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« on: November 16, 2013, 05:21:43 pm »

HI All,

I am considering having the driver and passenger side windows tinted to stay cooler on next years trip through the western National Parks.  Any thoughts, pro and con?  I am not sure so if you have had yours tinted, I would like to know how it works for you.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 06:02:23 pm »

Steve

There are federal and state laws covering window tinting.  Here is a link to a state by state listing:

http://traffic.findlaw.com/traffic-tickets/window-tint-laws-state-specific-information.html

Some of the links are good some are not but it is a place to start.

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 06:13:55 pm »

Steve,
   I had just written a reply but somehow it did not get sent.  Barry covered what I had said about laws on tinting windows.  I use limousine tint on my side windows covering from the top down about six inches leaving the rest of the window clear.  This provides like a built-in sun shade.  This is legal.  Another thought on the tinting the whole window is when the sun is on that tinted window the window gets very hot which makes it harder for the A/C to work.  You cannot appreciate why the Police do not want this dark tint on windows until you make a stop at night and can not see inside the vehicle.  Just my thoughts.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 07:59:11 am »

My side frameless windows came tinted. It is not a very heavy tint but they are tinted.
Why not just pull the shades down when traveling?
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 12:30:13 pm »

Right now I use a little pop up shade with a suction cup... works ok,  all my cars are tinted. I plan on getting the pass/driver tinted this spring when I bring the beast home for a check-up or getting ready for a trip,,, If you tint yours let us know the cost,  yes the states have regulations on tint amounts,,, 40 60 80 etc,,,, it's a safety issue,,,, for the police,   how ever I do not think it is enforced too much,,, one note, since we usually drive our Rv's during the day mostly,,,, I'm going dark as possible,,,, would not do that on a car since you drive at night  I use to do cop work,,, I don't get pulled over too often,, but when I do I roll all my windows down so police can see inside,,, hands on steering wheel
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 12:51:41 pm »

 Steve,

"Tinting" meaning of the type that blocks a high percentage of ultraviolet rays is a no-brainer.  Do it.

The tinted windows that come standard do not qualify. Consider them too... at least the enrty door because of the unusually high heat transfer in that area due to the metal door. 

In addition to the cab doors, you can get an almost imperceptable "tint" on the windshield with around 70% UV protection.  The only drawbacks are some optical effect with polarized glasses and concern for the use of adhesive tape .

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 05:18:40 pm »

We had our side windows and windshield tinted last year before heading out to the southwest.  It wasn't too expensive and we felt it was a worthwhile investment.  I'd recommend 3M or Llumar.  The side windows are darker than the windshield as the windshield is covered by law as to how dark it can be.  It helps keep the sun rays from cooking you and your copilot.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 11:55:14 am »

I just called a local tint shop,  told me they had a $50 special for the two windows, pass/driver,,,
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