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Old 10-29-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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Silver bubble insulation blanket

Our 265slrw has a lot.of windows in it including a full back picture window. Wondering how effective the silver bubble wrap stuff would help when used over the windows to cool the TY better as we have a 13500 btu AC unit. No winterisation package. Couldnt hurt in cool weather either at night time. Just a thought. Any Ideas?
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:48 PM   #2
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Great Idea. We have used it before. Also in storage areas like the FW pump panel and the water filter area. It is a great insulator.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:19 PM   #3
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I bought several of the windshield sun shades at W*mart on sale for cheap. I've cut them to fit windows and our two skylights. They do help a lot on those hot days when we need to keep the sun out. I haven't tried the 'silver bubble wrap stuff', but it seems it would help for both heat and cold.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:27 PM   #4
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We bought a roll of silvered bubble wrap type duct insulation. I cut a piece for each window. Primary reason was sun fading of the drapes and seat cushions.

Found out that they really cut heat coming in and kept heat in on cold nights.

We camped at 40 degrees at night and covered the windows so we used very little heat to keep warm.

Also helps when your site is right by a big street light that shines right at the bed. Even cut a piece for the bath skylight to cut heat coming in there in storage.

It has held up for three years with no sign of degradation.
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I've used it for 15 years on my class A and now my 23RLSW.

A very cheap investment that works great.

I also keep it in the windows when storing the TT. Keeps out the heat and UV rays to minimize damage to the interior.
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Yep. It's called Reflectix, and it does work. Blocking out the sun is a great way to help your air conditioner get rid of all that heat load. Reflecting it back out of the windows will help immensely. We have done this for years. Large pieces cut to the exact shape of the windows are best. Also, velcro some to the underside of the bathroom skylight and roof vents if you can. Tremendous heat entry point on those. As long as they are right up against the glass, they work. So, we use the day/night shades to keep the Reflectix secured over the glass.

Also, there are a few threads here regarding using Reflectix to cover the galvanized or aluminum air box in your air conditioner, on the outside. That works, too. We've camped in 110-115 degree heat using these methods, and the air conditioners in our 34 ft Seneca work great when they don't have to do the impossible.
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