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Old 09-09-2020, 04:57 PM   #1
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Reflectix will not stay in windows

I have cut Reflectix panels slightly larger than all my 22' Coachmen Leprechaun Class C and wedged the panels into the windows for heat reduction on hot days and privacy at nights. The large piece for my windshield is held in place by the sun visors and the passenger/driver-side windows stay put by tucking the edges of the Reflectix into the rubber window seals.

But I'm unable to get the pieces cut for the windows to stay in place. Initially, they were relatively stable but, after many uses, the Reflectix has lost some of its inherent rigidity.

I have considered velcro "buttons" on the walls surrounding the window with velcro on the Reflectix. I have also considered using aluminum tape on the edges to add rigidity. Or gluing the reflectix to cardboard cut in the shape of the window to allow me to wedge it into position.

Any suggestions? What have you done?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-09-2020, 05:36 PM   #2
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I put mine on coraplast with spray adhesive, holding up well.
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Old 09-09-2020, 05:55 PM   #3
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I put Velcro on one window, but the TT also has those accordion window shades on all the windows. I put the reflectix against the window, then close the shades. I haven't had one fall out yet.
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:32 PM   #4
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I put mine on coraplast with spray adhesive, holding up well.
Thanks, that is not a bad idea. The coraplast is durable and light. Did you use any silver HVAC tape to seal the edges together?
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:35 PM   #5
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I put Velcro on one window, but the TT also has those accordion window shades on all the windows. I put the reflectix against the window, then close the shades. I haven't had one fall out yet.
My MH has cloth Roman curtains and they are not anchored at the bottom, so they don't do a good job of holding the reflectix in place.

Did you put Velcro directly on the window glass or on the trim around the window? In other words, is your reflectix flush against the inside of the window or flush against the surrounding wall near the window?
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:51 PM   #6
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Thanks, that is not a bad idea. The coraplast is durable and light. Did you use any silver HVAC tape to seal the edges together?
I used cardboard instead of coroplast just because I had it laying around. If the reflectics is large than the window the only reason youd need HVAC tape is for aesthetics. The adhesive should keep pieces together if you use more than one on a widow.
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:46 PM   #7
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Did you put Velcro directly on the window glass or on the trim around the window? In other words, is your reflectix flush against the inside of the window or flush against the surrounding wall near the window?
There is a metal frame around the window. I stuck the Velcro on there.
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I am able to stick my Reflectix pieces between the window glass and the accordion window coverings, which helps keep things in place. I tried using small pieces of velcro in the front window of my TT as the window is very large/wide and the Reflectix does not stay in place. However, the velcro didn't hold well so I just do the best I can to make that large piece stay upright.
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:19 AM   #9
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My lazy way is using either a large umbrella or a hiking pole to hold in place. A narrow stick or dowel cut to size could also work if there is anything to hold them in place.
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Old 09-11-2020, 10:38 AM   #10
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I have cut Reflectix panels slightly larger than all my 22' Coachmen Leprechaun Class C and wedged the panels into the windows for heat reduction on hot days and privacy at nights. The large piece for my windshield is held in place by the sun visors and the passenger/driver-side windows stay put by tucking the edges of the Reflectix into the rubber window seals.

But I'm unable to get the pieces cut for the windows to stay in place. Initially, they were relatively stable but, after many uses, the Reflectix has lost some of its inherent rigidity.

I have considered velcro "buttons" on the walls surrounding the window with velcro on the Reflectix. I have also considered using aluminum tape on the edges to add rigidity. Or gluing the reflectix to cardboard cut in the shape of the window to allow me to wedge it into position.

Any suggestions? What have you done?

Thanks in advance!
I first cut cardboard to fit all windows in out Sunseeker, then stapled Reflectix to all !!!
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The Reflectix I cut for all the back windows stays in place just by fitting it well and tight inside the window frame.

No tape glue or anything holding it in. Been there for 3 years. She takes it off occasionally to clean it or store it but it hs never fallen off once put up.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:54 PM   #12
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Not to be contrary, when we were long terming in the most hellish hot place on earth - Bakersfield CA, it was a desperate search for a way to keep cooler.

Realized the windows and vents allowed most of the heat to enter. Captain Obvious here!

What was NOT so obvious was the heat flow into the interior from the slide-out metal frames.

After a trial run of stuffing the inside interior windows, the heat rejection was underwhelming at best.

After installing the reflectix On the OUTSIDE - sizing it large enough to cover the metal window frames, the difference was night and day. The insulated inside walls would be the same relative temperature as the window frames and windows. They were attached via Velcro strips attached to the window frames. Made the reflectix with a double layers and an aluminum foil liner Inside to block all light intrusion(reflectix lets light through). Taped the edges with aluminum duct tape to add more stiffness.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/05uu...Yg#Bakersfield

Maybe the out of the box thinking will be of use in your project.
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