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Old 07-30-2018, 03:31 PM   #11
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The cling window tint may not work as well as the reflexe, but you can see out. There's no way on this green earth would my DW let me cover the windows so she wasn't able to see out & I don't blame her.
On our last 5er we had custom screens made that snapped on outside, similar to the snap shades only cheaper & they worked great. A couple came to us in a van, he opened the back & unfolded a table with a commercial sewing machine, he climbed the ladder & shouted down measurements, she cut & hemmed each piece, he moved the ladder to the next, & by the time he had them all measured she had several sewn & he started installing & in about an hour & a half all were up. The advantage is you can see out & not in.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:39 PM   #12
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I haven't seen any alternatives to EZ Snap yet except one that the fasteners fell off for most of the customers. I will keep looking for alternatives at it appears EZ Snap shades will be between $250 and $350; the lower number if I don't get the bedroom windows covered and possibly a couple of the north-south facing little slide windows. I am not sure how far the fasteners stick out and that concerns me. The main heat producers are the big rear, two big windows on the slide and the big window next to the door.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:19 PM   #13
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WiredG- I know this is an old thread, but did you ever do the Gila idea or something else? I'm looking at the Gila Light Gray rather than the platinum - the reviews on the light Gray seem to be better on Amazon than the platinum but I'm hoping you have some first-hand feed back if you did it.

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Old 02-11-2019, 04:48 AM   #14
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I bought a roll of window tint off eBay. It was 20 percent tint and that means 80 percent of the heat generated light doesn't get through. We don't mind the cabin being a bit dark. We bought a 48" wide 50' roll and that was probably enough to do the trailer at least one more time over. A razor knife and a small squeegee are all that is needed. Just cut the film to slightly overlap your window. Activate the clinging adhesive with some soapy water (I think that was it... can't recall but we looked at youtube for direction). Put the cut piece on the window then trim with the razor knife. Took most of an afternoon to do the whole trailer.



This is what we bought: WINDOW TINT FILM ROLL CHARCOAL BK 5% 20% 35% 50% 48" x 50FT Intersolar


I disliked the idea of taping up window shades or the like and then having to untape as some do to solve the heat problem. The only places not protected from the hot sun are the bathroom sky light, the vents and the front door and I will likely take that on this summer. We hardly use the vents except for the bath and I installed a tinted glass skylight over the tub but a lot of heat comes in anyway.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:28 AM   #15
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Thanks WG! I appreciate you describing your technique and how much time it took to do this! I'm wondering if we would see more gains if we did a UV film on the interior that doesn't darken and couple that idea with some sort of outside screen if the thermal reduction would even greater while not distorting or darkening the coach too much?
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:09 PM   #16
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Only one way to find out. I don't personally care for the idea of having to snap a bunch of covers on the outside; most would require the ladder but I guess there is only one way to find out what will work for you... If I put the things on the outside, I doubt I would bother with UV film on the inside but I am not an expert.
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WG- That's a good point - It maybe overkill to do both a film and a exterior screen! Thanks!
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