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Old 01-05-2016, 04:32 AM   #1
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Question on colored paint exteriors

For those that have a unit with a factory non-white exterior paint scheme, do you notice any increase/decrease in interior temperature during hot or cold weather?
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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None what so ever out of the 2015 Montana cream color. I also had a full body paint a few years ago of another brand and noticed no difference in it either.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:39 AM   #3
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Nope not one bit that I can tell
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:49 AM   #4
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There is a big difference I shot temps on the exterior and interior of our Pretty Big Sky. I posted those results on this forum not long ago. I shot temps of 114 degrees on the black paint of the big sky in full sun and 96 degrees on the interior walls. I used a IR thermometer and shot temps all over the big sky in full sun .Not only that but the heat is retained in the interior long after the sun goes down. You would be very surprised .
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:54 AM   #5
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I found that post

"Yes Kevin the A/C was doing the job we expected that. Other factors contribute to them not being able to keep up. What we have is a large square box in a Oven and trying to keep it cool.

Did some more checking and got some better results. BTW we are doing this because Helen and I are grounded for the summer due to some health issues that needed to be addressed(all fixed) and I am bored. If anyone has one of those IR thermometers shoot some temps you may be surprised.

Pulled the A/c vents in the Rear ceiling and they were fill of construction debris. I was disappointed but not surprised. I guess those QC ladies missed that also. Had the shades down, furnace return vents blocked and the skylight in the shower blocked.
The temp was 97 today at the high point 4 degrees higher than yesterday.

I found this interesting I shot the black and the white color in the direct sunlight Black was 114 degrees and white was 110 degrees only 4 degrees difference I expected the difference to be greater. We have a lot of black and dark color and not much white.

Outside window temp slide was 112 degrees, window inside 108 degrees 4 degree difference single pane. With blinds drawn 94 degrees .Now the outside wall right under the same window 119 degrees (color black) inside wall under same window 83 degrees. we would be better off without a window.

That big rear window is a killer window outside 114 ..inside window 110..shades drawn 94.That is a lot of window and a lot of heat.

The best insulation was the entrance door. Door white 102..door black 108..door inside anywhere 84 ..great door.

Oh. at the heat of the day outside gray at the bathroom area 124...Bathroom wall 96.If you have that IS thermometer shoot some outside then inside wall
temps/You will be surprised.

Temp inside the side compartment with the outside temp at 96 and the gray door at 124 was 86 degrees. Lower than expected but remember that hot air rising is going right up and through the Furnace return vents if not blocked.

Also if you have dual pane windows do the outside and inside window check if you have the IS thermometer, I have on another RV..you may be shocked

Also setting the rear temp 5 degrees lower than the front keeps them both running. The front Ac is more efficient and cools a smaller area. The cold air spills down into the rear and if set at the same temp will shut the rear A/C off.hanks someone for that tip. The best inside temp I was able to keep today was 74.6 degrees..Big improvement over yesterday..Know what..Maybe the Arctic package works better.

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Old 01-05-2016, 09:44 AM   #6
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If the question refers to the new cream color, no we have not noticed a difference. I am sure if you have a unit painted like Rich's, you would see a difference.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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I Think??? that is what the OP was referring to Rich was the new Oyster color Gelcoat VS the old White Gelcoat not full body paint Black etc.. which I am sure you are right is quite the difference,If you have ever had Black cars and trucks like me they soak in the Heat for sure but it is worth it Black is Beautiful
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You are right.. The Big Sky is pretty and we got it at a good price but it was a bad move. The new colors were not out when we purchased ours and we did not want white again. We would not have purchased the big sky if the new color was out.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:16 PM   #9
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Our 2015 is the cream color, which we really like, and find no difference in interior temps.
Doubt if we will ever go back to a white unit.
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Thanks Rich. Very informative report. Some real numbers.
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Thanks to all that replied, your info is much appreciated.
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I would doubt very much if the Cream Color would make any difference in interior heat retention .I would like to shoot some temps on one to compare.
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:03 PM   #13
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Rich, are you seeing 90 degree temperatures in Florida already this winter? IF we were down in Arizona, the temperatures have been in the low 60's and several days of rain. Not going to Arizona this winter and I don't like it so far.Lows in the mid twentys and highs so far in mid 40's in Oregon. Wide didn't want to go down anymore after 5 yrs.
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:32 AM   #14
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We saw very high temps in Florida since we got here in October. It has now returned to normal Florida winter temps.This has been the hottest Florida winter we have experienced since we started coming here in 2008.
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