Open or Closed?

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It's a hot night. How do you leave your windows?

  1. Fully open

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  2. Open in the locked vent position

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  3. Locked

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    What is more important - keeping cool on a hot summers night, or keeping secure?
     
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    If they want to get in a plastic window isn't going to stop them
     
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    With the locked vent position you are leaving something for a would be thief to get a bar or screwdriver in to prise it open.I also have trembler alarms on each window so they will go off at the first bump.
     
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  4. Autowbars

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    Buy cheap O battery operated alarms on a string, fasten to window catches, when opened they SCREAM.
    That is what we use, about £2 each on fleabay
     
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    Roof vents open but locked in place, only windows open would be those next to us in bed (no valuables kept there) with the fly screens covering them to keep bugs and other larger critters out!
     
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    Windows closed and vents open a bit. The gas has to escape somewhere.............


    ........our spaniel could fart for England
     
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    Top hekis open but fly screen over. Remember when Ianthe builder had a hand come through his open window and it was daytime.
    If very hot no clothes on helps!!( but you did that yesterday!)

    Secure but sweaty for us!
     
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    Is that to deter the would be burglars?
     
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    Yes indeed enough to frighten any burglar !!
     
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    we have highish windows at our bed end, I can barely reach them from outside, we are happy to leave them open and blinds closed at night

    other end closed at night but open when we are still up

    but we do have a genuine growler on board :)

    its only you lot who know how soft she is (y)

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    We have a Miniature Schnauzer that trained as a terrorist in a previous life.
     
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    Windows shut and I'll be sleeping on air bed under the awning outside if it's that warm ....:sun:
     
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    I used to leave all roof vents open and windows open with fly screens down ( to prevents cats escaping!)
    I wasn't worried about anyone trying to get in as I have a Holly dog, who'd rip the face off anyone who tried.
    Wouldn't have left side windows open if I was wild camping though, but felt OK on a site.
     
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    If its hot roof vents front and back open with bug screens shut both bedroom windows fully open with bug vents closed gotta keep cool and fan running all night either on ehu or off the inverter.
     
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    If there was anything else outside that was scarier than me, I'd be very surprised lol. Besides which, our youngest dog would not be impressed if someone tried to get in but the older dog would make them a cup of coffee & help them out with the telly! I'd hear a midge fart if it did it outside our place so I certainly wouldn't sleep through any bad guys trying to get in. Oh not to mention the fact that I'd set the wife on them!!!!!
     
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    Install a Fiamma 2-way fan in the nearest roof vent, generally situated above the bed. We never sleep with the side windows open - you might as well hang a sign outside saying "Enter Here". With the fan running all night we have never had a problem even when daytime temperatures were above 40c.
     
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    Roof vents open and the one in the side of the overcab in the Bessie - we also used to put the pillows down the window end too, so our faces got any breeze that might happen to pass LOL

    In the Pilote - roof vents and also the window on the outside of the fixed bed - if they chose to enter there, they have to climb over Pete then me, before they could possibly access anything that they might think (erroneously LOL) was worth having. Even were it possible to get any of the overhead lockers above the bed open, they'd either have access to bread and suchlike to grab, or my or Pete's underwear.

    I don't think we'd be that bothered - except the fact they'd tried in the first place really.

    Plus of course, if a place seems iffy or there were dodgy folk about, I'd never be able to sleep in the first place so the chances are we wouldn't BE there. On campsites where we've felt comfortable enough, everythings been wide open with fly screens obviously, there again we've been known to sit out till 2 am-ish in company with our neighbours when it's been THAT hot.

    Been a long time since we've been that hot (anywhere) though!
     
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    Everything closed up but genny on and aircon on full blast, :getmecoat:
     
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    Open but then they do have a Dobermann and the wife to get through first, so I'm safe !!
     
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    Roof vents all open with fly screens shut. Windows nearest our heads open with fly screens shut, alarm on and seat belts through cab doors. Recently bought 2 endless breeze 12volt fans from US.
     
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