Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-02-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
gunworks's Avatar
 
1995 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Noblesville , Indiana
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 1
Land Yacht windshield tint

Has anyone had the windshield on a Land Yacht tinted. My dash A/C does fine in the midwest in 85 degree temps, but we are going to Tuscon in a week and been watching their 95 degree temps, and I'm thinking to myself that this is going to be one hot trip. Yes, I know we can use the generator and run the roof A/C unit, but propane ain't getting any cheaper either. I work in retail and we are always tinting our front store windows to keep out the excessing heat and cut down on product fading. So why can't I do the same for the front windshield? Makes sense to me. Anyone?
__________________

__________________
95 Landyacht
gunworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
Liberator
 
klattu's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 24
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Heart of Dixie , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,646
Images: 834
Check laws about front windshield...
I think is something about your line of sight and a few inches above, but not below.
Seems like it was 6" above line of sight, nothing below that line.
See lots of cars that have drivers that must be real short too.
__________________

__________________
klattu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
7xp
2 Rivet Member
 
1978 31' Excella 500
Santa Maria , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 36
Window Tinting Laws

gunworks
This site gives you the laws on vehicle window tinting. International Window Film Association
Hope this helps you. "Mac"
__________________
7xp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
gunworks's Avatar
 
1995 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Noblesville , Indiana
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 1
Windshield tint

For anyone interested, I have learned of a new product by 3M called crystalline automotive windshield film. The specs are pretty impressive and as it is clear, not in violation of any state's tinting laws. I am going to Arizona later this month and may have this installed there as I can't get it locally in Midwest.

Here is the link.
3M Crystalline Automotive Windshield Film Products

I'll post results if I decide to do this.
__________________
95 Landyacht
gunworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 07:19 PM   #5
The Hawk's Lair
 
cooperhawk's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
BACK WOODS , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 922
Images: 9
Hey Gunworks: Our dash air never does cool the whole coach in the summer heat. I start the generator and run the roof airs on the road. Man, sometimes you could hang meat in there when its really hot outside.
__________________
AKA THE GUNNER
There is no "I" in the word "team," but there are four in "Platitude Quoting Idiot!"

AIRSTREAM 345 TURBO-DIESEL
VFW, LEGION, NRA


cooperhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 10:30 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
gunworks's Avatar
 
1995 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Noblesville , Indiana
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 1
Yes I know. I have done that also. But what if you didn't have to run the generator as much. What would you save in propane (which I'm sure you have noticed ain't getting cheaper) and service intervals on the genset? And then if the RTU or genset goes belly up from over use? I would sure like to keep things simple. I have no trouble in 85 degree weather, but at 90-95 it gets rather sicky even with the RTU going. If I can cut down the heat coming in the front glass by 50%, I think I'll give it a go.
__________________
95 Landyacht
gunworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 01:59 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
1992 34' Limited
Falls Church , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 945
Cost?

Gunworks -

Is the aprox $439 install cost what you were given? Seems steep, but then if it works as advertised...? Can you provide a 'cost' estimate, also what is the size (sq ft) of your windshield? Would this be a '1 piece' install, or 2, more? Curious as to the size limitations (is any) of the product, both in length and height.... Does the product provide any 'shading' like normal window tint? Saw that there is some diminishment of visible light (VLD) through the stuff - does this concern you or 3M as it will be on the windshield, ie. visibility possibly in poor conditions, or at night? Are all the products (they range in ' VLD') allowed for the windshield application?

Sorry for all the questions, perhaps you or the vendor can 'clarify' some of the ?'s.

Axel
SilverToy
__________________
SilverToy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2007, 07:38 AM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
gunworks's Avatar
 
1995 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Noblesville , Indiana
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 1
Cost

Don't know any of the answers to your questions. I expect to be talking to a rep today and will certainly try to get all of these questions plus some of my own answered. The $400 plus for installed does seem to be a bit steep and I may opt for DIY installation if not any different than normal window films. We shall see.
__________________
95 Landyacht
gunworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 03:05 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
Paul Dobbin's Avatar
 
1994 35' Land Yacht Diesel
Franklin NC , North Carolina
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 294
I'm not commenting on legality, but I can tell you what works.
Put a dark strip of window tint across the top of the windshield,
above the line of vision. Heat reflective vinyl.
Put clear "Titainium vinyl" on the rest of the windshield. There may
be a new name for it, but it reflects the UV rays and appears clear.
IT WORKS!
Cost about $125.00 at the local tint shop. I then had the entire
rest of the coach done in limo tint with maximum heat reflection.
That cost $400.00
I had a GMC with really large windows and it worked there too.
A Florida RVer with lots of hot driving experience.
18 years of RVing in the sunshine and always looking for a cooler
way. We love our Land Yacht.
__________________
Paul
"The Roadhouse" our Land Yachts name
Paul Dobbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 04:57 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
1990 36' Land Yacht
Bradenton , Florida
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 30
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Dobbin View Post
I'm not commenting on legality, but I can tell you what works.
Put a dark strip of window tint across the top of the windshield,
above the line of vision. Heat reflective vinyl.
Put clear "Titainium vinyl" on the rest of the windshield. There may
be a new name for it, but it reflects the UV rays and appears clear.
IT WORKS!
Cost about $125.00 at the local tint shop. I then had the entire
rest of the coach done in limo tint with maximum heat reflection.
That cost $400.00
I had a GMC with really large windows and it worked there too.
A Florida RVer with lots of hot driving experience.
18 years of RVing in the sunshine and always looking for a cooler
way. We love our Land Yacht.
Paul-
We also have a 75 Palm Beach that the wife and I have really enjoyed but wanted bigger bedroom, (sideways bed was pain in middle of night, for manditory "facility runs") so we just bought a 36 ft LY. Glad to hear you love yours (having a similar frame of reference!.) Hopefully we can meet sometime in the future and compare notes!
__________________
lonestranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 05:23 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
harold1946's Avatar
 
2005 30' Land Yacht 30 SL
Surprise , Arizona
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38
Do a search for www.tintdude.com and you can find the laws listed for each state. Some will allow tinting to the ASI line and others will not. I would think that the the laws in the state of registration would apply. Love our Land Yatch
__________________

__________________
harold1946 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sunshade for windshield AccessMaster Airstream Motorhome Forums 4 07-14-2003 07:52 AM
bad tint film in double pane window wcdelorme Windows & Screens 11 05-16-2003 02:53 PM
Windshield Wipers Running AccessMaster General Motorhome Topics 3 04-07-2003 08:15 PM
windshield wipers 350 LE classic 1992 dbyar Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 6 12-21-2002 12:56 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.