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Old 08-24-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Delimma with Thermal Package

When we were shopping for a new TT this summer on very hot days it seemed Jaycos with the thermal package were a bit cooler inside than the others so we were pretty well sold on that option. Now we can not find the model we want with the thermal package. We can however get one now with everything we want except the thermal package. For those of you who own a unit with this package is our perception reality, does the thermal package actually help the unit stay cooler on hot summer days? We are faced with ordering one that wont be here until late fall or early winter thus ending the 2016 camping season or buying one now without the thermal package.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:03 PM   #2
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When we were shopping for a new TT this summer on very hot days it seemed Jaycos with the thermal package were a bit cooler inside than the others so we were pretty well sold on that option. Now we can not find the model we want with the thermal package. We can however get one now with everything we want except the thermal package. For those of you who own a unit with this package is our perception reality, does the thermal package actually help the unit stay cooler on hot summer days? We are faced with ordering one that wont be here until late fall or early winter thus ending the 2016 camping season or buying one now without the thermal package.
From someone that bought the summer-only version and wishes he had done otherwise:

IIRC the thermal package included much better windows (thermal pane?) that sealed better. When closed, some of the windows on my 19RD have daylight gaps and are only single thickness glass.

Plus the layer of insulation between the bottom of the TT and the pavement.

Downside: Servicing the tanks or waste piping requires cutting the bottom insulation.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:16 PM   #3
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I have the Thermal Package on my Eagle. Went to Ocean City, Md. 2 weeks ago during the hottest week on record for that particular month. Here's the figures...


Actual temperature - 99 degrees+
Dew point - 81 degrees
Humidity - 100%
Heat Index 107-108 degrees
Inside my TT - 69-71 degrees.


Yes, it's worth it.
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It got so cold, my wife slept with a comforter. During the day, it was a welcome climate..let me tell ya.
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I can't speak to the higher quality windows, mine don't seem anymore special than anyone elses, but I was able to test the thermal package last week in 30 degree temps (it's snowing in our mountains already) and it got a tad chilly inside, but the furnace was totally optional. If I had been with 'the guys' instead of my family, we never would have turned it on. I like it.

Edit - According to Jayco in an older brochure

"Fiberglass insulation (R-7):
With optional thermal package, increases R-value to 22"

That's a big difference.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:47 PM   #6
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I think the thermal package is worthwhile for the price... but I was more concerned with colder weather issues, such as freezing tanks and water lines. From what I understand, the thermal package has increased insulation and reflectix material in the roof and slideouts. That should help it maintain cooler temps in the summer as well.

The reality is that a 15K AC upgrade and covering your windows during the heat of the day will do more to help keep the interior cool during the summer.
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I notice when I go out to my camper while its parked at home it stays cool until late afternoon when the heat finally penetrates the interior. I would say it was worth it to get the thermal package.
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I honestly wouldn't buy a trailer without the thermal package included.

I look at it this way: how long will you own the trailer? If your answer is more than a year or two, then order it or find what you really want, because upgrades aftermarket are going to generally be much more expensive.
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I'm from Tx and I don't have thermal package and my TT stays nice and cold on HOT days & on winter days nice and worm.

I believe on ur location.
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I can't speak to the higher quality windows, mine don't seem anymore special than anyone elses, but I was able to test the thermal package last week in 30 degree temps (it's snowing in our mountains already) and it got a tad chilly inside, but the furnace was totally optional. If I had been with 'the guys' instead of my family, we never would have turned it on. I like it.

Edit - According to Jayco in an older brochure

"Fiberglass insulation (R-7):
With optional thermal package, increases R-value to 22"

That's a big difference.
I agree that I'd get the thermal package. But that claim that it increases the R-Value to 22 is just bunk. There is only so much room inside trailer walls for insulation, and the thermal package puts a thin layer of reflectix-type liner in there along with the insulation. Underneath, you will get some additional insulation along with the coroplast. It helps, plus the coroplast helps keep your underside, tanks and wires away from road rocks and grime.

But R-22? Bah!
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