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Take the ply off and put insulation behind it, take the roof lining down and put insulation behind it. Thermal curtains front and back.

That's what I've done, and I've been parked up 90 mins tonight and the temps not even got low enough to trigger the thermostat on my heater yet. With two bodies it will take even longer. Ultimately though if it's sub zero. You need a heater. Best thing I have bought for mine as I sleep in it 4 nights a week at the moment.
 

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What better way to keep warm in our T4s than to cuddle up to our loved one as we gaze up at that newly insulated and lined roof a smile starts to grow across your face as the reality hits you "This Bus is Mine all Mine!"
 

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Hi guys, well I'm wild camping 5days a week, and i'm into my third week of possibly many weeks with going home at weekends with the weeks laundry!, as I work away from home at different airports, saving a fortune on accommodation by staying in my "Nemo" van!T:

What I did is buy a memory foam mattress and cut to the width of my rock and roll bed. I then bought a double sleeping bag, zipped the memory foam mattress into it, and stitched the opening up...... This makes for a very warm, cheap(mattress off the market, not some fancy make!) and extra thick mattress to lie on.
I then bought a second half-decent double sleeping bag that I sleep in, on top of the mattress and that is then under an "all seasons" duvet from Argos... Which is basically a combination of a 4 tog and 11.5 tog duvets in a duvet cover.... Their theory being depending what season your in depends on if you have both duvets or either one in the cover! At the mo I have both in it!!
This keeps me well snug, but with the cold couple of days we've had this week... Minus 3 at Bournemouth Airport!, I also wear Ron Hill track suit bottoms and a tee shirt. The Ron Hills are tight. Bit like long johns really, and look similar to what male gymnasts wear, with the hoops under your feet to stop them riding up!! You won't believe how warm you can be!!
I sometimes also wear socks too:)

A couple of tips I got off here have proved worthy, and that is to put a floor to roof curtain behind the front seats, it makes the sleeping area smaller and easier to heat. My van is a pop top, so I strung a bungee cord through the top of the curtain and the hook ends I attach to the handles that raise the roof. Also I bought some wind deflectors, allowing me to crack the door window slightly to air the van, but they also stop the rain coming in, as the deflectors overhang the gap at the top of the window:)

I don't wear a hat to bed, as I sleep on one pillow with on top of my head (I'm strange I know!!!) so that keeps my head nice and toasty!

Hope some of this helps, and after only having my 'bus two months and throwing myself into wild camping due to my work, I'm loving the freedom and "go anywhere and sleep anywhere" lifestyle these vans allow:ILU:

Cheers

Ritchie
 
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