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Posted: 06/22/21 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dcason wrote:

Okay, we have always used a heavy weight quilt to hang on the cab over bed down to the floor of cab for cold weather camping (which we do a lot of). It isolated the living area from the driving area and gave us a smaller area to heat. I got rid of the one we had thinking it would be easy to replace. Well NOPE....they are all thin or want $130 to replace the twin quilt.

I really liked the quilt because we could flip it up on top of bed when we didn't want to use so no storage issue...it was always attached with sewn pocket/thin board between mattress.

What do you use? I spent about 1.5 hours shopping local and found nothing (I also want a darkER color because we have a dog and don't want to be hitting the laundromat too often). Spent 2+ hours online looking for heavy weight comforter/quilt with no results unless I wanted to spend $120 and still no guarantee it would be heavy just pricey.

So tell me what you use? It worked great by the way to make it a smaller area to heat in COLD weather.


"Thin" doesn't matter ... it's can the material used to close off the cab from the coach block air flow?

Our Winnebago Itasca Class C came stock with a thin snap-on cloth curtain that blocks air flow and traps air in the cab just fine.

Air is an excellent insulator so when this curtain traps the air in the cab area, this trapped air prevents warmth from the coach leaching into the cab and out through the cab walls and windows ... while at the same time preventing cold from the cab walls and windows leaching into the coach.

It surprises me that all Class C builders don't include a convenient cab isolation curtain and an attachment method for it. [emoticon]


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Posted: 06/23/21 01:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The windshield cover maybe? but we are often not in one place for weeks....maybe a few days and mozey on. The quilt worked REALLY well. We could have frost on windshield from our breathe and it would be 45 5o 50 in living area while sleeping. Did I say I like it cold to sleep?

I just bought from Ollies two quilts (not as beefy as the first one) that we will cut up, fit as a double layer with a board pocket/thin and sew to hold it in place between mattress and short barrier (so you don't fall over the side...a few inches). That board worked well last time except that it was too thin (1/8" plywood?) and broke at some point when he was taking it out.

So I think we have our answer. Ollies quilts were $29.99 (and a few 39.99 or 49.99 if they had other stuff like pillows with them) so a bargain. Thought about moving blanket but hubby was worried about those rough blankets spewing rough particles on the bed....


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Posted: 06/29/21 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We used reflectix. Although light weight, it’s good insulation. I had a wide piece and punched snap caps onto it to fit the existing snaps. When it was folded it fit under our jackknife couch. I had cut reflectix for all the windows and vent panels too. Mostly just held by the curtains or shades but with Velcro (that eventually fell off) on the vents. I left the pieces when we sold the rig. Our newer Winnie came with a blanket type material that uses snaps in the same places.
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Posted: 06/29/21 10:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe a sleeping bag, unzipped and opened would work.

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