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jplante4

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Posted: 08/03/18 04:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just don't get a paper bag bus like everyone else.


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Re the roof color....all MH roofs are white, regardless of the other colors.


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jplante4 wrote:

Just don't get a paper bag bus like everyone else.

What, may I ask, is a “paper bag bus”?
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Posted: 08/03/18 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had both but think the big difference is single pane vs double pane windows. I knew better but got single pane. Not again, feel there is a huge difference through the glass with heat and cold.

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Dark colored coaches are defiantly harder to cool, I know because I live in Florida and have owned both. My current rig is lighter colors but personally, I think dark paint has a more classy look.


I agree that light colors don't show dirt as muck as dark colors.


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I've only had light colored coaches (and would not get a dark one), so I can't compare. However, the mh in my sig only has one A/C, which concerned me when I bought it. It is prewired for a second A/C, so thought I could add it later if needed.

I spent two months, July and August, in Branson, MO a few years back with temps over 100 every day during July and mid to upper 90's in August. My single 13,500 btu A/C worked just fine! Since then I have been in the South (Alabama, Georgia, N. Carolina, etc several times during the summer and have had no problems keeping the coach cool.


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My Wife picked the dark color scheme for my Rig.. I'd never have done that

37' interior, 38 exterior. with one A/C it runs right now about 10 degrees ABOVE outdoor on a sunny day.. I'M MELTING IN HERE.. If I ever decide to get a full body repaint I'll flip the scheme so the Dark colors are the highlights and the primary is the sand color.


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To me the ideal color scheme for heat would be a white roof white sidewalls and an earth tone basement door area. I never understood the purpose of all the brown black swirls on the sidewalls.

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All RV roofs are white. Insulation is the issue; not the sidewall paint. Also get double pane windows. Side window awnings help a lot. Parking orientation also helps. Keep the front window out of the mid-day sun. Use window coverings. Many things to keep the RV cooler.

We never found it an issue with our motorhome. We were still able to boondock comfortably in the 80's. When it gets to the 90's we move to cooler places.


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FIRE UP wrote:

jplante4 wrote:

Just don't get a paper bag bus like everyone else.

What, may I ask, is a “paper bag bus”?
Scott


One that is the same color as a paper bag.

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