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Old 10-08-2017, 12:33 AM   #21
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Does the magna shade really work, do you notice a big difference.
We have something similar to the Magne shade. You can feel the difference as you put it on. In my opinion a cover like that works better than foil on the inside because the light/heat is blocked on the outside of the window before it gets into the coach (something on the inside will just block/reflect the light back into the window and heat up the blocking material and the window).

We've been very happy with our shade. Our A/C held our coach in hot St Louis weather and KC weather on sunny days.

The shade costs a lot less than a 2nd A/C unit (so its worth a try before ponying up for a 2nd A/C).
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:00 AM   #22
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Does the magna shade really work, do you notice a big difference.
Yes, Magna Shades do make a difference.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:03 AM   #23
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Is the vent towards the rear of cover/coach, or towards the front? Or does it matter?
Once you pull off the cover you'll see where it goes. The exhaust, or cool air is usually at the rear, you want the vent directly under the exhaust to get maximum benefit.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:02 AM   #24
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@mustang94, How do you vent that portable?
Vented out the side drivers slide window.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:52 AM   #25
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When it comes to blocking solar heat in order to reduce load on A/C, covers and insulation on the outside of windows is far more effective than blocking it on inside of window, even if it "feels" like insulation on inside of windows is doing a good job.

Once solar energy comes through windshield or window glass, even if it is blocked by a barrier, much of that heat will end up trapped inside the RV anyway due to air movement. You won't see it or feel the radiant heat of the sun on your skin, but much (sometimes most) of the solar heat will end up having to be removed by the A/C. That in return will make inside temperature warmer because A/C can't keep up.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:15 PM   #26
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I had the Magna Shades on my Vegas 25.2. With them in conjunction with blocking the windows with the silver foil I had no trouble keeping the inside of the coach cool in the hot Florida sun.
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