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Hi all, I am looking to buy some silver screens to insulate my campers cab windows. Do I go for inside or external, advantages / disadvantages of the two types? There is a company called 'Silver Screens' are there other suppliers out there? are their products as good? :?:
 

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Hello challenger
Externals give better insulation, no condensation better heat retention. If it rains they get wet, storeage problem, plus they get dirty, Also if its raining you get wet putting them on :evil: . Unless like me you use them as internals :p .
Internals slightly less efficient at retaining heat plus a bit of condensation, you stay dry if its wet outside. I'm not sure if they are not a little bit cheaper to buy
Other companies do produce them. Taylors, (Taylor Made) and C.A.K. Tanks also have some in their catalogue. Both can be found using Google.
Which is best?..... don't know..... you pays your money etc etc I've always used Silver Screen, they do a good job
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silver screens

Hi. Having just bought and used "silver screens" from the company silver screens forr the first time, this was the best purchase i have made on a single item for my van. Cannot fault them. aprox 60 seconds to install and less to take down, no one can pinch them as long as your cab doors are locked, no condensation at all, and the heat retention..... Well from dorset in sept to scotland at xmas in -12 absolutely fantastic. The service and delivery is also 1st class. I rang on day one to enquire, brochure arrived day two, i ordered on day two and they arrived day four. 12 month garunteed and an option to part exchange if i change my van.
 

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Silver Screens

I agree with everything our previous writer said about Silver Screens. The others are cheaper but at the end of the day you pay for what you get. Where I park my Compass Calypso the sun in the summer shines on two of the tyres of the van for 6-8 hours a day. Silver Screens also sell for approx £25 matching tyre covers. Norman
 

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Is there realy any advantage of getting a set of silver screens for a Trident? I assume they are for the cab front and side windows and since this is about half the window area in total I cant see the real advantage. Any experience?
 

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silver screens - trident

Hi. I think i recall a trident, and i believe it to be a smallish compact van. The key is that the front screen and door side windows are the only windows that are not double glazed. Hence the heat loss. Assuming the remainder of your windows of your trident are double glazed i would reccomend them.
 

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Silver Screens

We have a Compass Calypso, which I quite small compared with others. The Silver Screen at the front covers all the front windows, with the result we do not need to draw the curtains for privacy, this makes a big difference because the curtains when drawn fall behind the drivers seats. We can leave valuables on the cab seats out of sight of outsiders. The Silver Screen also has the added benefit in winter of covering up the side mirrors and wind screen wipers. On merit in our case the advantages out way the cost, especially if you can buy a second hand set.
 

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Hi Hobbit.

The point of my post which I should have explained is that the Trident does not have double glazed windows so covering up less than half the area doesnt seem benifitial to me
 

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I have seen them with side panels on and also for back door. We used to have a VW ( a Calypso) which used to generate a lot on condensation on the front window. I think you could benefit even if it was a second hander
 

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We've got the Taylormade internals. They've had a fair bit of use over 4 years and are showing no signs of wear.

External screens have been considered but rejected mainly for the fact that you have to go outside in the rain to put them on or take them down and their storage if wet. (Yes, I know they come in a waterproof bag!)

The other major factor for us is the fact that we use a lot of aires when touring in France. We've stayed on about 80 different ones and up to now without bother. However we always reverse into position (and_back_up our blocks if used) in order that we are in a position to leave quickly if we felt we should. With internal screens we could up and leave without getting out of the 'van even if it meant leaving the blocks.

Can I just add that in the first place we don't stay if we have any qualms about the aire and_have_rejected some and moved elsewhere.

Gillian
 

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apasher said:
Ready for a quick getaway!!!
Do you rob banks to pay for your trips?? 8O
or are they that dodgy :eek:
We have never had to move after settling down so no, not dodgy.
What you can't do is foresee just what might happen after you have settled.

Sometimes the best looking places can be a problem. I remember on the aire at Annecy le Vieux all was fine until the late evening when the car park adjoining was turned into a race track by local youth. This until 4.00am!

Last year we were back there but having had the experience we used the aire for its services (water and dumping) but used a carpark about 400m away with about 10 others for overnighting.

Like campsites, aires vary in quality of facilities and location.

Gillian
 

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Yes Dodger, condensation is a pain but a quick wipe with the window scraper and a towel at the bottom does the trick. I think, since space is at a premium with us, we will stick to turning the thermostat up a notch and cuddling a little closer at night. :wink:
 
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