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Post by Gromit on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:12 am

You will be asking about a trailer next!!  lol4
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:30 am

The idea of getting rid of the car and having just a motorhome is something we have also thought about. Personally I could do it with a van conversion but not with a coachbuilt. Nipping down to Tesco in a van seems quite normal to me but nipping down in a coachbuilt doesn't seem right. Parking on the local high street could also be a problem, trying to reverse park!
Insurance companies are also not keen on you not having another vehicle, they always ask the question and few accept you without another vehicle. I know Boxerman uses his Symphony as his only vehicle (apart from a motorbike) so it must be acceptable to some insurance companies.

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Post by Gromit on Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:45 am

I think Adrian Flux is OK with single vehicle insurance. They are a bit more flexible than most, and less likely to be sheep-like slaves to the computer. They used to specialise in kit car insurance (probably still do) so they are used to the unusual.
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Post by gasgas on Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:04 pm

I've measured my chairs and will see if they fit under the n/s bed. I would think that if I got a front dinette version where the residential table is clipped to the wall, there would logically be space in the wardrobe where the table for the 2 sofa version would normally be fitted.  I'll go to a dealer probably tomorrow and see. I'll also find out if Marquis's August Sale is worth the electrons it displays on the screen on their web site. Every time I have been to their Northampton site, they have a very long line of 'Sold' motorhomes leaving very little choice of new vehicles. Either they are selling loads of them or they have some vacancies in the workshop PDI dept.
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Post by dbroada on Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:22 pm

Our n/s seat is divided lengthwise with food and wine boxes nearest the inside and our collapsed chairs behind accessible from the outside through the hatch. There is then JUST enough space for the silver screen although it will be easier to take chairs OR silver screen.

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Post by gasgas on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:23 pm

Our current MH has those concertina blinds on all the front windows so we don't need Silver Screens. These work well at keeping the light out and the sun. I think I am right in saying all the new A/S have I think they are called Reimo blinds, or maybe they are part of the 'premium pack' which I would have thought should be called 'The essentials pack'.
Hopefully the chairs will go under the bed and the table in the wardrobe.
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Post by Quilter on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:31 pm

gasgas wrote:Our current MH has those concertina blinds on all the front windows so we don't need Silver Screens.

You will find that internal concertina blinds are useless at stopping condensation on the single glazed windscreen, preventing cold draughts in winter and excessive heat in summer. 

Silver screens do a brilliant job all year round and worth every penny and inch. They roll up in a purpose built bag and ours travel upright in the corner of the back of the cab, beside the passenger door.
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Post by gasgas on Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:41 pm

Yes I accept Silver Screens will be better, but the condensation we have experienced has not bothered us, we just mop it up. Hopefully the sun dries it out anyway! We'll see if space allows Silver Screens. We often go to the Silver Screen cinema on Wednesdays in our local Odeon. £3 including coffee and biscuits. smile!
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:27 am

Quilter wrote:
gasgas wrote:Our current MH has those concertina blinds on all the front windows so we don't need Silver Screens.

You will find that internal concertina blinds are useless at stopping condensation on the single glazed windscreen, preventing cold draughts in winter and excessive heat in summer. 

Silver screens do a brilliant job all year round and worth every penny and inch. They roll up in a purpose built bag and ours travel upright in the corner of the back of the cab, beside the passenger door.
Silver Screens or similar is the essential first extra you need to purchase for your van. The chill created from only single glass in the cab, easily migrates into the habitation area if camping during the winter months. If you were ever able to place a thermal imaging device on the floor behind the cab seats, you would view the 'cold front' creeping towards the rear. biggrin

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Post by Gromit on Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:06 am

gasgas wrote:Yes I accept Silver Screens will be better, but the condensation we have experienced has not bothered us, we just mop it up.
You can't mop it up when it has run down into the dash!!!  so_sad

I agree entirely with Quilter and Paramedic - but it's up to you of course.  shrugg

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Post by dbroada on Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:56 am

We have both the concertina blinds and curtains which gives us good cover for mild weather. However when it gets cold the silversceens will be used again.

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Post by gasgas on Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:08 am

Gromit wrote:You can't mop it up when it has run down into the dash!!!  so_sad

Sorry to say, we don't do anything that produces that amount of water vapour !! Whistle1
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Post by Eltel on Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:46 am

Hi

On the purchase of my first Motorhome I purchased from a MMM show a set of screens, now some five years old and survived attacks by mice while stored in a storage box the are not looking at there best.

I now intend purchasing some "Orginal" Silver Screens for my 2017 Nuevo EK

Looking at the the option of the fold down flap and perhaps a bonnet cover as well.

Any observations or recommendations would be most welcome.

I intend using the old screens in deepest winter when the Motorhome is not used as often.

(The new ones will not be stored in the storage box

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Post by Gromit on Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:03 am

Hi Terry

From our experience, simply breathing during a cold night is enough to have condensation streaming down the windscreen - and it's a long time since we enjoyed any bedspring gymnastics!!  Whistle1 So an external screen is essential for us.

We've had both Taylormade and Silverscreens, and the latter fit better and are considerably smaller for storage. The silvered coating came off the Taylormade within a couple of years, while the Silverscreens, which were second hand about five years ago, are still as good as new.

Whichever you order, specify a set for use with Remis blinds. They have a slightly more generous allowance on the little envelope which goes round the corner of the door. Otherwise it's a tight fit and it can let the rain in if it's blowing horizontal.

I'm not sure about a bonnet cover? Can't really see the point, although there may be one that escapes me. The extended air inlet grille cover is useful to stop the draughts, but not essential as you can move the heater switch to "internal", which does the same job - assuming you remember.

The fold down flap is useful. It lets in the light and the view without having to remove and replace soggy screens. If you are vertically challenged you will need a stool to reach the short strips of wrap around velcro at the top. I pull down 2/3 of the screen, then fold it back up and re-attach the short strips of velcro to hold the corners in place. The folded part goes under the windscreen wipers and anchors it against the wind. (If this is confusing, all will become clear when you get a Silverscreen.)


On balance I would definitely buy genuine Silverscreens again. Hope this helps.
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:15 am

The Silver Screens is basically in three parts secured by Velcro strips hence able to fold down central windscreen section. Extra depth to cover vents is a good idea to keep out rain leaves etc. I've seen illustration of a Fiamma version that covers the entire bonnet down to the ground.

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Post by janian on Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Well I certainly unintentionally started a debate with my original post! Just to say that we spent our first nights away in our Nuevo at the weekend and we LOVE IT! Took us a couple of days to sort out where things were as there is so much storage and the times I went to the wrong side to drain waste or turn on the gas. Just had to pretend to other campers that I meant to wander round the van looking lost!
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