Thermal blinds questions?

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    catspyjamas Funster

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    Internal or external?

    Does anyone know of thermal blinds that will fit a Fiat Scudo?

    I see that Milenco make "Universal" internal blinds - would these work on a smaller windscreen? Can you adjust where the suckers attach?
     
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    errr dependant on your type traveling from what i have heard I would have both, for sites/rallies with friends the external as they dont seem to cause condensation on the window, for wild camping internal, ok you get some condensation with internal but if you should feel unsafe in an area and want to move quickly you dont have to leave the vehicle to get the screen off the window. Just pull inside screen down as you start the motor wipe screen if needed to see out of and drive away.What sometimes look like nice quiet spots to us in the day/early evening could be the area certain people with evening activities in mind visit
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
    I gather from your reply that you think that external are more effective.
    Are external blinds nickable or do you have to open the doors to remove them? - My motorhome is normally parked in a fairly public place.
     
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    :RollEyes:hi external blinds hook over the two cab doors so you would have to open both doors to remove. internal are secured by suction caps on the inside of the window. hope this helps
     
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    We have an external "Silver Screen" which has a flap at the front . When you fold this down there is a mesh piece underneath. You can see out , people cant see in.This can also be folded down if you want a clear screen at the front.
    Its from Cleckheaton. We picked it up as they arnt far away. A small family business, but they do deliver. Just tell them what cab you have. They make them to fit, perfectly. The fabric is thin and bonded , it doesn't flap about etc. You have to open the doors to put them on and take them off. So you wouldnt be able to pinch them.
    There are 3 teenagers 2 adults and 2 border terriers in our Motorhome.
    When we use the screen in winter or on an evening , theres no condensation , at all.
    When we dont , it runs down the cab windows , like a river:BigGrin:
    It also keeps the MH cool in the summer.
    If we go out , not wanting to take the dogs. For a meal or shopping or something . We know that we can put this on . close all the habitation blinds , open a roof vent .
    Because the MH is fully winterized they will not get over heated, even on the warmest day .
    (We tried it with the kids first:Rofl1:)

    You can pick them up , cheaper , second hand from the company , as they PX them when people change their MH's.
    You can also pick them up on ebay.
    There are copies around , which are cheaper still too. Though i dont know how they compare , insulation wise.
    Bev
     
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    A very valid security point:thumb:
    Can you please advise the whereabouts of these sites:Wink::BigGrin:
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    Yes Geo, I thought so seeing as the op is one of our female solo campers.

    As to where these places are :Doh: - :Blush: i wouldnt know cos im a nice lady :Smile: and nice ladies dont know these things,(we just hear about them)
     
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    We have external blinds but use them inside if we wildcamp. We secure them over the cab doors (in reverse) and use the sun visors to keep the windscreen panel in place. If we need to move in a hurry (which we haven't so far - touch wood) we can just open up the front panel to see out.
     
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    Never thought of that. Does it stop the condensation on the inside of the glass though ? We get loads in the winter on ours being a full MH , without ours on:Doh:
    Bev
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    No, we do get a bit of condensation but there's only 3 of us.
     
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    Hi we have both, I put the internals on when van is parked on the drive (to stop sun damage) or wilding.We use the external one everywhere else as there is no condensation unlike the internals.I like Jills idea and may well try it out :thumb:personally I would not leave the externals on if leaving the van in a public place ( storage )It would not take much to pull the secured bits from the closed doors cut them off and get bits added :Eeek:
    terry
    internal = condensation
    external = none
     
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    Thanks for your detailed answer Bev. I shall try and contact the company to see if they can make some externals :thumb:
     
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    thanks Terry for the info. I think I've decided on externals now!
     
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    If you google Silver screens and Talormade both are equally good :thumb: Taylor-made a little cheaper.The drop down front panel from TM is worth the little extra and referred to as a nosy net :thumb::Rofl1:Ours is a TM but have had SS on different van :thumb:
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    I got a white Fiamma external, second hand for £20. Keeps the sun out, plus protects the screen from flying debris in windy weather. Fits in a flash, and no condensation. As for 'moving in a hurry' - we'd be stuffed anyway, as we are always hooked up!:Laughing:
     
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