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Old 03-10-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Reflective Roof Blanket For My TT

This may be a stupid idea, I have many stupid ideas but I'm going to post this particular one anyway

We experience very hot weather here in Texas and I'm trying to think of a way to reduce the amount of heat the trailer has to deal with. I already plan to have a professional apply a heat blocking 3M tint to our windows.

Now here's the idea: I am thinking of putting together a custom fit roof blanket made of some sort of reflective insulating material. I know I would need to make sure to not block any vents, etc. Also, it cannot be made of flam-able material - I say this because I worry that this type of product is flam-able.

Is this a waste of time or is there any merit to it?

ps - I do not want to put Reflectix inside my trailer over the windows first because I don't want to block the views and second because I hear that it can cause the windows to get extremely hot and sometimes break/damage them.

pss - I do not want to add another air conditioner, whether portable or permanent
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #2
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Honestly, your roofing is white or very light-colored for this reason already - to reflect versus absorb heat. The benefit would be marginal to none, and the logistics of setting and securing a challenge for each trip. Good interior circulation in the Texas heat is a must for keeping the cabin cool so you should consider using a fan to help circulate the air and aide the A/C unit.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:47 AM   #3
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Honestly, your roofing is white or very light-colored for this reason already - to reflect versus absorb heat. The benefit would be marginal to none, and the logistics of setting and securing a challenge for each trip. Good interior circulation in the Texas heat is a must for keeping the cabin cool so you should consider using a fan to help circulate the air and aide the A/C unit.
Thanks for the feedback! I kind of wondered about that and with the benefit being little to none, this definitely takes it off my list of ideas - yes, I have a list

We have learned how much a fan can help

Mostly, we are outdoors anyway during the day, instead of cooped up in a hot box
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