A few virgin questions

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  1. Soaringman

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    Well we have finally picked up our 1st Motorhome :Laughing:
    And I have a few questions that may seem silly to you vets but I'm not proud.

    What is the big silver windscreen protector for ?
    I put it on on the way home but found it a bit scary:Eek!:

    more questions to come when I can remember them:Doh:
     
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  2. tofo

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    Was it the one with the square arm holes :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    If so you had it on inside out to keep you warm :Eeek::thumb::Cool::Doh:
     
  3. Reallyretired

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    The windscreen protector sounds like an external silver screen. Do NOT put it on when driving :Eeek:
    It goes on when you're pitched to act as insulation and privacy.
     
  4. Soaringman

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    So just for insulation really, I am thinking it seems to take up a lot of space, and do I really need to take it when touring or just whilst parked up at home?
     
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    If you've got blinds on the windscreen then you don't really need it. I don't have Silver screens myself, but many claim they're good for reducing condensation on the windscreen. They are a bit of a faff to put on and take down, and definitely unwise to use in any situation where you might need to drive off in a hurry such as a wild camp place.
     
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    A virgin with a motorhome now that is verging on the ridiculous:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Definitely keep them with you. A big A-class windscreen is the greatest source of heat loss in the van and the external screen really makes a difference. We have internal concertina Remis blinds as well, but I would not think of sleeping in the van without the external screens when it is cold outside - certainly when near zero or below. Without them, you will find quite a lot of condensation in the morning. Also, they can be a real benefit in hot weather. A couple of years ago we had to break our tour and stay for a week on a stellplatz in Bavaria when it was 30 - 35ºC every day from about 10.30 am onwards. Without them it would have been impossible to keep the van habitable.
    I presume your N+B doesn't have a garage, otherwise no storage problem. Alternatively, can they be stowed in the space between the floors (side lockers) or if all else fails, in the back of the wardrobe? I have heard of people carrying them in the shower room - I can see the point when they are wet and need to drain, but I would not want them in there all the time.
     
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    I am from Essex, i know nothing of virgins.
     
  9. GJH

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    Don't worry about that, we all asked them once :BigGrin:

    We always use our external screen covers when pitched, except in warmer weather. As said earlier they stop a lot of heat loss.
     
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    Follow the thread. Somebody's avin a laff.
    Jim
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    IMC instruction.
     
  12. Soaringman

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    Hi and thanks for your comments, the question was serious, however the bit about trying it on the way home was tongue firmly in cheek:RollEyes:(well it is a funsters site)

    We do have a half height garage at the back where the visor is stored, but it takes up a lot of room. However after reading the comments we will def be taking it with us.
    Thanks
    Martin
     
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    I keep mine in a "stuff bag". It takes up no more room than a sleeping bag would.

    Roy
     
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