Silver Screen Thingys

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  1. chaser

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    what are these things for, been on a camp meet this week and vans drive on , first thing they do is cover the windscreen up, sorry but what are they for, must make it dark inside , what are they keeping out, the sun or the cold, because we've never found any condition why we would want one, we have five vans in our family and friends but none of us have them.
    What, why.
     
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    Mainly used to keep both sun and condensation out. Also handy for keeping nosey peeping toms out.
     
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    They are keeping your MH cool in summer & warmer in winter (y). They can be for outside or inside too. I'm just about to order an outside set for my MH. IMO they are must for winter & a bit of privacy. Plenty of light from the side windows but some have a fold down centre piece if it's too dark for you.

    Thanks Antony
     
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    external keep heat in and stops all condensation (y):D
    terry
     
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    Used ours a couple of weeks ago and were great. No condensation. Kept van much cooler in the sun. And in Yorkshire as well!
     
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    'spect it's a bit like putting a Gate on your Drive,

    "This is mine!"

    OR!!! Me and the misses are going to try position 74 in the Karma Sutra (standing on one leg, jiggling!, bottle bush and tin of treacle!) and if it goes tits up, we don't want any witnesses! ;)
     
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    As others have said, it insulates the front screen. We tend to use ours only in cold weather, not warm weather (we just draw curtains at night).
     
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    I've seen some of these on site today, the van a few doors down has them on, it's rained on and off throughout last night and today so I'm wondering where I would store such things when they're soaking wet, I think I'll put up with the condensation for now
     
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    I have them on the outside, has the bit in the middle that you can let down to let the light in in the daytime.
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    Keeps inside warmer in winter
    Keeps inside cooler in summer
    Stops condensation in cold
     
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    Most of the water shakes off and they fit in a waterproof shinty stick bag, no problem!:) You'll have one of those lying around?
    Rather that than the condensation we get when not using them.
     
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    If they are wet when packing up they travel in the shower.
     
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    We find them very useful - vital I would say in sub-zero temperatures. They minimise condensation in cold / wet weather and help keep the van cool if the temperature gets up around 30ºC. Ours is an A-class with a large screen and side window area and I would not want to be without our Silver Screens.
    Regarding storage when wet, this is not a problem for us. I simply get off as much water as possible then put them in the garage until dry, or until I can get them out in the sun.
    Of course they block out the light, but the central front screen panel can be rolled down to let in light when the screen's insulation is not required.
     
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  13. chaser

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    Still not convinced, how do you know if it's hot or cold outside if it stops both
     
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    If the wife puts on her gloves when she off out to get the beer it's cold. If not, it's warm.(y)
     
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    Wouldnt be without a set. Even when there was 5 of us and 2 dogs, webasto on full, we never had condensation running down the glass.
    Even better when they fold down at the front and have the mesh bit. You can see out but no one can see in. We've bought some for our new van. Keeping the mesh bit ,Off the old set, to save us £60 ! , letting the new owners have the other set with the mizar. Brilliant kit.
    Great service and staff at Cleckheaton genuine paragon silver screens.
     
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    Not only do they do a great job at heat regulating but also make it nice and dark so you don't get woken too early by all the bright British sun we get early in the morning.
     
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    Noooo...
    Not position 74!!!:Eeek:
    Your old knees wont take that kind of strain.
    Might help to get rid of the treacle tin and be sure to stand on your good leg. (The one without the woodworm).

    Hang on....Tits up??
    Position 74 is supposed to go arse up.
    Turn the book round, you daft old sod, you got it upside down.
    you're looking at position 47.
    :doh:
     
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    Good grief:doh: You're right young John(y) SO! that's why the Blancmange wouldn't stay in place:doh: and the VICK ointment made me ears turn funny!

    Live and learn I'spose:whistle2:
     
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    You stick your head out the door.:)
     
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    I set of for a bit of an adventure from the UK in December, I was unsure wether I needed these or not.

    I can now say, if they do what they say on the can. They are a must.
     
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