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Old 06-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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'solar screen' replacement window screen

looking into screening material to replace OEM screens. was thinking of using a solar screen material like;

Arizona Sun Supply :: Solar Screen & Roller Shade Fabric

Was hoping that it would help keep the trailer cool as we decided to go with no a/c. fantastic fan only. anyone have any experience with this? was thinking white would reflect more than black. good idea? stupid?

better ideas?
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:36 PM   #2
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Not sure on whether it reduces the heat inside the trailer but it reduces some of the sun coming through which I would think, some of the heat. The awnings seem to do more for heat reduction through shading in our limited experience with it so far.

We installed the solar screen (85%) in black on our AS last month but still have not camped in it yet except spending one night in the driveway which is somewhat shaded with trees. We do like the look and the fact that people can't see in during the day but we can see out great. At night, with lights on, you can see inside so curtains will be used in ours. Photos:

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Not sure on whether it reduces the heat inside the trailer but it reduces some of the sun coming through which I would think, some of the heat. The awnings seem to do more for heat reduction through shading in our limited experience with it so far.

We installed the solar screen (85%) in black on our AS last month but still have not camped in it yet except spending one night in the driveway which is somewhat shaded with trees. We do like the look and the fact that people can't see in during the day but we can see out great. At night, with lights on, you can see inside so curtains will be used in ours.
That same screen material works great for homes as well as RV's.

It helped reduce by electric bill substancially.

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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The only drawback we've noticed is that it hampers the breezes that help cool the interior .
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