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Old 09-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Reflectix here, Reflectix there, Reflectix everywhere?

I'm going to go ahead and get some Reflectix to line the inside of our tenting (under mattress and in tenting windows, and it got me to thinking. Has anyone installed Reflectix (or some equivalent) on the underbelly of the trailer? I find that the floor is quite cold, we put down throw rugs but it's still chilly.
I'm not sure I would install it everywhere, but perhaps in spots that get the most foot traffic.
I've also got Cabela emergency blankets on the tenting roof, wondering if backing it with Reflectix as well would help with heat loss?
Looking for feedback on this!
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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I haven't used it because by the time when it gets cold enough for the floor to get cold, I've already put my camper to beddie-bye (storage), for the winter......
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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I have not used Reflectix in the HTT. I have heard of people cutting pieces to put in the window screens of PUs and HTTs along with using Pugs over the top of the tent ends. As for the mattress, I always place a fleece blanket directly on the mattress, and then my bedding.

I doubt reflectix will do much for the floor. I am not sure how the 26L is built, but our 2112 has a composite floor, made of two sheets of plywood with Styrofoam sandwiched between, and our floor is still cold.

When it is cold we stay at electric sites. I have electric mattress pads we use, it keeps us nice and warm.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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Reflectix here, Reflectix there, Reflectix everywhere?

We made our own gizmos for the tent ends of our 23B out of reflectix and cut pieces for the windows in the tent ends. We installed grommets down each side and we secure them with shock cord around the support poles below the fold out bunks. They make a world of difference I the camper during high heat situations. We have even had to dial back the AC in 95 degree outside temps in direct sunlight. As an added bonus in chilly camping, the reflectix keeps the condensation from forming on the inside of the tents at night while you sleep. Haven't considered putting it under the floor.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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I would like to do this...do you guys have pics?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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Here are the photos of my Reflectix "Gizmos"

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Old 09-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #7
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I was told that it does no good under your mattress, something to do with air not getting to it. I put it under our tent ends in our old PUP and didn't see a change.(I did this before I was told of the issue). Now if you put PUGs on your bunk ends that's a different story.
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Thank you for the pics....great ideas
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Reflectix here, Reflectix there, Reflectix everywhere?

If you decide to make some for yourself, I hope you like them as much as we do.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #10
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I did the same type of idea as Crexmcc did with
http://www.coghlans.com/products/thermal-blanket-8544
You will need two on the qween end
and three packs of
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Usa-Produc...Clips/20552374
Make sure the clips are only on the seams!
just flip up the red side in the winter and the reflective side up in the summer and they work like a champ!
Good luck!
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