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Old 07-18-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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Front window insulation

Has anyone used Foil cover Bubble Wrap insulation for the front window? I am thinking about it, to help keep front end cooler.

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Old 07-18-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
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Many people do that. You will need the wide stuff and either duct tape or foil tape to hold it together. Many people also use Velcro to hold the foil in place.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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millions of people do....
They sell them for cars.....shades out of that stuff... I have one in the RV that I was gifted, printed with the crew of the Millennium Falcon on it

Buying it in bulk, it's called reflectix. I ordered a roll from amazon, and made custom fit shades for every window in the RV. I find they stay up on their own fairly well tucked into the window frame...and for the house windows I double that up by pulling the shade down behind it to help hold in place.
I do it for storage primarily, but occasionally will use it when RVing to keep the heat out....
I even made some to fit the skylight and roof vents, but later replaced the roof vent shades with those pillow things they sell....
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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Has anyone used Foil cover Bubble Wrap insulation for the front window? I am thinking about it, to help keep front end cooler.

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With our new-to-us Axis 24.1, we are currently using Reflectrix (sp?) from Home Depot. It is the substance you mentioned. I bought the tallest roll to cut the front windshield blocker and cut side shields.

Right now, putting the windshield blocker in and then lowering the window shade is keeping intense heat at bay here in 88-98 degree temps. It would depend on the campsite, though. OUr earlier site, we had to tape with Reflectrix tape.

I know some have used 3m hooks to hold it flatter in place. Will be looking to move toward that when it's not so hot to get into that windshield space!
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:15 PM   #5
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We also use Reflectix sheets in the front windows when camping for more than a day. We added 3M hooks in the corners of the side windows and use hair bands in the corners of each Reflectix piece to hold them in place on the hooks.

We found Velcro got too hot and lost its stickiness so we tried something else. The hooks worked well last week in Indy for the FMCA rally when it got over 90 for several days.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:06 PM   #6
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We also use Reflectix sheets in the front windows when camping for more than a day. We added 3M hooks in the corners of the side windows and use hair bands in the corners of each Reflectix piece to hold them in place on the hooks.

We found Velcro got too hot and lost its stickiness so we tried something else. The hooks worked well last week in Indy for the FMCA rally when it got over 90 for several days.
Same here for us with Velcro. Quick question: tied the hair holder around the edge of the Reflectix or cut a small hole in the Reflectix and looped it through?
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:13 PM   #7
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Same here for us with Velcro. Quick question: tied the hair holder around the edge of the Reflectix or cut a small hole in the Reflectix and looped it through?


Cut a small hole in the Reflectix and reinforced with Reflectix tape, then looped it through.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:14 PM   #8
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For our Axis I picked up a Sunguard window shade (A Magne shade will do the same thing). Still allows us to see out but blocks all the heat. I like the fact that it goes on the outside of the window and blocks the light that way (instead of the light coming through the window to be reflected back through the window on the way out).
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:26 PM   #9
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We bought some from Lowes and did all windows on west side of MH. We have no shade trees at all where we are right now. It has dropped the temp inside MH about 5 to 10 degrees from what it was before. Make sure you number them for easy replacement later.
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