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Disguising and aestheticizing your vehicle is recommended.
How to make your own Mylar RV:
You can get rolls of silver mirrored mylar (2 mil is good) at Industrial Plastics on Canal Street in NYC (212-226-2010). They will ship anywhere. It comes in 50 yard lengths, 4 ft wide- costs $100 less 10% discount for buying the roll. That is enough mylar to cover a 34ft long RV.
You will need clear packing tape and utility knives. A ladder is a good thing too. You don't want air to get between the mylar and the RV. The mylar will rip. Put tape across the entire seam. You will have to do some tailoring around windows, etc. Be very careful not to cover your air intakes / exhaust.
Also, remember that you must LEAVE NO TRACE. It is very easy for pieces of scrap mylar to go flying off into the desert. Be careful. It took 4 experienced people about 3 hours to mylar the RV in 2000. One good thing is that it keeps the heat down. One bad thing is that mylar probably lasts forever and is pretty eco-unfriendly. I did donate my used mylar one year to a guy who makes solar ovens. I have used packing tape and it works great.
One thing to think about is adhesive residue. Good to buy some Goo-off or some other kind of adhesive remover to take care of bad spots. I've never had an issue upon RV return... Another tip: Mylar works great as a costume. Bigtwin dressed as Lady Die one year: we wrapped him in about 3 layers of mylar and that was it. He stayed warm all night.
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Make your vehicle a MylaRV or a MylarCar (about $110). Bring the following and Leo will help you put it together:
- Duct tape;
- Common sense.
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