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The early 70s Winnebagos used to have heavy slatted carpet interwoven drop down 'blinds' that were very good at keeping the cold out of single pane windows.
Maybe thats why yours had three furnaces John.

Our 1988 Winnebago Itasca had vast windows that lost heat at night but cooked us in the day. After fitting 'Solar Film' on them all it made it far more comfortable.

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Sadly you will get condensation on any cold surface, vapour barriers are seriously important or the wood will rot as before, all screws and nails will provide a cold bridge too, if you can stop breathing and cooking you'll be fine though, I did read on one of the self build forums when I was doing my build that if you put a film on the windows this alters the thermal properties and will help a lot, similar to the stuff kids put on their cars, just the lightest tint possible, the cab is the very worst part for condensation, a thick heavy thermal curtain is your best bet and a Karcher window vacuum.
Interesting that, yes we were thinking of putting some window film up, but our thinking was limited to the forward facing over cab bedroom window, but the reason for that is there is some slight aged ingress along the lower edge of the lamination. It might be an idea for us to think about film on all of the windows. The cab - Our plan is to use a thick blackout curtain between the cab and the bed, so hopefully that will help. We have a rechargeable Karcher window vac that we use at home to clean the windows, it looks like this may now be repurposed lol.

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The early 70s Winnebagos used to have heavy slatted carpet interwoven drop down 'blinds' that were very good at keeping the cold out of single pane windows.
Maybe thats why yours had three furnaces John.

Our 1988 Winnebago Itasca had vast windows that lost heat at night but cooked us in the day. After fitting 'Solar Film' on them all it made it far more comfortable.

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Thanks Ray. You could well be right about why the RV had so many LPG furnaces. The wife is planning to make her own drop down window curtains, in fact she has already bought the material she is going to use, which seems to be quite thick. A couple of vanlifers have done a similar thing, and she is copying their ideas to a degree. I am pretty certain the RV will not be warm in the off-peak months, based on my past experiences of owning a 1960s single glazed caravan, and so some sort of heat loss reducing film is likely to help our cause. We are not planning to live in the RV, so the very cold winter months isn't something for us to worry about, but while I can easily sleep in colder rooms, I do hate waking up to the cold lol.

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[QUOTE=Vintage RV Adventures;3184361The wife is planning to make her own drop down window curtains, in fact she has already bought the material she is going to use, which seems to be quite thick. [/QUOTE]

She probably thought it was a good idea.


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Putting the film on large windows is initially a challenge. I ended up scrapping the first sheet and then reading the instructions fully.
Cut the film an inch larger and then use the slightly soapy solution to position the film accurately before squeezy ing all the moisture out downwards.
When fully dry cut the surplus off with a scalpel and then seal the edge with clear nail varnish.

It was still good 8 years later when we sold the RV to an idiot in Cornwall with several destructive kids. Dread to think what happened to it.

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Putting the film on large windows is initially a challenge. I ended up scrapping the first sheet and then reading the instructions fully.
Cut the film an inch larger and then use the slightly soapy solution to position the film accurately before squeezy ing all the moisture out downwards.
When fully dry cut the surplus off with a scalpel and then seal the edge with clear nail varnish.

It was still good 8 years later when we sold the RV to an idiot in Cornwall with several destructive kids. Dread to think what happened to it.

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Thanks for the tip Ray. We I applied some plastic film (containing our YouTube channel logo) on the side of the RV it was not easy at all, but I didn't use soapy water, which was probably a mistake.

You certainly have has some great old working American RVs from the photographs I have seen from you recently, in your shoes I would certainly wish I still had one of those today, but life and time does move on
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Yes John, 11 in all and then one Euro Hobby. But now if I can't do it properly I won't bother.

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No compromises.

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Our latest vlog. We have begun to install screwless Schneider electrical fittings into the motorhome project. Some windows that were not previously sealed have also been resealed.

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