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Post by Windsurf1 Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:37 pm

Any recommendations or comments on purchasing a Windscreen Thermal Cover for a 2010 Mercedes Autosleeper Devon M/H? Silver Screens market one at £240
 ish but there are others for about £100 less. Is it a case of what you pay for you get? ie generic fit/material etc. Cheers J C
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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:42 pm

Yep, generally you get what you pay for. 

Silverscreen and Taylormade are equally good but I thought the Taylormade was about £160.

You’re a few weeks too late as I recently sold a TM for a Sprinter to another member here via the classified ads.
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Post by Windsurf1 Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:06 pm

Thanks Tinwheeler, haven't researched other makes yet. Pity I missed yours, maybe another on the forum might turn up? Cheers J C.
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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:12 pm

You never know your luck!

You’re much closer than the eventual buyer but that’s the way it goes.

There’s a screenshot of the Taylormade version in my ad.
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Post by Paulmold Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:20 pm

Polar Screens at Minster Products are really good quality. If  model not listed they send you a kit to make a template,  send it back and they'll make one.

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Post by inspiredron Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:06 pm

Paulmold wrote:Polar Screens at Minster Products are really good quality. If  model not listed they send you a kit to make a template,  send it back and they'll make one.

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How big is the bag when it is packed, Paul. I've always been put off the external screens because of needing to transport them when soaking wet after a night of rain. Instead I have condensation on the inside of the windows under the internal screens. But if the bag is waterproof and not too big it can go in the bathroom under the sink? How do you care with that?

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Post by Paulmold Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:24 pm

inspiredron wrote:
Paulmold wrote:Polar Screens at Minster Products are really good quality. If  model not listed they send you a kit to make a template,  send it back and they'll make one.

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How big is the bag when it is packed, Paul. I've always been put off the external screens because of needing to transport them when soaking wet after a night of rain. Instead I have condensation on the inside of the windows under the internal screens. But if the bag is waterproof and not too big it can go in the bathroom under the sink? How do you care with that?
I've actually got Silver Screens (I inspected Polar Screens at one of the shows and was impressed) Silver Screen bag is flat about 3ft x 15in x 2 in.  The Polar ones come is a tubular bag about 3ft x 9in. If wet I just chuck them loose in the washroom whilst travelling and if going to another site just put them on wet.

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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:51 pm

I guess the TM bag is a similar size to that of the SS described by Paul. It’s a thin waterproof bag and can be folded in half with the blind inside. 

We used to put it in the washroom for temp storage or under a bunk for longer term storage.
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Post by fred1 Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:12 pm

I put my silver screen in the bag it came in and transport  it wedge behind the rear ladder secured with a bungee if its wet dry it out the next place I get to or put it on the screen
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Post by Caraman Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:47 pm

We are very satisfied with our short Taylormade which travels in the shower in its bag if it's dry and outside its bag if it's wet.  We only take it in the cooler months, often in lieu of the folding chairs.
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Post by Apple Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:05 pm

Looking to purchase a thermal windscreen cover, Have looked at (The websites) Hinderman, Taylormade, Minster, Silverscreen etc. Any advice re: quality v price etc? Much appreciated. 2013 Boxer
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Post by Peter Brown Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:41 pm

I've always had Silverscreen, Taylormade are as good - don't go for anything else.
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Post by rogerblack Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:53 pm

I had Silverscreen on my previous van and was quite happy with them.

On our current van we have Taylormade, which I went for because they do the long version which goes halfway down the bonnet, hence covering the scuttle and avoiding drainage problems.  The front screen panel fixes to the side door panels with Velcro so can be lowered part way down for light/view during daytime without completely removing.  They also have magnetic/Velcro 'hedgehogs' which attach to the bottoms and stop the wind flapping/lifting the screens.

If you're wilding and prefer not to use them externally, they can be used internally but are obviously not as effective, especially in countering condensation.

We use them all year round since they are as effective at stopping overheating in the summer as they are at keeping the heat in, in the winter.  They compress quite a bit when rolled up for storage, then 'fluff up' when unrolled. If they're wet when removing we just transport them in the shower.

If I had to buy again, on balance I'd go for Taylormade. I have no experience of the other makes you listed so can't comment on those.

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Post by Apple Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:01 pm

Peter Brown wrote:I've always had Silverscreen, Taylormade are as good - don't go for anything else.
Thanks for the advice, I think I’ll go for the Silverscreen

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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:45 pm

Check out the classified ads on this site as sometimes people advertise them for sale. I sold a Taylormade last year on there.

Taylormade and Silverscreen are as good as each other in my view.
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