Thermal Blinds  by David Burley

Thermal Blinds for Motorhomes

Thermal blinds are an essential item for any motorhome owner due to their pricing and flexibility. Originally intriduced as a concept on the market by Silver Screens and now adopted as a generic description for them.

Motorhome windows tend to be polyplastic (other than in more expensive models which do sometimes have glass) and can be a chink in your armour with regards to cooling and heating a motorhome.

Motorhome thermal blinds are usually multi layer insulating material which are either wrapped around the front cab area windscreen and side windows with assorted fastening methods or internal screens which affix with the use of small plastic suckers and are in a pack of three pieces (windscreen and 2 X cab side windows)

Internal Thermal Blinds Vs External Pros Vs Cons

Internal thermal blinds are easier to stow away as firstly they are in 3 sections so easier to package and secondly they are kept away from the elements i.e. rain etc so are always dry and being inside means no going outside in the cold (wet) to remove and stow. External blinds will obviously due to their position get wet from rain (or dew in the mornings) and will need to be dried off before packing away to prevent mould / damp forming.

External Thermal blinds are better at keeping the motorhome interior cool as they actually prevent the sun from heating the windscreen.

Internal Blinds tend to be single panel affairs with no flexibility, but some External blinds offer foldable sections allowing light in during the day with the ability to close it up for privacy during the evening.

Pricing

The age old saying of you get what you pay for is applied to thermal blinds, we sell ranges by Nova Leisure, Hindermann and Isoplair. Fiamma Coverglas blinds are at the budget end leading all the way up to Isoplair which are the premium range of thermal blinds

Thermal blinds are available for most motorhomes and campervans. 'A' Class Motorhomes however do have specific requirements and so please Contact us first if you are considering purchasing blinds for them.


This article was published on Friday 13 August, 2010.

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