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Old 06-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Window covers/ insulations were made using Reflectix insulation wih ironing board cover backing, the backing has aluminized coating and padding.


more pictures of built here: http://roadtreklife.blogspot.com/201...nsulation.html
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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Wow! That's a big job. I looked at the full set of photos on your blog. It looks really cozy. I'm not surprised that others would want to purchase a set and I'm also not surprised that you had to decline the offer because of the time involved.

In addition to the thermal benefits they must provide complete privacy and block the light for when you want to sleep in.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #3
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I do think Reflectix is a good idea, especially here in TX. What I am planning is something not as grand as the above, I was thinking of gluing Reflectix insulation to some Coroplast backing with something running around the edge. This would be useful for the vent, windshield (would be two parts, or a hinged item), and windows on the 110+ degree days here in Texas, perhaps as well in the winter.
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Very professional looking.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments. @ Markopolo, sewing the edge binding is really difficult without the proper tools and the most time consuming of the project. With the window covers on, it blocks outside light to darken the RV cabin.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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where can a person get this material " reflectix " to make their own ?
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Lowe's sells it in rolls last time I looked.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:21 AM   #8
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Quite elegant.
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We bought two rolls of Aluminum Bubble Foil Insulation at Camping World and cut them to fit our back windows and back side windows above the vents. I used 2 ft. wide yellow trace paper to place against the window and trace the outline with a pencil to make a template. Cut the tracing paper, recheck accuracy at window, lay over the foil and use a Sharpie pen to to mark the edges. Then cut the foil with scissors at the edge of the pen marks. The fit is so precise that it friction fits nicely but I think I will add some Velcro tabs. We won't cover them or finish them off as the OP did. The aluminum reflectance will help in sun and heat situations and they are strictly utilitarian and put up only if needed.

One 10 foot roll was good for the two rear windows and one side window. I needed another roll for the second side window (39" long) and may use the remainder for the windshield.

Now we are ready for the desert Southwest heat and Walmart overnights under the glaring lights.

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