this year's model camper there were signs of fading in the curtain fabric.

Photo One - Noon sunlight shining on outside of lined curtain.
Photo Two- View of lined curtain from the inside with the sun blazing on the window.
Photo Three- Later in the day the curtain rolls up just like before.

Also you can see the Command (hooks) strips I secured to the wall (max. weight 5lbs.) Can't get photos loaded up. Sorry.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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When we have to park so our slide gets the morning & afternoon sun in the winter in FL and it gets the afternoon sun in the summer, we put a shade on to cover both windows to keep the heat out. We tried the sun shade material on the inside, and it didn't work very well. This cover blocks the heat before it gets in the trailer.
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We got a roof-top fan vent cover from amazon for the door window. Added some Velcro dots, and voila! A window cover!!!!
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