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Old 05-24-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Window Insulating heat & light

What does everyone use to help insulate their 5th wheel windows? I want something that will help with both heat & light. The factory shades don't provide enough privacy IMO!!!. Feel like everyone can see inside!

I'd like something that you don't have to remove the window to install OR something you have to stick to the window (tinting). I've seen enough cars out there that have the "bubbled up" look, can't stand that. I've seen several units in which people use the same silver shade stuff you use for front windshields in your car.

Ideas? Thoughts? And where you can buy it!
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:35 PM   #2
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You are probably talking about Reflectix. You can buy it by the roll at the big-box hardware stores (Home D...). I cut some pieces for our first TT and used heavy duty Velcro to hold it in place on the windows. When not needed, stored under a mattress.

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Old 05-24-2019, 04:53 PM   #3
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X 2 on Reflectix

Reflectix is basically bubble wrap made from Mylar foil instead of clear plastic.

For several years we have put Reflectix between the shade and the window during storage to reduce fading and heat gain during the summer.

When we camped in the Rockies we covered some of the windows to reduce heat loss at night.

Reflectix seems to have a long life as we have used it for several years without noticeable aging. I also have it velcrowed up to the ceiling vents and skylight during storage.

In Florida we added heat reduction film to some windows. If you take your time it does go on nicely. You can get it professionally installed for $$. I still add the Reflectix during storage.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:18 PM   #4
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Tinting the flat windows in an RV is time consuming, but very easy compared to doing car or truck windows.
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