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Old 04-27-2016, 12:17 PM   #81
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We tinted all our windows except front windsheild.

They were factory tinted on both sides but we went darker. Only problem I see may be the back windows are tinted too darker. So far 10 years of driving in Florida,S.Carolina and Geogia no problem. Hope it stays that way.
Do you recall what % tint you used?

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Old 04-27-2016, 12:20 PM   #82
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on yours.. you are actually taking the cool conditioned air from your bus and exhausting it.. which creates an ever so slight negative pressure on your bus.. bringing in hot humid air..

so what happens is air from the room is blown over a hot coil inside the unit and exhausted. . so yes the air going out is hot but you are using your dehumidified room air to blow over the coils and exhaust..

any air that is exhausted must be made up somewhere.. or your bus would become a big vacuum..

a 2 hose air conditioner sucks in outside air through one hose.. blows over those hot coils and exhausts that air back out.. never using any of your inside air.. so its more efficient and also can handle more space..

the cold air from your unit is room air sucked in from the room and blown over the cold coils and back out into the room...

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Ah I see (said the blind man)!
So what if I box up that side of the unit, and duct it out to a window?

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Old 04-27-2016, 12:22 PM   #83
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Some places have ordinances about tinting windows but to my understanding this is about the driver's side windows and windshield. What happens is some people have used heavily tinted windows to shoot people, thus the ordinance.
I don't believe that applies to this type of vehicle when you've got from 10 to 30 windows lining the sides of your bus.
I have tinted windows, but was also thinking of adding a layer of tint film at least to the bottom half of all windows. That pretty much eliminates the possibility of someone standing outside looking in through the side windows, unless they're really tall.

Our drivers side is tinted to stop sun from coming in on my face. May have to check on this law thing.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:05 PM   #84
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You got a problem with the left side tan?

I like that idea of tint on the drivers side window but I'm not sure it's legal everywhere. Kind of like having an air brake endorsement, I'm going to need it somewhere. I just try to cover all the bases so I don't have issues while traveling. Some jurisdictions allow you to go by the rules of the state you're registered in while others do not.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:14 PM   #85
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You got a problem with the left side tan?

I like that idea of tint on the drivers side window but I'm not sure it's legal everywhere. Kind of like having an air brake endorsement, I'm going to need it somewhere. I just try to cover all the bases so I don't have issues while traveling. Some jurisdictions allow you to go by the rules of the state you're registered in while others do not.
No but the skin cancer and sun blindness is a problem. I like my wrinkles to match too. The left side of my face has more wrionkles than the right side, and this is no joke! .

I do lots of gardening so I also have tan legs and white feet. And a redneck..
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:29 PM   #86
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I come from a family of red heads, so I don't tan. It just burns and peals off. I could hide in a snow bank for camouflage.

I don't mind the trips north with the sun at the side window. I hate going west in afternoons and evenings until after sunset. These are some mighty big windows to deal with.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:32 PM   #87
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Solar Gard makes a product called Ultragard UV that has the same 99% UV blocking as their other films, but is clear (89% VLT actually). It might be a great option for somebody who wants UV blocking in the side windows but doesn't want or can't have noticeable tint. It does help a little with solar heat rejection, too (16%).
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:36 PM   #88
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Incidentally.. not an hour after posting that last message, I've just received an email announcing "Ultra Performance Plus 80" which offers 80% VLT, but the heat rejection at 43% is really significant especially for that VLT level. Of course it's more expensive than the GILA films that are all over Amazon though.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:49 PM   #89
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[QUOTE=Robin97396;145107]I come from a family of red heads, so I don't tan. It just burns and peals off. I could hide in a snow bank for camouflage.


LOL, I can relate to the frying up like bacon....love the sun/heat, hate winter....don't even own a pair of shorts and wear mostly black clothes.


Ontario Canada, Pass and drivers side windows max 35%, anything goes on the rest of the windows behind those and nothing after market allowed on windshield . I've got a 4 inch strip across the top edge that I hope I don't get to much grief over.
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It must be pretty cool up there or you'd find a pair of shorts.

I'd say that's pretty reasonable and quite common regulation on the windows, although I don't specifically remember the specification for Oregon. I don't understand how they get away with the very dark drivers side windows in some cars.

You've got the same engine as my bus but you're quite a bit heavier and likely rated at a higher horsepower. Is that just bigger injectors? Aside from the cooling issues.
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