Which thermal screens?

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  1. errpaul

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    We desperately need some external thermal screens for our MH which is a 1999 transit base. I have been looking for a while....need them before Christmas as we're off to Disney:BigGrin:
    Anyway, no one here is selling any so I've been looking around. I don't want to spend too much, probably no more the £90.
    I've seen some branded Nova Leisure, and also silver products.

    Is one of these brands better than the other, or are there any others for around this price I should be looking at? The genuine silver screens seem a bit too expensive brand new.
     
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    Hi I am sure Silver Products (sell a lot on Ebay) are related to Silverscreens which are reputed to be the best thermal screen manufacturer

    Alan H
     
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    Yeah silver products do sell on ebay, which is where I first saw them. They're selling lots of pre-used ons at the moment, but just my luck none that'd fit our van, so would have to buy them new from them:cry:
     
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    Hi

    We have Taylormade "long line" external silver screen. It is very well made and we are very happy with the product.:thumb:

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    Hi,

    If you give Darren, John or Matt a ring I am sure we have some available.

    Peter
     
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    Why external?

    If for some reason you have to move in a hurry, say a fire in the next MH you dont want to be goin outside to remove the screens, or if you are parked up somewere and you have yobs banging on the MH its not a good time to go out.

    I firmly believe that internal screens are the way to go.


    Doug...
     
  7. stagman

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    Is one of these brands better than the other, or are there any others for around this price I should be looking at? The genuine silver screens seem a bit too expensive brand new.[/QUOTE]

    I would second Doug's comments . Fiamma do a tidy set cheaper and better than Taylormade I think , otherwise SilverScreens:thumb:
     
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    I look at the ads on this site,
    could be what you are looking for? Tony
     
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    Doug

    Surely one of the reasons to go for external screens is to avoid frost/ice/snow build up on the screen, but then I intend to go ski-ing.

    If you have to move in a hurry clearing an obscured windscreen would be worse than pulling an external screen off, which some people may be able to do from the cab window.

    Geoff
     
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    My Transit is a mk4 base (different side windows to yours) and I bought an external Silver Screen off eBay for £35, used it for one year then sold it back on eBay for £50.

    I now have a set of internal Nova Leisure and they are very good.

    However, I regret selling the external as the main advantage is during winter when parked up, an external keeps all the screens free of ice.

    Whichever you buy you won't lose out if buying used as they often go for more than what you paid for them!

    Alternatively you can make your own up using reflective thermal insulation found in most DIY stores such as B&Q etc, though this material is more suited as internal.
     
  11. errpaul

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.
    We definately want external for the prevention of ice on the windows and condensation. We've got internal but the condensation is terrible.

    I've looked on ebay, but in the last couple of months there has only been 1 set that will fit my van on there, (used ones) and I was outbid near the end and then my laptop froze meaning I couldn't win the bidding...was not happy :cry:

    So is the general opinoin then that Nova, Fiamma, Silver products and silver screens are all great, and so to get any of these?
     
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