summer/winter exterior cab covers

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  1. Scattycat

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    Sorry if this is a bit of a dumb question.

    I've seen front exterior screen covers advertised for summer/winter use, silver for the summer and on the reverse a matt grey material for winter use and they appear to be more expensive than those just sold as either summer or winter ones

    I understand having a silver reflective material on the outside for the summer to help keep the inside cooler but would the silver summer ones be just as effective in the winter to keep the heat in and reducing condensation? :Smile:

    or have I missed something? :Doh:
     
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    We have Silver Screens and they are the same material both sides, we have used them in very hot weather to keep the cab cool as well as warm in the winter and they are just as efficient either way.
     
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    ditto, they are very effective.
     
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    Silverscreens - silver on the outside, silver on the inside (padded insulation in the middle). Excellent product for cold weather and in hot sunshine - never travel without them. Ours will only fit one way round.
     
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    Also Taylor Made.....[silver on the outside, silver on the inside (padded insulation in the middle). Excellent product for cold weather and in hot sunshine - never travel without them. Ours will only fit one way round.]
     
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    summer/winter covers

    Are you talking about the silver internal screens. These are bright silver and some people use one or the other. Personally I use both ( at Newark this year I used both at the same time Brrrrr), the inner one I use if I'm wild camping to facilitate a quick getaway without having to get out with drunks or others around
     
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    In a word...No.

    summer screens are for reflecting the sun and have very little thermal qualities.

    winter screens are thermal insulators and do little to reflect the sun.

    anything on the internal glass will cause condensation overnight as the glass will be slightly cooler than the vans interior......unless you have a lot of ventilation.

    poor ventilation and a couple of people breathing for 8 hours or so will cause condensation no matter what.

    we use to get a lot on the back wall of the van as we slept at the back...to the point of wet patches on the pillows where they touched the wall.
     
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