Internal silver colour screens

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  1. Allanm

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    I've just bought a set of these from CAK Tanks to fit in my MH. Wow! What a difference they make to the interior temperature.
    At the moment the van is parked in full sun shining on the windscreen till about 2pm. With the screens in place it is so much cooler inside.
    If anyone is thinking of getting these screens and is dithering over whether they will be useful, stop dithering and buy them
    I was told at a dealers that I would really only need them in the winter to keep out the cold.
    Glad I didn't listen! They are lightweight and easy to store too
    Allan
     
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    I've been thinking of getting a set for ages, you've just encouraged me to get some. So I've just ordered a set, many thanks. Teepee.
     
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    one problem with internal silver screens in summer is the temperature of the air between the screens and the glass. it increases the surface temperature of the glass and can cause any chips to become cracks. external screens reflect the heat before it reaches the glass and the van is even cooler:thumb:
     
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    Not to mention the condensation :BigGrin: which you don't get with external screens.

    Mike
     
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    well that's (many) dealer's for you ....clueless. :Doh:

    Internal screens have next to no thermal properties...they simply reflect the suns rays.
    You would get the same result from baking foil.

    External screens are thermally insulated and retain heat in the van
     
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    These screens are thermal screens, not quite as efficient as external covers, but they are lightweight, don't get dirty and go on and off easily
    They certainly do the job in the sun, I will find out how they are in the winter and decide then if I need external ones. But for now, they are ideal
    Allan
     
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    should have said, I have a set of both. I use the externals all year and can leave cab windows open behind them for ventilation. I fit both when im in very cold weather of below -4, keeps the van toasty and warm with no condensation or cold spot in the cab. both have their uses with plus and minus points for each version
     
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