A WARM BED

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  1. maxine and jo

    maxine and jo Read Only Funster

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    We have a overcab bunk and when we travel back to UK we found even with screens in cab windows and heating on low it was cold (possible because it's always raining!) so we fitted some crown floor insulation (18mm) under the mattress , this also helped to reduce condensation
     
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  2. John Laidler

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    A bit like the old saying about if you have 4 blankets, sleep on top of three of them and have one on top. On my cycling travels I have a down filled self-inflating sleeping mattress and it is a big improvement on the standard self inflating mattress without a down filling I had before.
     
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    Get the wife to climb in first:Smile:
     
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  4. Allan & Loren

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    My sister in law swears by a high tog duvet as a mattress topper to keep her warm as she really feels the cold.
     
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    I have bought a 50mm memory foam mattress topper, blooming heck it just radiates your body heat and you really feel the benefit both heat and comfort wise, just storing the bugger is awkward
    pete
     
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    I too bought a thick (about 4 inch) memory foam topper for my overcab bed,,,,,, mmmmm really warm and scrummy.
    However, I now have a nose like Henry Cooper after a midnight sneeze. :doh:

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :wink:
     
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    electric blanket.. (y)
     
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    Yes I use duvet underneath lovily and warm
     
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    And for us, even over the engine I still like it No 6 while brushing my teeth, and then to No1 for 9 hours on timer (even then still usually wake up after it has switched off zzzzzzxx)

    Best thing we bought
     
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    If anything we have the opposite problem. It's warm up top.
    If we close the curtains off to the hab it stops the Webasto throwing the heat up there as much. Ours does have a large Luton bubble though. With windows to the front and both sides. In the summer with All the windows open and fly screens up, you get a lovely breeze too. It will be strange sleeping at floor level once Ralphs finished the pvc.
     
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    Sleeping bag is the answer, We have military arctic down bags and they are really warm as you have to keep them open a bit or boil to death. Fantastic value ex MOD and unissued, so I got some of my tax money back there.
    The problem I feel most upset about is the bed is lumpy and a pain to set up even with a memory foam topper, I am now considering buying a new van with a drop down bed to get over it.
     
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    Had to give my pussers green slug back when I left but now have a Blacks five seasons sack which copes with everything!!
     
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    Can I ask a question? Is the floor insulation 'breathable'? With a foam mattress especially you often get condensation (from perspiration and breathing whilst in bed, and we don't want to stop either of those happening LOL) forming under it where it touches any hard surface.

    Plus - you can get really really brilliant insulation underneath any, but esp foam mattresses by placing a thickish layer of newspaper under the mattress! In an old caravan, sited somewhere from April to Oct for years and slept in 3 or 4 nights a week, I used to beg pre-read 2 or 3 Sunday Times from a neighbour who took it regularly, and lay them under the mattress! (well actually they were seat and back cushions from a 4 seater dinette, so they were stood up, which is what you do when you store vans) Chucked away every Oct and renewed every April.

    If it's a slatted base in an overcab without an underneath cover when lifted - so the Times would be visible when the cab was in use - pull the bed down, lay a sheet over the slats, paper on top, fold the loose edges over the paper, add the mattress. Costs nowt.
     
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    Hi Sedge the crown floor insulation is a polystyrene building slab that go's under soiled floor's in house building
    because of it thermal use it form's a barrier between the mattress and the cab
     
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    we put a good sleeping bag down first. that helps , I did try putting the wife in first Tootles but she is no help . she takes to long to warm up.
     
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