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Regrets from full glass?

1996 Views 30 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  Mark Bird
I've got an opportunity to buy a HR EL that hits most of my option list, except this van is a cargo with full glass (and privacy glass option) that I wasn't really planning on. I'm hoping that @gregoryx or others with full glass can provide tradeoffs or regrets from their experience.
I know that I'll need to get a full set of window covers, and that's a minor but extra step each time to deploy. I'll be using the van in Florida as much as nationwide travels, so I'd expect to need to cover up as part of the routine in combination with A/C. I don't think full glass impacts my layout much. There may be some upper cabinets blocking the windows slightly. Full glass also steers me away from a track actuator for raised bed and pretty much settles a column lift decision, which causes some ripple effects but is tolerable.
The lack of stealth doesn't bother me one bit. Having more light and view seems like a plus, except for at night when privacy may be needed. What else became a factor in your decision?
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While the Privacy glass is pretty dark, it does little to prevent Infrared light from passing through, which is where the majority of the heat comes from. If it was me I'd get all the windows covered in one of the films that cuts IR heat by 95%. They are available with anywhere from 70% visible light transmission down to 5% limo tint.
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