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Old 07-25-2014, 12:27 PM   #71
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Black always looks great while the wet sponge is still in "your hands."
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #72
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I was surprised when I checked out a new black Roadtrek yesterday while waiting on a front-end alignment. It wasn't any hotter than mine, at least didn't feel any hotter. Maybe Roadtrek insulates better.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:44 PM   #73
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..........It wasn't any hotter than mine, at least didn't feel any hotter. Maybe Roadtrek insulates better.
I owned a Roadtrek before trading it in for my Interstate earlier this year. I traveled across the country in all types of weather conditions. One of the first things I noticed in my Interstate is I don't need to keep the heater or the air conditioner running as long as I had to with the RT. The RT in freezing weather would get colder much faster and in the hot temps, got hotter faster as well....so had to have the racket of either the heater/furnace or AC on almost constantly in the RT. What a nice change to have longer stretches in-between either having to kick back on. Very nice.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:39 AM   #74
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Good to know.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:12 AM   #75
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Interesting. I was not sure about insulation in the AS as I did not find any and the bathroom wall get worm in the sun quickly.
Maybe the floor makes the difference/


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Old 07-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #76
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Had a white four winds Ventura before we purchased the black Interstate... I have noticed no difference in the heat... Yes black is a little harder to keep clean but it is awesome looking and it's almost stealth like at night!!! Great for those midnight cruising missions..
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM   #77
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Will be in Bradenton in early August. Maybe I'll see you.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:50 PM   #78
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I'm fairly sure you would get hassled everywhere you go, because it will look just like a NSA monitoring van. This is what campers did to a van they thought was NSA, and it was even blue.


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Don't those NSA folks also use white. Eckkk! What exactly made them think this was a NSA vehicle (so I don't do those things) and was this like Burning man? No can't be---there is water.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:02 PM   #79
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it's a seniors only campground in peaceful valley.

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:06 PM   #80
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Tell us how you really feel lol.

Different strokes for different folks but calling People a dumb ass on your 13th post is not a way to win friends but I think you already know that.

I can tell you after traveling along with our friends in their new BLACK Interstate from San Diego to Lake Charles Louisiana, the black ones are definitely bad ass looking but do attract some of the wrong types of attention which was one of my concerns.
I did not mean to offend! Answer was given in the spirit of the question, using a variation on the phrase the poster used. Maybe it was the 13th post that made me imprudent.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:12 PM   #81
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I live in the Central Valley in California. A few people, usually young ( a relative term) own black vehicles but usually only once. Just read a columnist for the local paper who bought a new car and got black because she wanted to be, well, bad assed, one more time in her life. She determined that being cool was a lot better than being bad. I think the people in Phoenix have it worse than us-- and Tucson but the intensity of the sun here is daunting. One learns to avoid black and the noon day sun.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:02 PM   #82
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You guys have me in fits with your American vernacular: something that's cool is definitely hot stuff! As long as I live I'll never understand the logic.
By the way, white is now the fashionable color for cars in Arizona!


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