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Old 07-06-2016, 05:58 PM   #31
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Forgot to mention that the pins, adhesive and foil faced insulation is less than $100. My Scottish heritage is showing through.

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Old 07-09-2016, 03:39 PM   #32
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I have some ac news on one ac on our 300ds. ( hey Aaron wanted to say hi. We've been out and about putting few miles on Moho ) We also from Tex tbonz west Tex but we were over in fredricksburge for the 4th and was park in the wide open sun. Temp was about 104 and I'm sure the sun temp on Moho was 125 plus. Our ac would only drop inside temp to 84-83. So we are going to put another ac unit over the bedroom and I will just run another drop cord for it I hope we can dodge the Tex sun in future but will be glad to have extra ac
Just for the record... it was 95 here the other day and I measured the skin temperature, in direct sunlight it was around 140 What was interesting was the temperature differences between the different colors of the paint. It ranged from low 100's on the light colors to the 140 on the dark stuff. I used a non-contact infrared thermometer that I have. Interior temps were holding near 80 with the thermostat set on 76. I did some spot checks with the thermometer on the interior walls, a couple checked in at 95 with most in the upper 80's. I am also making some window inserts out of Reflectix.

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Old 07-10-2016, 02:08 PM   #33
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Just for the record... it was 95 here the other day and I measured the skin temperature, in direct sunlight it was around 140 What was interesting was the temperature differences between the different colors of the paint. It ranged from low 100's on the light colors to the 140 on the dark stuff. I used a non-contact infrared thermometer that I have. Interior temps were holding near 80 with the thermostat set on 76. I did some spot checks with the thermometer on the interior walls, a couple checked in at 95 with most in the upper 80's. I am also making some window inserts out of Reflectix.

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That temperature difference is why I am a very strong proponent of White tire covers to protect against UV damage but IMO the more important to lower the tire temperature while parked to decrease the structural damage done to the rubber by excess heat.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:56 AM   #34
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Be sure to keep me posted on the additional AC project ..Thanks.
I got second ac put up. I posted some pics and what I did over on your ac thread I hope it posted ok.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:06 AM   #35
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Our worst area for heat is cab area I ordered a roll of the double bubble reflective stuff. ( can't think of right name ) but anyhow gonna cut to fit for front windshield and both side door Windows I let Moho heat up over 100 degrees inside. Threw on both ac's and with in 2 hrs inside temp was 73 and falling. No cover on windshield just bare glass. Impressed me. Outside temp ambeant was 102 and sun was full on Moho so with insulation block in windshield and side glass. I think 2nd ac gonna give us what ever temp we need
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JJ what BTU did you add.. ? I ran the wire for mine today and about to order a Dometic 15K . Hope to have it up and running in short order..Did you do the install yourself ? The folk here wanted $1600.00 to do the job I can beat that by half..The hard part was running the wire..
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Wahoonc, we got the new rig home and if I can figure it out I will post a pic..
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JJ what BTU did you add.. ? I ran the wire for mine today and about to order a Dometic 15K . Hope to have it up and running in short order..Did you do the install yourself ? The folk here wanted $1600.00 to do the job I can beat that by half..The hard part was running the wire..
I got 13,500 btu. I posted most details on your ac thread. Dometic ac
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Also ran LED'S down each side of frame rails today. They will turn any color ya want. Suppose to be water proof. We will see. But gonna run a strip next to Moho under awning then another strip on roller for awning
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Wahoonc, we got the new rig home and if I can figure it out I will post a pic..
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