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Old 04-13-2019, 12:56 PM   #15
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I carry an AcuRite indoor/outdoor thermometer with an outdoor sensor. When camping, the sensor goes in the propane cover so I have nighttime outdoor temp. While traveling the display is in the truck and the sensor is in the fridge. If the temp rises, I know something is going on in the fridge like and open door or out of propane ��

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Old 04-13-2019, 01:09 PM   #16
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I always travel with all blinds closed ,.... more for the security of people not being able to look in.... especially if we stop somewhere to shop etc....also for less heat build up and fading.
With my dark rock guard and looking thru the tinted canopy on the Tundra I don't think id see much anyway.
All inside doors are super secured from im not interested in what's going on inside....we usually stop every couple of hours and I always check all around plus the insides.

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Old 04-13-2019, 03:21 PM   #17
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Between the tinted glass in my TV rear window and my topper, I can barely see the trailer behind the truck, much less anything behind the trailer with the blinds open.


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Old 04-13-2019, 03:42 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by drbrick View Post
Can't really see thru the AS - have camera anyway - like "DoubleR" aids in keeping thing cool - use a 'shock cord' to keep the beer in the frig

If there's beer in the fridge, I have not stayed long enough.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:23 AM   #19
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We have the mini blinds and my wife uses Velcro strips to tie them in them open. If they come loose during travel while closed, they can scuff the aluminum.
I found the panoramic curtains when open are worthless with the tint of the rock guards except at night.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:32 AM   #20
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Open for us but we have vintage trailers and can well see thru and out the back.

Of course it helps that we don't even have curtains, yet.

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:40 PM   #21
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I drove a2019 F250 with no Nav but large screen with Sinc3. You could display your phone Nav on the truckís display. No need for factory Nav if you donít mind using your phone for this purpose all the time.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:24 AM   #22
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I vote ... OPEN!
lol; It's just clear enough for me to see a vehicle behind me - a whole lot easier if that vehicle has lights on.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM   #23
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When my parents bought an '80's Airstream, they said they were told to keep curtains/blinds open so you could see if there was a fire inside the trailer.
We keep our blinds closed: we have a tinted rockguard on the front of the trailer, and now a tinted rear window on the truck topper, so keeping blinds open would be useless. Besides, we have very good towing mirrors to see behind the trailer.
I like the idea of keeping the outdoor temp sensor in the frig when we're traveling, though. That's smart! We have that set up also for outdoor temp.

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:21 AM   #24
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The dark stone guard and narrow hall prevent easy rear vision access ...
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:50 AM   #25
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It doesn't matter. The tint on all of the windows prevents viewing inside unless the light inside is brighter than outside. Which isn't going to happen when traveling. And often doesn't happen in the campground either. We can see out....y'all can't see in.

We close them to keep sun light heat gain low.

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