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Old 08-18-2004, 04:17 PM   #29
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Brad--

Love the Partridge Family airstream! So much cooler than a Bluebird bus!

You know, the concern about heat attraction is a consideration, but there is an answer: only use day-glo colors (plus how cool would it be to have black lights mounted to the bottom)!!!

Funky chunky trailer, luv!

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Old 08-18-2004, 04:22 PM   #30
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Thumbs up Partridge Family theme works!

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That Partridge Family look definitely helps. Much better than what I originally photographed!
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Old 08-18-2004, 07:57 PM   #31
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I don't know what size my air is now, but it can cool down the interior in no time, and its been close to 100 this summer. It sits out in the hot sun all the time because I don't have a garage for it. I usually turn the air on about 30 minutes before I need to go inside to work and its "cool as a cucumber". The PO installed a new air a few years before I purchased it and they seldom used it.
gee, thats cool(no pun intended)....but what is the relative humdidity in your area?
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As of today the relative humity is 83%. I live in Georgia.
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:08 PM   #33
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Science experiment...

Andy,

I think that the plain aluminum finish will reflect more heat than the white surface will. I mentioned in a thread about painting the top of an AS white that my guess would be that if the white was cooler it would be because the coating itself added some insulation value that resisted heat transfer by conducion through the aluminum. All brands of reflective insulation that I am aware of are made from highly reflective aluminum - not white material.

You might try one more panel in your test. Take a plain aluminum one and paint the bottom side with elasta seal or some other similar rubbery coating. Maybe try the under coating that you recommend for use in the wheel wells. I am betting that combination would beat the other three hands down. I want to know too because I have all my inner skins off and have been giving some thought to coating the inside of the body before I seal it up again. I have thought that it would help cut down on condensation. Of course it would also help seal up the seams.

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Old 08-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #34
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As of today the relative humity is 83%. I live in Georgia.
oy...thats up there...less then new orleans...and today chicago is less then your part of the country...although we have similar conditions...
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #35
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Brad,
That Partridge Family look definitely helps. Much better than what I originally photographed!
Thanks guys!

Phew, I'm glad you like it Coriolis. I was worried it might not be your style... especially once you stepped outside to see that I didn't make that photo on the computer -- I actually painted your trailer!
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To each their own I suppose!
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:01 AM   #37
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Will do, today.

I should have the data by about 2 Pm today, at which time I will post the results along with a photo.

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Old 08-19-2004, 02:29 PM   #38
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Colored Airstreams

The results are in.

Ambient temperature about 80 degrees F.

From left to right the aluminum plates are.....

#1 far left. plain aluminum as used by Airstream.

#2 2nd from left. same aluminum, primered and painted white.

#3 3rd from left. same aluminum, primered and painted red.

#4 far right. plain aluminum with about a 1/16 inch thick rubberized sprayed on backing.

The temperatures of each panel as displayed on an infrared thermometer was:

#1 82 degrees
#2 110 degrees
#3 137 degrees
#4 83 degrees

Conclusions.

The best, seems to be leave it alone.

The worst, paint it red.

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Old 08-19-2004, 02:33 PM   #39
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hmmm

so why is A/S painting the tops of the new trailers white if it only makes it hotter?
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color me puzzled!

If the white painted aluminum panel is so much hotter than the "plain", then why does Airstream now use white coated panels on the roof?
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Where did you read the temperature?

Andy,

Did you read the temperature from the top side of the panel or from the bottom side?

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Old 08-19-2004, 02:45 PM   #42
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From the outside of the panels, as you see them in the photo.

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