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Old 08-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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When I moved into my home in Bodfish where 20 degrees and lower is not unusual in the winter I had old aluminum frame single pane windows.

I changed out all 8 single pane windows and a sliding glass door with Dual pane, insulated plastic frame windows.

Cut my heating bill by 1/3rd.
I believe it, especially if the attic was already very well insulated and the old windows were drafty.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
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Some class B rv owners on another forum made some posts recently about keeping their Bs much cooler in summer by putting reflectix on both inside and outside of the windows. I thought that was interesting.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:51 AM   #17
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Some class B rv owners on another forum made some posts recently about keeping their Bs much cooler in summer by putting reflectix on both inside and outside of the windows. I thought that was interesting.
That makes sense as solar gain is important for cooling. For heating, loss through the windows is less an issue.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #18
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I've been a member here for a long time. I think most of us with single shell all molded towables would say, if all the insulation was removed from the inside, and the inside shell isn't painted.... we'd think there's not a thick gelcoat.

Looking inside some of the cabinets of my 1988, during bright sun... I see sunlight!

So, don't think you've been short changed on the gelcoat....
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #19
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You may be right Donna. But I can distinquish the core waffle.
And the websites I've looked at indicate a less than desired gel coat thickness.

I'm not sure what I will do in the future.
I'm writing down some paint designs or possibly a "body wrap."
That sounds sexy doesn't it?.........LOL.
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I think most of us with single shell all molded towables would say, if all the insulation was removed from the inside, and the inside shell isn't painted.... we'd think there's not a thick gelcoat.

Looking inside some of the cabinets of my 1988, during bright sun... I see sunlight!.
I see light through our Boler's shell even with the insulation! We have light open-cell polyfoam with a thin skin, not the thick-skinned black closed-cell foam rubber of the traditional Ensolite, or aluminized Reflectix.
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