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Posted: 10/21/21 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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The car's windshield is covered with frost and would need to be scraped off before driving.


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But the windshield on the PU is frost free. [emoticon]


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Posted: 10/21/21 08:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The winshield on my class C has never iced over.


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Funny. You give up a lot of space to keep the windshield clear. [emoticon] Fwiw, I had 6 people in my crewcab on a trip this year. You can’t really do that with a regular cab. [emoticon]


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Main purpose of owning RV for me is avoiding places where I can have frosty windshield.
On other hand, my truck had Super Cab, so the cabover was sticking up front quite a bit.
It hit me one time, when I drove the truck empty that dashboard was getting hot, regardless AC working very well.
It is one of those feeling that something is not right, or not as it used to be and took me a while to realize that without cabover the sun is warming up the dashboard way out of proportion to what I used to have.
Super Cab sits 6 comfortably, although I never had passenger heavier than 200 lb.





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Posted: 10/21/21 09:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta - I appear to do ever thing bass ackwards. I have a Ford Fordor 350 with a vintage Bigfoot east west bed. Most of my front doors stick out ahead of the camper overhead.

so my front winda will get frosty

BUT

annoying cross wind side wind angle wind messing with the cab aero's so the top of the doors have wind whistle air leaks racket?

Nope. Quiet.

Is yours quiet way back like that?

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I liked the shade it provided when driving.


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Posted: 10/21/21 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

I had 6 people in my crewcab on a trip this year. You can’t really do that with a regular cab. [emoticon]


That's one of the reasons I own a regular cab. That and all my friends own crew cabs.

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An inch or two off the top is really no big deal.

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Posted: 10/21/21 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:



Is yours quiet way back like that?


Its noteven quiet................ sorry [emoticon]

I have my share of wind noise but I don't have anything to compare it to.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Main purpose of owning RV for me is avoiding places where I can have frosty windshield.


Avoiding frost this time of the year is something I'll probably never get to do. [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/21/21 02:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

noteven wrote:



Is yours quiet way back like that?


Its noteven quiet................ sorry [emoticon]

I have my share of wind noise but I don't have anything to compare it to.


[emoticon]

Do you remember Sleepy’s thread about designing a perforated air dam installed under the overhead- it eliminated the top of the doors wind noise and added a couple m’spg and kept the bugs off the front of the camper behind the cab.

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