Fitting Internal Silverscreens

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  1. PodsPals

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    Help please funsters. We have a set of external Silverscreen and they have been great during the cooler months. But they take up a lot of space and are heavy and if on an Aire we were advised we couldn't use them. So at a recent show at Harrogate we bought a set of internal screens. Much easier to store, lighter, etc. So we get to a site and push the suckers through the holes and we find they won't stick to the glass apart from a few minutes before gracefully falling down - oops not a pretty sight when I am getting ready for bed. We have tried the old remedy of spittle on the sucker but that makes them adhere less. Ok guys and gals what are we doing wrong? Any tips would be much appreciated
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    I've never had much success with internal screens. In desperation I've pulled the visors down on them and put stuff along the dashboard to keep them in place..
    On the motorhome I gave up and hung a duvet cover from the lockers over the cab---not pretty but it worked.
     
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    Lick the suckers......they need a thin liquid seal to make them stay put.

    Ooops......just seen you tried that.

    If that doesnt work then the suckers are too stiff.....replace with softer ones.
     
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    Who advised you that you can't use silver screens on an aire? complete tosh
     
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    The logic was twofold - if you need to make a quick getaway, it is harder to do so with external screens and secondly the All the Aires book suggested you shouldn't cos of security - remember we are new to this malarkey
     
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    I would never stop at an air that I felt was dodgy. The point I'm making is someone told you you cannot and that is simply not true. The only reason you don't see many is because it's not usually cold when you're on holiday.
     
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    Hi, we made our first MoHo internal silver screens for our old Kon-Tiki (Radiator backing) and they worked superb. I bought expensive 'suckers' with hooks on but found by the following morning (especially if it was cold) the suckers would have dropped off making nude early morning stretches a 'little iffy'.:eek:

    We bought a flat card of cheap suckers (12) from ebay and they were great, nice and soft - problem we then had was we couldn't get them off.

    Problem solved - leave them on and just put the screens on when we needed them on.

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    Trikeman.;)
     
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    Best investment is a set of cab blinds. Worth every penny
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    Have to agree we use our externals on Aires all the time especially as we travel in winter a lot and likewise if it feels dodgy we don't stay.
     
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    Oi! So you're the one who nicked my nice pink Android Tablet bag! :X3:
     
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    Our internal screens are so stuff the just stay in place if the suckers come off. Cold seems to be what gets the suckers. Makes them too stiff to get a good seal.
     
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    I'm interested in this as well we bought milenco internal blinds and they keep falling off.
    we have external ones as well which we do use instead and we do use them on some aires but not others. Especially where the notice says no camping by order of the mayor or you will be punished. Got to laugh at that one. no leveling blocks or steadies even allowed on some. Same goes for external blinds.
     
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    Hello from a fellow kemerton owner. Not a great fan of internal stick up blinds, our van came with these, we have external for the colder months IMG_20150415_093631269_HDR.jpg
     
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    Thanks Golly, our Kemerton has curtains instead but I see your colour scheme is the same as ours.
     
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    That is the same blinds that came in mine but I upgraded them. At four years old the tracks for the centre blind where disintegrating at the top. I still have those fan type side blinds in the loft.
     
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