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Sunshade for montanna

Post by DesertDawg » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:41 am

My Montana got almost to hot to touch whilst out on a trip yesterday. It can't be good for the electronics, which will inevitably fail in a shorter time (reduced lifetime).

So in true Blue Peter style, I have made it a sun hat out of an ice cream carton....
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It attaches with Velcro.

I will report back on its performance.

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Post by tillybean » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:44 am

Awesome.

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What an ingenious idea and looking forward to the report, as I know my Montana had heat issues last year and kept switching off.
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Post by DesertDawg » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:08 am

What an ingenious idea and looking forward to the report, as I know my Montana had heat issues last year and kept switching off.
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Post by akhateeb » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:20 pm

Yes, the Montana will get too hot in the sun, I think the battery runs hot anyways, but with the burning sun on the black back.. It gets too hot & the device switches off for protection.. Did it twice in the same trip a few months ago...

The excessive heat is also not good for Li-ion batteries...

Was thinking to do something similar :)

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Post by tillybean » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:28 pm

We should have a competition! The Best Protector for a Montana :lol:
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Post by Xof » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:41 pm

for the 276; i'm using a piece of the windscreen shade i cut to fit in the TJ. the one aluminium foil with bubles... actually using it also for the CB and anything i want to protect from the sun...

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Post by desert_hawk » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:12 pm

the best protection is the roof of the car

still there is one pic ON from my mod here
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Post by Abdul Qadir » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:11 pm

desert_hawk wrote:the best protection is the roof of the car

still there is one pic ON from my mod here
http://www.ad4x4.com/club/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=11709


You mean to hang it with roof instead of fixing on wind screan.
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Post by desert_hawk » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:54 pm

Abdul Qadir wrote:
desert_hawk wrote:the best protection is the roof of the car

still there is one pic ON from my mod here
http://www.ad4x4.com/club/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=11709


You mean to hang it with roof instead of fixing on wind screan.
Yep, just beside/above rear mirror
You will need the marine type base for that (cheap one)
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Post by DesertDawg » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Or you could buy a tub of ice cream, eat the ice cream and make a sun shade. :sunny:
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Post by tillybean » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:30 am

DesertDawg wrote:Or you could buy a tub of ice cream, eat the ice cream and make a sun shade. :sunny:
Am with you Professor. Can you make it out of an old tub of Haagen Daz, or should we just keep eating it anyway!!
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Post by Jo » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:22 am

Folks,

I volunteer to support you in eating the icecream for the benefit of my friends having a Montana (i.e. you pay & I eat) :mrgreen:
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Post by Abdul Qadir » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:27 am

Jo wrote:Folks,

I volunteer to support you in eating the icecream for the benefit of my friends having a Montana (i.e. you pay & I eat) :mrgreen:


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Post by tillybean » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:32 am

Jo wrote:Folks,

I volunteer to support you in eating the icecream for the benefit of my friends having a Montana (i.e. you pay & I eat) :mrgreen:

You lead and I will sweep. :lol:
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