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Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover #746052
March 10th 2019 11:47 am
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I’ve seen a lot of those big white covers that go over the whole front end of a van and I’ve seen a lot of the reflective inside window covers. Does anyone have an opinion on which one is better for blocking the sun/heat?

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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: vanburgo] #746053
March 10th 2019 12:18 pm
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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: frscke1] #746054
March 10th 2019 12:19 pm
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It does seem easier and I like how it looks as well.


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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: vanburgo] #746055
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except when you have to put it away wet in the morning at a truck-in.


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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: Lionvan] #746056
March 10th 2019 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Lionvan
except when you have to put it away wet in the morning at a truck-in.


Yep. BTDT. We carry large yard trash bags for that and to pack away wet EZ-ups, chairs, etc. They make good DIY ponchos and keep your hindie dry on wet picnic table benches as well. blush

BTW in addition to the outside cover we usually use a inside sun shade as well to act as insulation in the summer. We use a Ford cover on our GMC because it's wider and works better with the visor.

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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: vanburgo] #746058
March 10th 2019 1:31 pm
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Ok so maybe both is the correct answer? Definitely would help with light creeping in and waking me up 4 hours before I want to. Always nice when you can sleep the hangover off!


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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: vanburgo] #746062
March 10th 2019 7:29 pm
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Oh yeah. The inside helps keep the sun out too. eek

We pull the outside cover over the visor.

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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: vanburgo] #746063
March 10th 2019 7:37 pm
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And fold the drivers side back for the AC unit....

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Re: Reflectix window insulation vs exterior cover [Re: vanburgo] #746088
March 11th 2019 9:18 am
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I like the outside style but they don't work with the visor I got.


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