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Old 08-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Polished Bambi II fries patio rug

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We were boondocking Saturday at 9,000 feet under a blazing sun when we noticed a dark hole in our patio rug. We thought the dog had chewed at it until a couple of hours later we saw more of what turned out to be burn holes. Our highly polished trailer had reflected the sun burning and melting the recycled plastic rug.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:05 AM   #2
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Wow! I would guess they melt at a pretty low temp, given at most, you might have 2X Solar radiation (1X directly from the Sun and 1X from the Sun reflecting from the trailer), given the trailer is for the most part convex... Makes a pretty good argument for portable solar panels that can be positioned to take advantage of the reflectiveness of the trailer.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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I feel your pain! Been there, done that...and fried an egg!

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