Keeping you and your van cool

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Frank & Brenda
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Re: Keeping you and your van cool

Post by Frank & Brenda » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:21 pm

I find that most times during the day we are out and about so it's only night time you have to worry about keeping cool at night and I put a 12v ceiling fan up for that.

It worked so well that I put up one up permanently in the dining area, that was not so good, having it permanently mounted means that the vibrations reverberate through the ceiling and make it noisy, but the air circulation on a warm day is well worth it.

When I bought ours they were $25 but have now come down to 1/2 that price, I've just bought 2 for our daughter and SIL to use in their van and am going to get some for our son and DIL for their shack

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Re: Keeping you and your van cool

Post by jessdogster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:40 pm

I actually found this thread whilst searching for a 4 seasons hatch solution.
I'm going to reverse it around to keep the van warm.
Particularly, I'm keep on putting something (demountable) on the inside on the 4 seasons hatch to act as insulation - to prevent heat escape.
I'm sure I've seen on this forum where someone had used some silver type product on the inside of their 4 seasons hatch together with a photo.
Any ideas? Memories?...Anyone?
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Re: Keeping you and your van cool

Post by Lance » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:43 pm

Easiest and quickest would probably be a sheet of polystyrene cut to size.
Perhaps pick up a w/screen sun shield from a $2 shop and wrap that around it.
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Re: Keeping you and your van cool

Post by Old Techo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:28 pm

Don't block your hatches... viewtopic.php?p=162272#p162272
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Re: Keeping you and your van cool

Post by jessdogster » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:42 am

I don't intend to block my hatches but fit some sort of thermal cover under the 4 seasons roof - I don't want to stick anything on permanent.
I am facing the possibility of snow this weekend in central Tas.
Might have a look at a $2 shop as suggested - thanks lance.
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Re: Keeping you and your van cool

Post by Jay&dee » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:15 pm

Thank the old man up above for allowing some one to invent a diesel heater. Now who is going to invent the Diesel Cooler for the summer months
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