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Old 08-14-2021, 10:23 AM   #1
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Reflectix & Windows

Good Afternoon,

I am heading into the belly of the heat beast - the Four Corners area in a couple of weeks. My trailerís single 13.5 BTU AC tries mightily but does struggle in very high temperatures.

Iíve cut Reflectix to fit between the windows and the pleated shades to reduce the heat load during the day. Now I am wondering, has anyone has had issues with what I expect to be an increase in heat this will cause between the Reflectix and the windows?

Anyone ever have any issues?

Thanks!
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Old 08-14-2021, 12:16 PM   #2
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I have never had an issue with doing this although I have heard of a few RV's owners with double pane windows state that the heat can cause an issue with the seal between the window glass panes. I don't have double pane windows in mine and never had any issues. ~CA
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Old 08-14-2021, 01:12 PM   #3
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No issue here. We spent two weeks between Cortez near Mesa Verde NP and Moab near Arches NP. Used it all winter for several years in our 195RB and previously in a Trailmanor to reduce heat coming in, fading and in cold weather loss or warmth. Some of my pieces are 7 years old and still good. Windows never a problem and lets us sleep in a bit later if we want to.

I think the reflectix just does that, reflects the heat back outside the window. In cold it does cut some heat loss on the inside.

Temps got as high as 103 and out little window unit kept us cool at less than max setting.
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Good Afternoon,

I am heading into the belly of the heat beast - the Four Corners area in a couple of weeks. My trailerís single 13.5 BTU AC tries mightily but does struggle in very high temperatures.

Iíve cut Reflectix to fit between the windows and the pleated shades to reduce the heat load during the day. Now I am wondering, has anyone has had issues with what I expect to be an increase in heat this will cause between the Reflectix and the windows?

Anyone ever have any issues?

Thanks!

No issues here. Been doing it for 8 years and 2 trailers.
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:26 PM   #5
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The Reflectix should help alot, but I could see maybe some condensation overnight after the sun goes down.
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