We’re well in to March now and hopefully the weather will start warming up soon and the idea of spending a few nights in your motorhome or campervan might seem a bit more appealing! There are a few quick ways, however, that can really help you manage the temperatures in your motorhome and can help you extend your season. One of the most popular ways is using insulation screens.
What do they do?
Imagine insulation screens are like a thermos – they keep cold things cold and hot things hot. By reflecting radiation back to where it came from, insulation screens can prevent heat escaping from your motorhome at night and can keep the sun off on really hot days. Insulation screens might even help with condensation problems which reduce the likelihood of damp and mould – problems which aren’t always covered on your motorhome insurance. They can, also, reduce the likelihood of theft by keeping your valuables out of view.
What types are available?
You can pick up both interior and exterior screens which can aid heat loss. Interior screens keep the heat in and prevent it escaping through your windscreen, windows or through gaps in doors. Of course, this helps to keep you warm in the winter. Exterior insulation is better at keeping harmful radiation out, especially if you’re parked up in direct sunlight. This will prevent the interior of your vehicle getting hot and any fabrics fading due to overexposure.
What’s the cost?
As with most motorhome paraphernalia, insulation screens are not exactly a steal and you’ll find prices ranging from about £40 upwards, depending on exactly what you are looking for. Higher priced screens will provide more insulation so if you’re thinking of going away somewhere really cold in January of February you should think of investing a little more.
There are plenty of types of insulation available on the market and you might find that careful investment can both help you extend your season and might save you a few pennies on your fuel costs if you can have the heating a few notches lower.