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28-11-2020 13:23
Ozzyjohn
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Originally Posted by Relyat View Post
Research done and blinds ordered.
Now I wait!!!
Well done, don’t forget to update us with a picture when you have received and fitted them, please.


Regards,
John
27-11-2020 18:37
Relyat Research done and blinds ordered.
Now I wait!!!
24-11-2020 19:32
aldra
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Originally Posted by dghr272 View Post
My ‘present’ Mrs feels the same way, although you’ve triggered thoughts of trading her in for a ‘wilder’ model. 😄

Problem being .... who else would put up with me. 🙂

Terry
Wise, I definitely wouldn’t

Wild camping or not

But then again she may be happy to trade you in for a wilder model

Don’t underestimate us women

Sandra
24-11-2020 19:14
dghr272
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Originally Posted by Relyat View Post
Thanks for your input.
Seems like external is the way to go.

Most of our travels will be southern Europe, at least initially, and the present Mrs R prefers sites to the idea of wild camping.
My ‘present’ Mrs feels the same way, although you’ve triggered thoughts of trading her in for a ‘wilder’ model. 😄

Problem being .... who else would put up with me. 🙂

Terry
24-11-2020 19:05
aldra I agree

If on sites , brilliant

Keep out the heat or keep it in

Curtains are worth looking at

But I couldn’t find a photo of ours to show you

We have never worried about security as we have the hound from hell

Our worry is ensuring he can’t reach anyone approaching the MH

Outside it he is a baby

A gentle giant

Inside a hound from hell

Sandra
24-11-2020 18:50
Relyat Thanks for your input.
Seems like external is the way to go.

Most of our travels will be southern Europe, at least initially, and the present Mrs R prefers sites to the idea of wild camping.
24-11-2020 13:31
jiwawa If you're a wildcamper, you probably won't want to deploy external screens in case you need to make a rapid exit.

I have internal pleated screens that pull across the A-class window but I also use a home-made thermal curtain across that area that is held in place with velcro on the front-facing edge of the drop-down bed. It's not the easiest to put in place but it IS very effective against both heat and cold.
24-11-2020 11:50
dghr272 As you are in Spain I suggest that external thermals will really help keep you cooler.

Terry
24-11-2020 11:08
JanHank I only have the inside blinds, the Side windows are a bit fiddly and you have to be careful closing and opening them.

I also have a top to toe curtain between the cab and habitation area that I wouldn't be without, it keeps all the heat in the hab area and keeps the cold and sun heat from coming in from the cab area. The curtain is fixed with press studs and is put away under a seat when not in use.
24-11-2020 10:58
aldra I would agree with John

I have both internal and external blinds and have fitted proper weight curtains to every window, including the cab

The curtains definitely help with condensation and I could see no sense to those flimsy bits of material that pass for curtains in most vans

The outside silver blinds we use against heat as we rarely travel in very low temps, but if you do then they are certainly going to be more effective than internal blinds at insulation

Sandra
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