Fancynstuff wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 pm
I see suggestions in this thread for covering an rv with reflective bubble wrap. On another thread i see people suggesting aluminet. Does anyone have a preference or advice on the difference?
Aluminet reflects away a % of solar energy reaching the RV. And if the Aluminet goes down to ground, then it's between the RV and the ground further away, so then also reflects away some of the heat coming from the sun-baked ground, while reducing the sun baking under the edge of your RV and radiating up from below. I'm assuming it's setup with a healthy gap between the Aluminet and the RV surface, so the wind can take away the heat that the Aluminet will gain, rather than have that heat conducting or radiate in/at the RV.
The reflective bubble wrap attaches directly to the RV (Stucco Tape), provides much better reflection, and it's covering the RV's windows (roof vents, windshield, etc.), so it protects from all radiant sources, and provides some insulation from the hot air. Same if it's covering the RV roof or sides, but the glass and roof vents are the major heat sources.
Doesn't stop the sun from baking under the edge of the RV, but this isn't as major a heat source as the glass and roof. I'd consider some Aluminet just to shade the sun-side of the RV down low to keep the sun out from under it, but that's going really thorough - easier to add a swamp-cooler to handle what heat does get through to inside.
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