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Old 05-16-2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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Class A question

How hot is it driving into the sun with that big windshield? And I come close with my class C mirrors at toll both and seen a few Class As with mirrors ripped off.
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:39 PM   #2
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How hot is it driving into the sun with that big windshield? And I come close with my class C mirrors at toll both and seen a few Class As with mirrors ripped off.

Weve never noticed a heat problem but we run the generator and the front A/C for the dogs.

My buddy just did that and hes driven through the same toll booths many times. He not only was mad at himself that he apparently was zoned out or something, but one of the screws from the mirror he ran over went through a rear dual tire sidewall. That was about a thousand dollar penalty for a momentary lack of attention.

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Old 06-05-2020, 05:58 AM   #3
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Under some conditions......the heat coming through that big windshield can be uncomfortable. If its too much, even with the A/C on, its time to call it a day and find a spot for the night, or find a spot for the time it takes for the sun to set a bit then continue your travel.

Some toll booths were built before big vehicles were allowed to expand from 96 to 102. Keep your eyes open and take care.
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Our class A ac does a good job keeping the front area cool with the dash unit. If we have passengers on a very hot day we run the generator and front ac (rooftop) intermittently and that keeps everyone comfortable. The front windshield does not seem to be as much of a problem for heat, but the side windows can be a challenge. I tinted the side windows to help and pull the sun shades down over the top half of the window.

Toll booths can be a challenge, many have truck lanes to the right and I take those if available. They are often wider and set up for high windows. If I go through a car booth, I go very slow, all the way through.
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