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Jock thanks.

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Re side-screens, will try without at first-can add later if a problem, but they will be easier to wipe down than the huge w/screen which is difficult to reach.

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Externals for us too - also Taylormades, very strong recommendation.

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Well we just love our internal screens, we never get condensation they fit very well and the suckers stay put. We got them from CAK tanks. I didn't like the idea of going out at night maybe in the rain to put externals on and then put them away wet. We say nearly every time we use them that they were one of the best things we bought.

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Jock thanks.

I will PM Gaspode

Re side-screens, will try without at first-can add later if a problem, but they will be easier to wipe down than the huge w/screen which is difficult to reach.

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No problems.

A long broom shaft might come in handy Geoff, for rolling and unrolling the cover across such a tall screen.

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Thanks for all the advice guys - will check out the Taylormades.

Looks like the externals have it - Just in time for the snow to return, I guess
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Thanks for all the advice guys - will check out the Taylormades.

Looks like the externals have it - Just in time for the snow to return, I guess
You won't regret it Bob.

There is a range of external screens that not only allow you to pull the front down to let light in, but they also have a one way mesh, that allows you to see out, but nobody to see in.

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I can recommend external screens for Winter/cool periods.

I have built in internal ones in the Frankia. They are so easy to use, but the condensation is a real pain to deal with each morning.

Just back from Edinburgh and minus 8. With the external screen, not a drop of condensation seen - just wiped the covers and put it in the back of the van to travel.

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We use our external screen from October to march, and the internal factory fitted blind for the rest of the year. We certainly wouldn't be without the externals in the winter.

After a time, all that condensation caused by not using external screen, must surely have a detrimental effect on the dashboard area where it meets the base of the windscreen.

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We use our external screen from October to march, and the internal factory fitted blind for the rest of the year. We certainly wouldn't be without the externals in the winter.

After a time, all that condensation caused by not using external screen, must surely have a detrimental effect on the dashboard area where it meets the base of the windscreen.

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Yes Jock, i;ll echo that, if we don't use the external ones, the amount of condensation is incredible. Best thing we ever bought.

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I shall shortly be buying an external screen for my w/screen-probably not bother with sidescreens for the cab, as they are double-glazed.

Can anybody please advise the various options for attaching an external screen to 'A' class 'vans with no cab doors and mirrors that have a bottom-mounted bracket.
I am aware of the Isomatten Screen method of attaching a channel to the van bodywork.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Try Van Comfort, they can usually fit any shape windscreen.

They use a combination of fitted bungies and suction pads.

The fabric they use is half the thickness of conventional screens but still manage to do an efficient job. They are also very reflective which helps to reflect the warmth back into the cab and the sun in the winter.

An added bonus is that they roll up much smaller than the thicker screens.

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