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  1. firebird123

    firebird123 Funster

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    We have just spent a cold night in our MH Apache, at Lincoln, show, we had the screens up on the windscreen and down on each individual window as well as curtains drawn, windows were tightly closed, the part where are heads were, (two windows) was the coldest, I ended up wearing a wooly hat !
    Is it ok to leave the gas fire on low all night ?
    Any other suggestions ?
     
  2. Minxy Girl

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    Ah yes, the lovely window at the head cold bonce scenario! I too used to wear a wooly hat but find a hoodie actually works better on the rare occasions I need it. I'd suggest is getting some of the silver bubble wrap type material used for normal type car sun screens and cut it to shape to fit the window so it goes between the 'plastic' and the blind, you'll be pleasantly surprised at just how much this reduces the cold, also if you only have thin 'cosmetic' curtains replace them with some thermal lined ones as again this makes a huge difference. We used to have a Rimor and that had a huge window running down the side of the transverse bed and another at the foot and bl**dy hell did it get cold ... by doing as I've suggested it made it much more snuggly and warm.

    If you have the kind of windows with built in air vents you can put some of the silver screen material behind the trim to stop the draught too, also check the cab doors to make sure they don't have any air vents letting cold air in and turn the dial on the dash for the cab vents to 'recycle' so it closes off the inlet for the outside air.

    You can, as you've asked leave the gas fire on but that's just masking the problem rather than trying to prevent it in the first place.
     
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  3. firebird123

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    Thanks Minx !
     
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    I can see you in onecie bruce
     
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    Some great ideas there Minx, thank you. asap we plan to put a heavy curtain accross from door to door behind the cab seats in our Wentworth to help with the cold.
     
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    You'll usually find some really good quality curtains at charity shops or car boot sales, much better and a lot cheaper than stuff in 'normal' shops! If you are handy with a sewing machine altering them isn't difficult, but if its only a case of taking the hem up that's easily done by hand. If there's excess material you can also use it to make cushions, seat covers etc to blend it all in.
     
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    Trouble with onesies is when you want to go to the loo in the middle of the night ... there is no way to be 'quiet' whilst trying to escape one!
     
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    Another thought, if you have a cold wall at the side of a fixed bed (ie without windows) you could also put some 'mock' curtains across there as they again will add another layer of insulation and make your bed feel nice and snug, alternatively put some curtains across the bed access point so that you have a 'cocoon' which is much easier to keep the heat in.
     
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    Juzt put the heating on and turn the temp down at bedtime.

    D.
     
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    just an obvious word of warning. dont block all the ventilation if using the gas appliances. C0 poisoning is very real, you cant smell or taste it. you just get a VERY good sleep.....permanently
     
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    One other suggestion - make sure the bed is WARM before you get into it so it doesn't chill you - hot water bottles may be old fashioned but you simply cannot beat them! We have 2 duvets on our camper bed so are nice and warm on a night time, even in the snow.
     
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    we pre warm the beds by letting the dogs on them. make comfy hot water bottles too
     
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    get your shelf a carbon monoxide detector even beater buy two one in sleep aria and one in siting aria
     
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    we pre warm the bed's by making the grand kids warm them up for us:whistle2::laughing:
     
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    Invest in new fleecy Pjs and a higher tog duvet. We just came back from Skye, it was lashing of rain and really windy but we were warm.
     
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    Your room heater is room sealed so virtually no chance of carbon monoxide entering the motorhome. They are perfectly safe to leave ruñning overnight. If anyone disputes this please add links to confirmed reports of people being killed by CO produced by properly installed, purpose designed room heaters such as the Truma units installed by Autotrail and many (most) other motorhome manufacturers.

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    thats a brave thing to say Dave. as you know, how it leaves the factory, its likely safe, but add in a few services or repairs and leaks happen. ovens and hobs along with fridges produce a greater risk though

    a C0 detector can be bought for under £20 but what price do you put on safety
     
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    my gas appliances are checked on a regular basis but I still have Co detector's fitted
    any appliance in a motor home is only as good as the last speed hump
    or pot hole
     
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    Its a good job you heating luddites don't come skiing!
     
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    Yuk, no thanks. :)
     
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