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DaveFromBarrow

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I understand many people don’t use overcab beds but we do and love it. In the cooler months we get a little dampness around the edge of the bed base from cold bridging. It’s similar to the cold bridging seen along the bottom of the windscreen But not as acute.

I’m interested to hear from anyone who’s done something to minimise this. I’ve thought about simply putting an insulated lining, such as thin neoprene, along this area. Anyone?

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In our vdub we use a camping roll mat between the back doors and the pillows to stop the cold seeping in over the winter months , works really well and cost £8 .
 
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Yeah, that would work, great solution. Thanks.

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I understand many people don’t use overcab beds but we do and love it. In the cooler months we get a little dampness around the edge of the bed base from cold bridging. It’s similar to the cold bridging seen along the bottom of the windscreen But not as acute.

I’m interested to hear from anyone who’s done something to minimise this. I’ve thought about simply putting an insulated lining, such as thin neoprene, along this area. Anyone?

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Our mattess is in 2 half’s, the bit I sleep on above the cab has a slatted base and is fine, the half over the bonnet rests on the coachbuilt part, we have had condensation under that part of the mattress. We now have wooden trellis to give slight gap and a winter car screen cover thermal. From a cheep shop. The big one for us, we use a dehumidifier autumn and spring, just to reduce moisture after damp dogs, wet cloths, boiling potatoes etc. That works great for us.
 
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You need to use an exterior type insulated screen cover such as Silverscreens that will stop any condensation😊 we used to have a tracker FB and always used screen cover never had any condensation problem with the O/C bed😊
 
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You can buy a mat to stop condensation under mattresses for boats. About 15-20mm thick and a woven plastic mesh, soft and with some give to it. We used it under and around our roof top tent.

This sort of thing.
 
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