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Old 07-20-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Smoked window question

Do the smoked windows really help reduce interior temps over clear windows?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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I know we close our rock guard at the front during hot weather and it seems to block some of the heat.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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Window Tinting

I am now in the process of redoing the tint on all my windows. I pulled all thew stack window and vista views out of their frames to remove the tint. On all my lift up windows I removed the inner panes and removed all the tint. While I was waiting for the tint shop to come here and retint all the windows I kept working on the trailer. It was extremely hot inside and now that I have the newly tinted windows back in it is a lot cooler inside. I used dark limo tint whuch helped incredibly to keep out the heat. I'll post afew pics for you to see.
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Dark tint definitely makes a difference.

I saw a 28 footer on the road a few weeks ago that had silver tint. The windows were shiny like mirrors. Does anyone have any opinions on how effective that would be? Also, have you seen an AS with mirrored windows, and did you think it looked good? It caught my eye, so I'm considering incorporating that into my next refurb...
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:38 PM   #6
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Dark tint definitely makes a difference.

I saw a 28 footer on the road a few weeks ago that had silver tint. The windows were shiny like mirrors. Does anyone have any opinions on how effective that would be? Also, have you seen an AS with mirrored windows, and did you think it looked good? It caught my eye, so I'm considering incorporating that into my next refurb...
I've seen one done with mirror tint. I wasn't crazy about the look. Just my opinion. If you like it, then go for it.
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In Arizona, in July and August, not so much. It's 110+ here now. If it makes any real difference, it's psychological. It still feels hotter than heck in our Airstream (with the air conditioner off).
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I'd have to agree. Anything that can block the radiant heat before it gets inside will help...which is why interior sun shades or window treatments (mini blinds, curtains) don't offer as much help as tinted windows. There are films out that are lighter in color than limo dark and offer just as high UV and radiant heat protection.
The down side to window tint is that they don't help you "warm" up when camping in cooler temps. But as Mom always said, you can always put on more clothes to warm up...but there's only so much clothes you can take off to stay cool.
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