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Old 09-09-2014, 12:38 PM   #1
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We went to Lowes or you can go to Home Depot. We bought a roll of Reflex which is pleated aluminum foil with air bubbles like packaging material between the silver. Cut pieces for every window in our Class B AI and my wife then sewed a binding around the edges. When we arrive we unroll them from the one closet and put up the curtains and slide them into place and then lower the curtains.



Cost was maybe 15 bucks or so and her time. Now we hope once we get the new Roadtrek in a few weeks that they will fit those windows, otherwise we either modify these or make new ones.

Thought I'd start a new thread from "Won't Start". We did exactly the same as Bikerbill using Reflex with edge binding. Don't always carry covering for every window. Depends on where we are going. Used it on back windows while in Alaska to give us a dark sleeping area in the land of midnight sun. It insulates form cold and reflects intense sun. You will need the 4 foot wide roll to do the windshield on one piece. I made the window cutting patterns from heavy brown wrapping paper. Got the idea from fellow camper on our first trip to Key West. He had a LTV Unity Sprinter class-C.


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Think I'll give that idea a try for the rear of the van to see if can help reduce the heat load back there for the A/C.
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I should have mentioned we use the windshield and cab side window covers all the time as a privacy covering. Works better than that silly curtain Airstream provides. During the day they roll up in a nice bundle held closed with a Velcro strap. The bundle looks like this and is very light. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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I should have mentioned we use the windshield and cab side window covers all the time as a privacy covering. Works better than that silly curtain Airstream provides. During the day they roll up in a nice bundle held closed with a Velcro strap. The bundle looks like this and is very light. Attachment 221373


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Maybe I missed it but can you tell me how you keep them in place?
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Maybe I missed it but can you tell me how you keep them in place?

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I made them slightly oversized for a tight fit. They stay in place nicely when stopped. The rear window covering do vibrate loose when driving, but the pleated shades keep them in the windows around the bed - the only windows I leave them in when driving.

The windshield covering is held in place by the sun visors. The side cab windows are a tight fit and stay in place until you open the doors. I did add a magnet at rear edge of cab side coverings for some extra holding in place. Here is a photo of cab side coveringClick image for larger version

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And the windshield. Click image for larger version

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And yes, our rear logs side and kitchen windows the Reflex would drop down slightly into the space between the window metal frame and the wall. We just measured the space, cut some wood strips to fit snug, paint them black and slide them into the space as a filler. Now the Reflex stays in place behind the window shades when driving.
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