Bonnet covers

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  1. Mikey RV

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    the covers that you see on the bonnets and down the front ofsome motorhomes when parked up, what exactly do they do and are they any good.
     
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    They are thermal blankets that keep heat in and stop condensation on the windscreen and side windows in the cab. We have had overnight stays with and without and with is the way to go IMPO.
     
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    I have got one, but it hasn't really been very cold since we bought it, so can't say if they are any good or not.
     
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    Sorry I don't mean the windscreen covers I am talking about the ones that cover the bonnet and front of camper.
     
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    Not seen those. I might be tempted if stopping out in continuos freezing weather but otherwise no.
     
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    They, allegedly (don't have one), keep out draughts from the cab area which enter through the front grill, etc.
     
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    Well if you turn off the fresh air control to recirculate on the heater control that will do it but I would fit one to stop driving sleet or snow getting into the engine bay.


    Edit, the ones we bought are extra long to cover the air vent under the windscreen to stop water getting in.
     
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    Or something like this one?
    Looks like somebody's biffed him on the nose!
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    and here's an internal one...

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    OMG WHAT THE F ............ Is that? :xrofl:
     
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    Now that's what you call protection ! :xThumb:
     
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    From the TaylorMade website

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    Bonnet Cover
    A complete bonnet cover eliminates condensation and keeps out draughts, rain, dust, and leaves.

    The bonnet cover is a single layer of aluminium coated nylon which covers the bonnet from the bottom of the windscreen, over the bonnet and underneath the bumper and partly down the sides of the van.

    It is attached to the outside mirrors and the centre of the wheels.

    We made it to keep wind and rain out of the engine compartment.

    It is best used with our external windscreen cover.
    +++++
     
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    That's a Burqa for female Muslim motorhomers:xThumb:
     
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    No not a bonnet bra, that's for stonechips, the other one in the photo was one like I was referring to but not on that scale.
     
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    Pmsl you are so right.
     
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    Haha, nothing it have ever seen is on THAT scale in fact I think it's totally off the scale!
     
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    That's better CWH, I would deffo use one of those if parked up for a long time in a blown sand situation or as I have said driving sleet or snow but not overnight.
     
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