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Posted: 03/26/13 09:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some motorhomes have a lot of heat transfer from the big windows in the cab area, making it colder in winter and hotter in summer. Not good! I didn't like hanging a fleece blanket from the cabover in my C-Class, so I installed some thermal curtains that I can open and close. I really like the finished product!

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I had something similar when I had a Class C. I also liked my windshield/door windows cover.

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I got one of those, too...haven't used it yet. I wanted a thick insulating one, but I only saw it on CW's website and it was never in stock. I went with a cheaper vinyl one for now...should be good enough for summer but I doubt it'll insulate much in the winter.

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Posted: 03/27/13 08:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've thought of adding a roll of Reflectix that would be attached via Velcro strips behind the curtains. That way, it would still look good, but there would be some insulation between the cab and the rest of the coach.

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I was thinking of ways to make them thicker, too. Reflectix would prevent me from sliding the curtains to the side, but would be ok for a more permanent solution.

There are durable emergency blankets that are more like sleeping bags than the foil blankets. Click. Might be able to use those...would be similar to Reflectix in that it reflects heat, but still flexible enough to function as curtains. I'd probably sew it to the curtains with the shiny side towards the cab.

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Separating your 'cab'in from for cabin. Hm. [emoticon]

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For our A we bought insulated curtains from WM and had them shortened by a seamstress. Slipped them over a 1 1/4" dowel rod that is attached to each wall behind the driver and passenger seat. When needed we close them off to keep it cool up front while driving and at night it helps keep the light out that always seems to filter thru the front curtains. When we're parked we simply slide them open. Found some that sorta match the interior colors.


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Posted: 03/27/13 09:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a class A and also purchased insulated curtain. But we also purchased new slide tapes with the clips and had them shortened and hemmed. the panels sewn together and they are now windshield curtains. They do make a huge difference in the amount of cold transferred into the living area.

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