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Old 07-07-2006, 06:48 PM   #15
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Glen,

Congratulations! Looks great. Now I think you should donate the same job to a nice 370 . I'd be glad to hand out your business cards whenever anyone asks me what's been done to the roof . Now, doesn't that sound like a good deal ? I'll even drive down to your place to get the work done.
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:32 PM   #16
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The white "hat" probably will work well! I taught school in the Central California Valley (think really hot in the summer....) and all the school busses had a white top just to reflect the sun! It helped quite a bit, especially because they are not air conditioned... the poor kiddles would ride home at 4:00 in the afternoon when it was 100+ outside...

We also painted the roof of a pickup we used to have white and it seemed to help it as well! Good luck and let us know what your results are!

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Old 07-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #17
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Tim, welcome back, and you're welcome anytime to visit and I'll supervise and instruct for a small fee. Not sure the 370 is of a size I could not think of tackling it over a single weekend.

Today was sunny and bright but the temps didn't reach into the 90's like last week. I do think I've gained an upper hand on the situation though and would recommend the process highly.
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:13 PM   #18
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Tim, welcome back, and you're welcome anytime to visit and I'll supervise and instruct for a small fee. Not sure the 370 is of a size I could not think of tackling it over a single weekend.

Today was sunny and bright but the temps didn't reach into the 90's like last week. I do think I've gained an upper hand on the situation though and would recommend the process highly.
Glen,

The visit sounds good, but the supervision and instruction "for a small fee" weren't quite what I had in mind. Besides, I could come back on different weekends until YOU got finished .

Seriously, keep us posted on how well the white repels heat. I've noticed that it is a definite problem here in Virginia, and you're not that far away. If it works well, I may just have to get out there and tackle this. Just what I need - another project ...

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Old 07-07-2006, 09:00 PM   #19
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Tim, I've got it figured out... I'll help you with your paint job ( I'll even buy the paint ) ... in return you can help me with my Gearvendor in$tallation.

So when is your rig getting the new gear life??
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:39 AM   #20
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Tim, I've got it figured out... I'll help you with your paint job ( I'll even buy the paint ) ... in return you can help me with my Gearvendor in$tallation.

So when is your rig getting the new gear life??
Glen,

Fair enough! Of course, I'm having a neighbor who owns a transmission shop put in the GV, so will pictures be sufficient ? I didn't know you were even going to buy the paint .

Leaving this morning for a week's vacation, and the GV should be installed as soon as I get back. It's in my garage . Didn't order soon enough for this trip. At least this way I'll have good records of gas mileage, rpms @ speeds, temps, etc. for comparison.

Don't forget the free advertising I'm providing you after the roof painting !

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Kent, here's a look at the seam line from front to back, and the rear cap seam line. The seams made for great taping lines. The third coat will take the front cap a bit further out, more rounded and feathered down.

Tim, enjoy your vacation... I thought you had come back already! I buy my paint at West Marine.
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Glen, Great job! All that work will ruin your golf swing. Have you noticed a difference in heat yet? You could drive out to Arizona and give it a real test!
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Well I'm a little late posting but here goes anyway. The new white hat has in my opinion (less than scientific) reduced the temp inside the coach.
I'm not done yet and will continue to improve things as I go.
Next on the list is to build a better plenum for the Carrier ducted A/C unit I installed last year. I've been working to date with a make do situation and recognize the need to build something more effective.
Unlike lots of what AS produced I have a drop down center headliner channel that I've made into an A/C duct. I may be dropping it down a bit more to accomodate some more air flow in the near future too.
I'm also going to have some tint added to the cockpit side windows too... I'm starting to feel like a BBQ chicken when the sun is on the drivers side exposure..
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Glen, thanks for this most informative posting. I just traded a new 1500 ac for the old 1300. An improvement but still the inside of my 28' mh is hot under the July Texas sun. Next is to follow your lead with the white roof. Looking forward to the results of your cool down attempts. thanks again ... joe...
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