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Old 03-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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Added outside window screens

My main complaint has been that in the summer the heat generated from the sun hitting the windows from 10AM - 12:30PM always forced the AC to kick on. I included a picture of the window frame temperature and the glass was just as hot, radiating the heat inward. We priced window awnings, but they are so overpriced and you can not see anything except the ground from the windows. I happened to be surfing the net and came across these outside window shades which you can see through. So I ordered them. Well they arrived the other day and I finished installing the snaps on the TT and the project is now finished. Check out the difference between the before and after temperatures. There is VERY LITTLE heat being radiated from the windows. Should make for a cooler morning (our TT faces north on our seasonal site). They are cut to size and come with press fit clips, Velcro or both. Easy job!! They cost $75 for the small sizes and $85 for the larger sizes.

Here is the company link: RVTOYSTORE
The total window screen price was about the same price as only one of the window awning prices.

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Thank you!

I had planned on testing a mock-up of your test at some point this year. Now thanks to you I can cross that test off my 'to do' list.

We used the reflective window stuff on the inside last year. It helped, but I could still feel the heat off the glass. Conceptually, it seemed to me that stopping the glass from heating would be a better way. You just proved that to my satisfaction!

But now I need to add exterior screens to my 'to do' list.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:49 PM   #3
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I had originally planned on getting an all white section of the material that they use for window advertising on cars, but when I started sampling the temperatures of the window frame I knew that they would still be radiating heat into the TT, so I went with the outside screens.

Last year we used the silver reflective sheets, but the heat still came in.

I am hoping that this will make a big difference this summer.

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Old 03-09-2016, 08:56 PM   #4
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Looks good. I did the same thing the only difference is I used the black solar screening from the box stores. They really make a big difference.
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Good idea Don
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