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Gary Goyette, Chicopee, Massachusetts
Window Insulation Panels
2016 GMC 3500HD
2011 Northern Lite 8-11Q SE
We first decided to do this mod on our Alaska trip in 2016. With cold night temperatures and 24-hours of sunlight, we had to tape towels over doors, windows and roof vents to keep out the light and keep the heat in.
The panels my wife made were copies of the Northern Lite’s privacy panel for the bottom window of the door.
To make these panels we made cardboard templates of each opening. We purchased marine grade vinyl, polyester batting and binding at the fabric store. My wife sewed the panels together and I installed snaps that I purchased on Amazon.
These panels solved the problem of heat loss and light infiltration.
It took me four hours to complete this modification and cost me $50. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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