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Old 07-07-2011
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Thought about that before. How you gonna get that Bird past the Darién Gap?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Gap

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You could turn it around mid day every day??
Instead of a tracking system to rotate your solar panels you could build a great big lazy Susan for the bus

There is a large thread on shade that I have been following. I am looking at Aluminet 70% to do something like Christian talked about.
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That's when you get a 4x4 version
Yes and a squad of armed commandos.
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Seriously I try to avoid parking the bird where my windshield is in the direct line of the afternoon sun. I have found all that glass makes it hotter inside. My side windows have dark tint and they do not radiate as much heat as the winshield. Now if I can only convince my wife to keep the hot water heater turned off when not in use my bed would be cooler at night during the heat of summer;(.
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We went down to Home Depot and picked up some insulation (the kind that looks silver like foil). After cutting it to fit the windshield and side windows (and sunroof), it was a TON cooler. I haven't made any official readings but it must be 20 degrees cooler. We can keep the coach around 73 or 74 on a 100 degree Texas day now. Cost us less than 20 dollars...maybe a little redneck but sure is a lot better being cool!
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At our Lone Star rally that bit of insulation in my skylite really helps. Now, if I could get rid of that humidity here in Ga
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Ya'll left out the easist solution.
A sprinkler on the roof. Remember, your paying for electric and water.
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At our Lone Star rally that bit of insulation in my skylite really helps. Now, if I could get rid of that humidity here in Ga
Let the flaming start
The last few days have been HOT!!
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Ya'll left out the easist solution.
A sprinkler on the roof. Remember, your paying for electric and water.
Now, I LIKE that idea!!!!

We experiencing 100 + degrees here in Dhanis, TX. So far, the lowest temp in the coach has been 80 during the day with the front AC(15,000 btu) and the center AC(13,500) running. However we are running an experiment with a tarp on the roof. Photos are attached.

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Our experiment only lowered the interior temp by 2 degrees. Our long time friend, Ron Marabito, recommended that we run all three air conditioners, starting them early in the morning. THAT is helping a lot. Now at 100 degrees outside, I have 76 degrees in the Bird and that is comfortable. Expensive but comfortable.

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Liz- when you guys going to Colorado?
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