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Vantage Motorhome have a really good idea for an insulated door flap. Anybody got any ideas for making one or where I can purchase it.

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We have bought material and poppers for making one 👍ours will be full height of the doors and will cover the top section better.
Just need to get the sewing machine out.
 
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We have bought material and poppers for making one 👍ours will be full height of the doors and will cover the top section better.
Just need to get the sewing machine out.
can you send a photo when you have done, I was thinking Velcro rather than poppers. I assume they screw on door? Will the material fit through sowing machine?

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Shouldn't be a problem for the sewing machine.
Ive always found velcro tends to get clogged up with crap and would still need firmly fixing to the panel. Adhesive never seams to last
 
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on the vans I converted previously I fitted an internal frame, similar to fitting a door in a house, with a foam bumper for the doors to close on. That closes the gap, and hides the rubbers and locks. At the join of the doors, the normally closed door, I extended the plywood panel to cover the centre gap, again with a strip of foam

The pictures you show are using upholstery material, which ideally needs an industrial sewing machine
 
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Try a phone call to Vantage in Leeds about the pockets their very helpful 👍
 
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Regal Furnishing do the upholstery for Vantage. I’m sure they would make something to your specification. The material is silver backed insulation, very stiff. The poppers are screwed to the door trim and are quite stiff to use, I’ve added a bit of Velcro to the offside door which usually grips as the door is closed. If I was making my own, I would screw it to the near side door and use Velcro or magnets for the offside door as appropriate.
 
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Regal Furnishing do the upholstery for Vantage. I’m sure they would make something to your specification. The material is silver backed insulation, very stiff. The poppers are screwed to the door trim and are quite stiff to use, I’ve added a bit of Velcro to the offside door which usually grips as the door is closed. If I was making my own, I would screw it to the near side door and use Velcro or magnets for the offside door as appropriate.
Thanks I have asked them for a quote
 
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We sleep heads to the rear doors in our Adria Twin. No need for such covers, never had an issue with cold droughts.

Suggest checking out / replacing door rubbers first, unless it’s just cosmetic improvement you’re after.
 
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