Siver Screens (yawn,yawn)

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  1. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Probably an old thread being resurrected but just an update on silver screens.



    We’re booked in to have air suspension fitted in Warrington this week and while we're here thought I’d check out screens as we’re not too far from Cleckheaton, the nights are getting colder, our screen’s getting wetter and we could collect on our way home.


    For a 2007 onwards Peugeot Boxer I’ve been quoted:



    Taylormade £117.50
    http://www.taylormade-covers.co.uk/index.html


    Minster Products in Sheffield £110 +VAT (will send a pro-forma invoice as they don’t do cards)
    http://www.minsterproducts.co.uk/wizmailer.cgi


    Silver Screens £139 (less £20 for collection with cash or cheque as they don’t do cards). :thumb:

    http://www.silverscreens.co.uk/



    Had a long conversation with SS and I mentioned his son who operates as Silver Products and turns out screens a lot cheaper. I’m told that said son uses material that Dad wouldn’t use, i.e. the middle of rolls that can be creased etc. etc. Whether that means inferior quality I don’t know but I have decided where I’m buying from.



    Silver Products £95 inc pp
    http://www.silverproducts.co.uk/
     
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    Hi

    We bought the silver products screens, never had any problems with them and when we ordered them it was for the non daylight ones but they sent us the ones with day light so we got a bargain.

    Dale

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    Likewise, we've a Silver Products screen on our Ducato. Great fit, good and thick, rolls up ,folds up, no creasing at all. And the waterproof bag provided is big enough to get the screen into easily, not like shoving a tent into that stupid little zip up bag thing! Buy one!
     
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    Ok.. as a philistine who has a full set of screens but never used them. what am I missing out on ?
    We have a C class with draw curtains that isolate the cab ( albeit they are only thin )

    Do the silver screens REALLY make a difference ?
     
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    As the going says "if you've never had them, you'll never miss them" . As we've only ever used silver screens I can say that they do make a big difference as they keep the heat in, the differnence being felt when the time comes to take them off and you can feel the cold. The internal screens that came with the motor just cause lots of condensation.

    Dale


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    Ahh.. now that is interesting as we do get condensation even without the screens

    Now you have me wondering if I should invest in a set of out door ones

    Or not as I never used the ones I have

    Or..

    orrrrr

    ohhh fer gawd sake


    Now I am in even MORE of a bloody quandary !!
     
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    Anybody recommend any of the previously mentioned or any other to have a set made?

    We use the van, Winne A class alot in winter and needless to say two bloomin great windscreen are fun to keep the condensation under any kind of control:Eeek:

    What we fancy is the type that the middle can be dropped down during the day to let light in then velcroed back up in the evening.


    .....and yes, I'm planning on being sat down when the price comes in:Doh:
     
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    Yup, we got them and immediately noticed the lack of condensation when we started using them. A good buy.

    One problem for wildcampers on public roads - it brings you into contact with regulation enforcers - failing to display your VEL :Doh:
    One advantage of living in a field Jaws. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    YES
    We have a set from Cleckheaton. Silver screens. The one with the drop down front with the mesh insert . These are good as we can have the front flap down , see out through the day. Flap up at night , keeps the heat in and the cold out. There are 5 in our MH and 2 dogs . Even in - temps theres no condensation on the cab glass , when the screen is on. If we just pull on the curtains its running , streaming down the glass.
    They also keep the MH cool in the summer too. Ours is fully winterised so with the blinds down and the screen on it doesn't get hot inside in the summer. Brilliant for the dogs , and us for that matter:Wink:
    The place in Cleckheaton does PX screens cheaper too. They will take your old silver screen , if its in good condition towards a new one for your new MH, then sell the other one cheap to someone. We have some inner ones, which came with the MH. These take longer to put up , and dont stop the condensation at all. They are probably better at keeping out the heat then keeping in the warmth.
    Bev
     
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    We had external screens supplied with the van (A-Class). Not a particularly good fit and not all that effective at stopping condensation. Also when it's been raining they are wet when you put them away. Bought some internal ones from Vancomfort, made to measure. They are easy to fit and much more effective. They remain dry regardless of the conditions outside. Another plus is that you don't have to go outside to take them down, either to admit more light or to drive off in an emergency.
    The downside is that they won't stop the outside of the screen from frosting up.
     
