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Old 08-10-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Climate Shield Claims

Has anyone seen the Jayco ad featuring their climate shield package? They place a unit in a dometic temperature control room and leave the unit in 100 degree temperature and then 0 degree temperature. They claim the unit only got up in the low 70's during the extreme heat and down in the high 60's during the extreme cold. My unit sits out in the Georgia sun at 95 plus degrees and it sure gets above 70. In fact it will get up into the high 80's. What gives with this claim. I do have the sticker on my 5th wheel that states it has the Climate Shield Package.


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Old 08-10-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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You don't actually believe all that do you?
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You don't actually believe all that do you?
Why not? No reason they couldn't build an insulated trailer. The test would be more valuable over a longer period of time and it would be useful to see a standard model tested as a comparison but it sounds like a decent package.
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If a unit is not subject to direct sunlight or windy conditions, there is no reason that there claims could not be true. 100 degrees in the shade is a whole different animal then one in 100 degrees in direct sun. Same thing with 0 degrees in a no wind condition.
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IIRC there are other posts on this site talking about how well the unit did in 103 degree heat with only one a/c running.
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It's my opinion that if you put an RV in a 100 degree "box" it would probably be fairly easy to get the interior temp down to 70 or so because no one is constantly opening and closing the door and the sun isn't beating down on the exterior. If you put your hand on the outside surface of an RV when the sun is shining on it and the outside temp is 100, I would bet the RV surface would be much hotter than 100. Their test is accurate, it's just that the conditions are not realistic.
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Our 2014 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLFS is a hot box. It is putting out air at around 20 degrees cooler than ambient but in 90 degree temps it won't cool the rig below about 86. It has two A/C units, 13.5K and 15K so I think their ad is a bunch of hooey. We had a 2012 36RETS Pinnacle that was the same. It seems that not enough air flow must be the culprit. The bedroom will freeze you out but the living room is horrible. The ceilings are around 9 feet tall so I would guess that is the cause. In Az. winters when the temp is 100 degrees, you are lucky to keep it below 86 degrees. Even with the 2nd BR a/c running and the bedroom door open, it struggles to stay below 86.
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The ceilings are around 9 feet tall so I would guess that is the cause.
Cold air falls, so if anything the bedroom area in the goose-neck would be the warmest.
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Well now you know the difference between the outside temp and solar heating.. in the bake oven the sun does not heat up the exterior. My solar oven can hit 400 degrees and the RV is similar to a solar oven..
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Issue with #'s

The controlled environment eliminates one MAJOR issue. They surrounded the TT with 100 degrees of heat. If you own an Eagle with a dark front cap, the temperature of the front cap exceeds 200 degrees in the direct sunlight. Double the temperature of the controlled environment. Inside the cabinets behind the cap, gets to over 140-150 degrees and that radiates into the TT. Do not accept what is said in the video!!! Probably would be better for WINTER camping in the sun...

If you search some of my posts, you will find a thermal temperature gun out put of 199 degrees, and the interior temps caused by it.

Can not say anything about non-dark front caps.
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