Thermal screen covers

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  1. Dave K

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    Thinking about getting a thermal screen cover for the outside of the windscreen and side windows and just wondered your thoughts on them and if they cut down on the condensation?
     
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    silverscreens are an absolute must in our opinion. keeps the cab warmer in winter with no condensation and cooler in summer avoiding the greenhouse effect of all that glass
     
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    oh and the best ones we have found in all the years we have used them and tried nearly all are the originals made by silverscreens themselves. taylormade and others are knock off copies of far less quality
     
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    Silver screens are a must worth every penny
     
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    Another vote for silverscreens.
     
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    I also use external silver screens which keep the MH warmer inside and virtually eliminate condensation (y)
     
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    Are the silver screens the Paragon ones or the Taylormade?
    Which are the originals?
     
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    Paragon (y)
     
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    My notes on our experience of Fiamma internal, Taylormade and Silver Screens Paragon (which we have now) Here.
     
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    Very informative!

    My first set of taylormade screens bought new used for 51/2 years sold with van after 120 +nights a year, still perfect.
    Second set bought secondhand used for 5years sold 3 years ago and still good condition according to current owner.
    Currently using secondhand set that are 3 years old and perfect.
    And all Taylormade. Where does the knock off quality fit in?
     
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    Taylormade & Para-Gon silver screens generally rate as equally good by those who have had both :)
     
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    I buy vans, do them up and sell on. over the years have had many many sets included with various shape vans. without fail the taylormade ones have had poor stitching and less padding. on the other hand pretty much all the genuine silverscreens have been as new even after prolonged use.

    several years ago I bought a new set of taylormade screens for a vw lt as nobody else had them on the shelf. took them back after a few weeks as they were a bad fit and the stitching was fraying. A very unpleasant chap to deal with, in my opinion more like a dodgy second hand car salesman

    bear in mind it was silverscreens that first came up with the idea and designed the originals. They did the r&d and sourced the best materials possible. when sales took off other companies copied the idea and did their best to undercut the price of the originals as is always the case. sadly though the workmanship was not matched. I have even seen sets of taylormade screens with the silver coating peeling off. not something you see with silverscreens

    so I am offering the benefit of 20+ years of experience using various screen covers and have no connection with any supplier. just a very satisfied customer happy to recomend genuine silverscreens. Is that informative enough for you @sweetie ??
     
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    I agree with you Big1.
    Mitch.
     
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    NO
    I am not knocking silver screens, but putting my and friends opinions the same as you. And have never had any problems with stitching or the amount of insulation in them..
    Yes I have heard about a bad batch of material where the silver coating peeled and one of the complainants had them replaced quickly.
    Sorry my benefit only goes back 15 years. I bow to your superior knowledge.
     
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    We've got a set of thermal internal blinds which came with the Vehicle. 14 plate Transit. But as we don't use it in winter these are not much use. What we really want is just some reflective blinds to put on the outside of the windscreen to keep the sun out when parked up for a couple of weeks in the South of France.

    Had thought of cutting up and adapting a survival blanket as they are thin and shiny, unless anyone has better ideas ?
     
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    in the past I've used anything to hand.. something as simple as a bit of cardboard, a blanket, a car windscreen sun blind, etc.. held in place by the wipers parked vertically ..

    or from most DIY shops, the silver insulation material you put behind radiators.. anything really..

    your idea would also work well..
     
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