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Old 06-03-2011, 02:20 PM   #11
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Sid thanks for sharing this information. This is really interesting to us as we just spent Memorial Day weekend camping here in Florida and with temperatures reaching 90+ degrees the bath/shower area felt more like a sauna from the heat let in by the skylight. In reading the Gila product website, Gila Films: Do-it-Yourself Automotive Tinting and Residential Window Films, there are two products: residential and automotive. Which one did you use? I ask because under the installation do's and don'ts of the residential version it specifically mentions not to use on plastic or plexiglass (which is what the skylight is made of). This may be just lawyers talking so if you had success installing it I would go for it too. Again thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #12
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Keeping the shower cool with film

I also read the "DO NOT USE ON PLASTIC" I think the point they are trying to make is, IF you try to remove the film later on it would be impossible. So the cure to that is do not remove it or go to Lowe's or Home Depot, purchase a new piece of plastic. I was able to pop my plastic off 1/2 the way around the edge. Super glued it back.

Oh well, the cure is worth a piece of plastic if it does not work

FRANKM, like you I spent 10 days in Tampa in the hot Florida sun in 90į + heat. I had plenty of time to think about what to do to get rid of some of the heat and improve the A/C system.

It is amazing how hot the black window frames get on the inside from the sun. I have also come up with a special cover for the windows just in case there is no shade. It is a white Vinyl on one side a a soft fuzzy bonded material on the other side. It came from JOANN's fabrics. I used
sticky Velcro hook material above the day-night blinds, sticking the Velcro to the wall. The large window on the rear is hung on six cup hooks. When parked in the shade, I do not use the material. By the way the fuzzy side faces outside but mounted on the inside of the blind not between the window and blind.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #13
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I also read the "DO NOT USE ON PLASTIC" I think the point they are trying to make is, IF you try to remove the film later on it would be impossible.
Good point

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Oh well, the cure is worth a piece of plastic if it does not work
Absolutely!

This last trip we were fortunate to be on an east-west site so none of the TT windows (other than the skylight)had direct sun exposure, but this will not always be the case.

Will head over to Lowes and get a roll. Again thanks for sharing.
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We bought Solar Door Window/Vent Covers from Camping World for the bedroom door as well as the shower skylight and they keep the heat and light out. It's held up with velcro/sticky tape and can be removed easily.

Worldwide Merchandise Company - Solar Entry Door Window Cover, 24" x 16" - Window Covers - Camping World

i need one of them lol
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i wonder how well this could be applied to all the windows in a TT
Like this? Factory on the left and "mirror" tinted on the right! It it totally mirrored during the day but you can see straight into the camper at night. I found that inside the trailer during the day is still quite bright (vs. using limo tint and such).

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