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window coverings for car camping

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by littlemrnofear, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. Nov 26, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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    littlemrnofear

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    I saw the strawfoot ($$) and the Weathertech window covers, but I was wondering what else people use for blacking out all of the the windows for camping in the back of their rig??? any instructions on homemade window covers?? how do yours work if you have molle panels in the back windows?? I did my maiden camping voyage in the back and loved it, so now I want to mod it out for that purpose and the molle panels and window covers are next on the list... ty
     
  2. Nov 27, 2021 at 4:29 AM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    I don't have any pics, but I bought a few yards of matte black fabric and some Velcro with adhesive backing, and cut them to fit. Mine were pretty janky, but they worked.
    One thing I did that turned out to be useful was making a long "curtain" which separated the cargo area from the front seats, like a cabin curtain on a semi. I simply mounted the rough side of the Velcro on the fabric, and stuck it to the headliner just over the front headrests, then draped it down behind them. It reached just past the top of the center console, so I could quickly and easily slide into the front and drive off if need be (and without having the front windows covered this was much faster).
     
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    kwill

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    Black foam core board cut to fit.
     
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    DRTYODA

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    I second Reflectix. It is Also available at Home Depot/Lowes. I just held it up to the window, roughy traced with sharpie, cut wide, then trimmed where needed until they wedged in. Requires no Velcro that can damage you’d interior liners, nor adhesives that will leave residue. If you cut right it will wedge into the edges of the window frame and stay by itself. You Can get a can of spray adhesive and put black fabric on one side or leave the outside reflective for hot climates. Takes maybe 20-30m to make a set. Makes a big difference camping in cold weather!
     
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