Silver Screens

tuscancouple

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Hello, me again. I'm interested in fitting some form of insulation cover to the front and rear windows as we plan to use the RV all year round. Just contacted Silver Screens at xxx.silverscreens.co.uk who said " we don't do anything for American RV's" so I asked if they would custom make and again the same answer "no". Was surprised by the abruptness!

So does anyone have these and where did you get them from? Were they custom made?

Lynda, do you do anything alond these lines? Though I'd better ask following the waste pipe discussion :Smile:

Thanks

Mick
 

Lampie

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Tuscancouple

I have tried a few things. Insulated inside, covers outside etc. I think a cover outside is better as it seems to stop the condensation, it does not have to be an insulated cover, but seems to work . Not to say that another on the inside would not help. We have one on the inside of our back bedroom window , you can tell it's there but you get condensation

RV wise my outside cover came from your poster above ( Linda ) works for me.

Regards


Lampie
 

billym

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In preperation for our trip to Austria we have been looking at how to insulate the windows on the RV.

We bought bubble wrap at 28p per metre, a roll of foam underlay - used under laminate flooring at £10 from B & Q and aluminium tape at £1.50 from Lidl. We then made a sandwich using silver emergency blanket as the bread, bubble wrap & underlay as the filling. We had some suckers that we had bought from a fiamma dealer in France & these hold the covers on to the outside walls of the RV. As we didnt have sufficient we used some suckers from a pound shop & these have worked well.

We have to use a step ladder to attach them & we cant manage to do the worst window - the windscreen. Thats plan B - I think we will have to just use an extra curtain inside & put up with the condensation.

Our emergency blankets were courtesy of Windsor swimming centre - they had a fire alarm whilst we were there and issued the blankets to those outside in the cold in thire cozzies. We did wait until they went back in to collect the blankets off their backs:Smile:
 

kijana

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We had the same problem - asked at shows, nobody wanted to know.

So I bought a roll of roof insulation, which is in effect bubblewrap clad with silver foil each side. At £120 for a 25m roll, this comes to less than a fiver per metre (1.5 m wide).

I then measured all of the RV windows, & cut the insulation to suit. I made a paper template for the windscreen, as the bend in this produces a tricky shape.

To attach the screens (outside or inside, we prefer outside), I bought some 2" plastic suction cups, with a drawing pin type centre which work quite well. You can reinforce where the pin goes through with silver duct tape.

We've been using this system for several months now, & it works very well. In strong winds you may want to back up the suckers with duct tape, or use extra suckers. I used the same material to make UV reflective wheel covers.

You can buy the insulation material in many places, but Screwfix are one of the cheapest here
The suckers, no. 9204 'button with thumb tack', came from here

You need quite a lot of material, but if a 25m roll and 100 suckers (both minimum quantities) seem too much, maybe 2 of you cold RV owners could go halves?

I would post a photo of our windscreen cover, billym, but it's too cold outside for photography. Maybe manana?

Bruce
 
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tuscancouple

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Thanks for the tips, there's a market for window insulation out there :Smile: Srewfix here we come!

Mick
 
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