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Old 03-03-2008, 04:49 PM   #21
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2air might be a sage, but

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... while the painted surface temps may climb for darker colors, INTERIOIR temps don't change as much or at all. ...
Interior temps will rise slower because there is insulation between the interior & exterior skins.

Airstreams are not known for having that much insulation there. Read the threads on how much propane people use full-timing during the winter season.

I still think you are going to roast. Especially in Florida.

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Old 03-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #22
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... Read the threads on how much propane people use full-timing during the winter season...
but the 2 issues are very different.

convection, radiation, rising heat lost into the air, cold earth and so on, work against the furnace, but are partly WHY...

black vehicles are NOT as hot inside (when measured) as most folks believe.

the mythbuster guys measured a 10degree? different between black and white cars, and white is much cooler than silver, right?

NOW, that doesn't address how much extra work the ac might need to do for that 3-10 degree interior issue during swamp summers...

besides it is the humidity in florida that makes for misery.

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Old 03-03-2008, 05:18 PM   #23
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Southwest Airlines has a 737 painted like Shamu the killer whale at SeaWorld in San Antonio. After boarding the plane at Love Field in Dallas, I commented on how warm it was to the flight attendant. The attendant responded, “Yes, that’s why I’m wearing shorts. On every other plane, I wear slacks and a sweater.” The AC had been running ever since before dawn. At that time, it was the newest 737 in the air. It just couldn’t keep up when the plane was on the ground and didn’t have the option of drawing in cold air at altitude.

Good looking plane, though.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #24
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We repainted our Argosy back to the original color. It's not all that difficult but can be expensive to have done professionally. You might get away with black if you could stand to paint the top a much lighter color. Here in Oklahoma, I wouldn't even attempt a darker trailer. You've got to consider why almost all trailers are light colored. Some of the big MHs are darker, but they are probably much better insulated than our vintage Argosys and have two AC units on them. I really liked the sage green primer we used and wanted to leave it at that, but got out voted. Have you considered a charcoal gray metallic with the red stripe?
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:45 PM   #25
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Have you considered a charcoal gray metallic with the red stripe
My husband came home an hour or 2 ago and we discussed the "black" idea. We both agreed that maybe it would cause more heat? I like the charcoal gray metallic with the red stripe (or maybe a black stripe). Or maybe a darker silver with a black stripe? Darker silver wouldn't have the same effect as black, would it?
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:18 PM   #26
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Red or brown

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... Hmmm maybe we'll paint it true pearl and call it Pearl but it doesn't sound all evil and mean like a pirate. ...

Any ideas??

... I want to be pirates!!
Seems there was a treasure ship on its way back to port. About
halfway there, it was approached by a pirate, skull and crossbones waving
in the breeze!

"Captain, captain, what do we do?" asked the first mate.

"First mate," said the captain, "go to my cabin, open my sea
chest, and bring me my red shirt." The first mate did so.

Wearing his bright red shirt, the captain exhorted his crew to
fight. So inspiring was he, in fact, that the pirate ship was repelled
without casualties.

A few days later, the ship was again approached, this time by two
pirate sloops!

"Captain, captain, what should we do?"

"First mate, bring me my red shirt!"

The crew, emboldened by their fearless captain, fought heroically, and
managed to defeat both boarding parties, though they took many
casualties. That night, the survivors had a great celebration. The
first mate asked the captain the secret of his bright red shirt.

"It's simple, first mate. If I am wounded, the blood does not
show, and the crew continues to fight without fear."

A week passed, and they were nearing their home port, when
suddenly the lookout cried that ten ships of the enemy's armada were
approaching!

"Captain, captain, we're in terrible trouble, what do we do?"
The first mate looked expectantly at the miracle worker.

Pale with fear, the captain commanded, "First mate.... bring me my
brown pants!"

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:48 AM   #29
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So does the Vintage Thunder get hot?? I know it's not black but it is a darker color. I think me and husband agreed that a darker grey with metallic would settle all of it. The metallic would reflect the heat and we would still be able to get a dark color like we want. I don't want to give up the name that we want so bad so we'll work towards that.
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So does the Vintage Thunder get hot??
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Yea, Baby!!
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I can attest for that as well, we have camped in summer weather, up here, and there really is no difference.
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