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Staying Warm with Reflectix

| Updated Jan 19, 2017

There's a whole bunch of us camping in the cold northwoods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this weekend  and though we're surrounded by massive amounts of  snow, we are  nice and toasty warm inside our RVs.

We're at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and this is an annual event for most of us, filled with snowshoeing, big campfires, hiking, photography and – this year – dogsledding.

We'll have Facebook Live reports Friday and Saturday on the Roadtreking Facebook Group where you can see us live and ask questions. But one question we get asked a lot is how do you stay warm inside the RV? Besides our heaters, the secret for many of us is Reflectix, a reflective bubble wrap form of insulation. It comes in 25 foot long rolls at the big box home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot.

I put together this video to show how to use it in your RV:

Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-01-19

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

3 Responses to “Staying Warm with Reflectix”

January 15, 2018at7:36 am, Debbidoodles said:

Great idea but I am in a 32′ Travel Trailer with 1 slide out and I live in it which I love but every night my windows are dripping wet with moisture. I keep it at 60′ in the evening and 70′ during the day I have a pet parrot that lives with me also. The moisture is awful and I do use a dehumidifier it fills the bucket! I would love to use this but will it trap the moisture in? I also have a air filter for dust and dander from my parrot. I supplement the heat with a radiant heater and use the propane heater at night. What else can I do? Thank you and Happy Camping! ?

January 20, 2017at9:09 am, Thomas Sager said:

We also use the panels to block out light at night and helps keep us cool in the summer I have a panel made for every window.

January 19, 2017at2:02 pm, Donna Robertson said:

I made reflectix window covers for all of our 2006 P and then I covered them with Material using a hot glue gun. The reflectrix plain reminded me of the old conspiracy theory people in the movies that used aluminum foil over their windowsto keep the government from listening. Mine look good and keep the heat in.

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