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    As I said in the original post our screen has been running with condensation in the morning over this last month, short of asking SWMBO to cut down on the cooking, heating and breathing I can't see any solution short of screens. We're going for external with the fold down flap and mesh which they call a solar panel. Wonder if it'll top up the batteries? :Wink:
     
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    I have the silver products bought from ebay new as every now and again he sells off at about half price his ex display and show stock etc. I have a gold coloured van and mine is a set he made as a one off to show what gold edging looked like at the shows:BigGrin:.
     
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    I've got an old AClass one of the first Pilote made, phoned Siver Screens and was basically told to go jump by the female answering the phone! SO! went to CAK Tanks and ordered the kit I wanted and Mrs R knocked them up for UNDER half the price Iexpected (and was willing) to pay. My advice, and this works with a thingee running on this site about how do we as a group save a few quid, D I Y
     
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    Forgot to say Mrs R knocked 'em up on a normal sewing machine, nothing special, all the kit you need is available from C A K Tanks (page 41 in their catalogue) 0844 414 2324.
     
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    Now you have me wondering if I should invest in a set of out door ones


    Get spending :BigGrin:
     
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    So how did you do it and what material did you need? Could you give us a little more info as I need to knock up a bonnet set for the winter in the alps.
     
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    Condensation this last week really bad in mornings, considering the Silver Products screens (Ducato 2010) could anyone provide me with the weight and size when packed in bag, cannot seem to find this on website.

    I can see despite my initial objections OH is correct and for winter trips they will be necessary.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Stewart
     
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    Condensation this last week really bad in mornings, considering the Silver Products screens (Ducato 2010) could anyone provide me with the weight and size when packed in bag, cannot seem to find this on website.



    You wont regret getting one. If you use the MH through the winter , it will make the cab area much warmer.
    The silver screen ones come with a flap that covers the engine vents too, stopping drafts.

    Our silver screen ( Cleckheaton ) ways only 5.5lb and rolls into a bag which is 40 inch long and 38 inch diameter.
    We just happen to have it in the dining room , a friend wanted to try it on theres, and ive jumped on the digital scales with it for you.:Wink:

    You could actually fold it up smaller if you didn't have the bag to go with it though. It fixes on and removes in no time. If it gets wet its only surface wet not soaked through. Just wipe it down or stand it in the shower whilst moving to your next spot.

    Bev
     
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    Hi,
    I bought a set of covers from taylormade whilst at the cheshire show in July, they have the long front that covers the bonnet grillles on the peugeot boxer/fiat ducato, although my van has the modifications to stop the engine bay flooding it is still nice to see a clean dry bay. I was in York last weekend and had the windscreen cover peeled down, about 5pm it was raining outside and the screen started to mist, I went outside and closed the screen via the velcro strips and almost immediately the screen cleared up on the inside. The positives I find:-
    I dont need to close the interior curtains, (gives a more spacious feeling in a sub 6mtr MH).
    Covers bonnet grilles
    Definately feels more snug and secure.
    No condensation on the screen and side windows during the night.
    Ability to leave screens on whilst pitched and peel down the front for daylight.
    Magnets fitted to side screens to hold to securely to doors
    Stops black streak syndrome forming on windscreen from water running from roof.
    Negatives:-
    Screens absorb rainwater through the stitching, takes ages to dry out / drip dry. (I stash them in the shower cubicle till home and then refit them to dry)
    Sod to fold up and put into (generous) sized bag, roll them flat but as soon as you try to push then into the bag, they re-inflate.
    Dont fit too well round door mirrors.
     
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