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ford truck guy

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Posted: 04/03/21 06:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

steveh27 wrote:

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Many states have laws regarding window tinting. Check yours.


I CANT BELIEVE THERE IS A LAW AGAINST TINTING THE WINDOWS OF A TRAILER?? THE IDEA OF THAT IS CRAZY..


I did not know he had a TT. Obviously tint laws would not apply to it, but I bet they do to MHs.


agreed... I believe the MOHO would have the same laws as a passenger vehicle...but thats only a guess..


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Posted: 04/03/21 07:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

steveh27 wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

steveh27 wrote:

Many states have laws regarding window tinting. Check yours.


I CANT BELIEVE THERE IS A LAW AGAINST TINTING THE WINDOWS OF A TRAILER?? THE IDEA OF THAT IS CRAZY..


I did not know he had a TT. Obviously tint laws would not apply to it, but I bet they do to MHs.


OPs Profile shows a pickup truck and 5th wheel trailer and this IS a RV forum. So it sort of made sense to me that he was at a min talking about having his trailer windows tinted as that has been a popular mod over the yrs with RVs to cut down on heat gain..

But it is anyone's guess as to the OPs intention but I highly doubt the OP is going to cause an accident or get pulled over for having dark tinted or even mirrored windows on the 5th..

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I CANT BELIEVE THERE IS A LAW AGAINST TINTING THE WINDOWS OF A TRAILER?? THE IDEA OF THAT IS CRAZY..


Well as I said laws covering the DARKNESS of the tint gernrslly only before the "B" pillar. since the trailer is several FEET behind the B pillar. they do not apply.

However reflective tint can cause an episode of CHiPS
in this episode a truck transporting a Mirror crossed a bridge at just the right time to reflect the sun into someone's eyes and caused a serious accident.. The reconstruction team figured it out. .

I can see it happening... True story
I was headed from N.W. Detroit to a Campground in Jackson County MI.. As I approached the west end M-14 where it dumped onto I-94 west there is a Radio tower south of the Freeway. It appeared to be on fire.. I though what the Q)#E$. then OH! and grabbed a pair of polaroid clip on sun glasses and put them on OVER my photo gray X (Already at max dark) Glasses.

As I turned into the setting sun my wife cried out in pain (I was prepared so no problem)

That's can also happen from the reflection off a reflective tint.


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Posted: 04/03/21 04:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surprised that there hasn’t been anyone with actual experience on the subject.


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Super Dave. did you read my post about turning into the setting sun.

I've had sunlight reflect off vehicles and cause me to have to use skills to see. I'm generally aware of my surrounds so it did not cause a problem but it could have.. Like in the Sunset story above... I was aware so prepared.. Wife was not.. I kind of feel sorry for other drivers who were not.

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Posted: 04/04/21 05:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not that it may ever come up but window tint is an ‘equipment regulation’ and is not covered by reciprocity.

A friend found this out when he was parked in a plaza parking lot and a local LEO stopped by (looking for a different, stolen) Class C similar to his.

The law was explained to him and he was given only a warning, but was also told the next time might be different.

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If your RV has dual pane windows you should not use film with higher than 50% heat absorption rate.

* This post was edited 04/04/21 08:34am by justlou *


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a friend at work brought his van in from New Jersey and he had the reflective mirror coating on windows behind b pillar. the MD DOT rejected it so he got some white paint and painted over the windows and then it passed the test.
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As far as I know, chrome tanker trucks aren’t outlawed nor is the sun. FWIW, I want to just do the sides of the trailer because it is the largest surface area that the sun hits in the campground.

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Posted: 04/04/21 11:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dark tint does not create more heat. It will keep the inside much cooler, and that makes less heat.
Clear glass does not reflect much light at all.
White paint reflects a lot of light, stays cool. Black paint absorbs light, gets hot.
Black tint does not absorb more light than a clear glass. Clear glass lets almost every bit of light/heat through.
In my state the dark tint law refers to windows that roll down, not fixed windows.
I have never heard about the mirror tint. I would ignore that CHPS comment and if you want mirror then put on mirror.
Trailers can be tinted as dark as you want. Limos' rear windows can also be tinted dark, just not the drivers and front passengers windows. There is a reason the term "limo tint" is tossed around a lot.... Limos have dark, legal tent.

* This post was edited 04/04/21 02:08pm by mr_andyj *

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