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Hi there.

Have more or less decided that we are going to get an external silver screen rather than the internal ones. Mainly because of the condensaiton issue, but also because of the suckers.

Anyway, was wondering out of anyone who is using external silver screen could advise on which make to go for (or even which to avoid).

From what I can see there's:

Silver Screens:
http://www.silverscreens.co.uk/Silverscreens.html

Silver Products:
http://www.silverproducts.co.uk/

Just Kampers:
http://www.justkampers.com/shop/typ...hermo-mats/external-thermo-screen-j15082.html

Hindermann:
http://www.outdoorbits.com/four-season-external-fold-down-thermal-screens-vw-t5-p-991.html

Then there was also the one that zand posted about a few days ago from roadpro:
http://www.roadpro.co.uk/retail/product_list.aspx?prod=Thermo+blinds+for+motorhomes
Much cheaper than the others, but looked it in my opinion.

Wanting to get something good that will last, so would prefer to buy decent as opposed to cheap, though obviously price does come into it.

At present I may be tempted with the SilverProducts Foldstar and possibly their dayview option. Does anyone have this and if so what do they think?

Silverscreens also have a Priva-See Panel which can be used in conjunction with their Para-Gon Foldable Silver Screen.

Don't know for definite if we want the DayView or Priva-See Panel - Just looking at the options, so any advice would be great.

Need to really try and decide soon as we're intending using the van later next month and want the external silver screen by then.

Hopefully someone with experience of these screens will be able to advise. So difficult just trying to decide how one compares to another with only being able to view them online.

Thanks.
 

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Silverscreen for me on my T5 as well, dry's very quickly, folds up to a very small size and is lightweight but strong and very effective in doing its job.
 

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i have a 'silver products' one it fits the van very well also has a fold down section over the windscreen so you can let some light in without removing the whole thing.... well chuffedT:T:
 

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i have a 'silver products' one it fits the van very well also has a fold down section over the windscreen so you can let some light in without removing the whole thing.... well chuffedT:T:
should have your thread properly...I:

the one im on about is the foldstar... no condence in the van, easy clean & like i say fits well
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Silver products one for me, very well made!

In the process of designing the same external screens for the rest of the van....

 

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Silver products one for me, very well made!

In the process of designing the same external screens for the rest of the van....

dh did wonder why from what we could see no-one seemed to have tried to make external screens for the sliding door or tailgate. Guess those could always be tensioned up on the inside by some sort of straps.

So, are you trying to make these external screens yourself?
 

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I used to have a silverscreen one for my old Motorhome which was very good quality. Trouble is that if it rains you've got a big wet soggy thing to find a home for in the morning which wasn't a problem in the motorhome as I just chucked it into the shower cubicle. However space is at a premium on the T5 and mine certainly doesn't have a shower!
We decided to go for internal front ones for our T5 for three reasons,

1) We can leave them on in a car park during the summer to keep the van cool,
2) There's less chance of someone messing around with them when parked up if it's not on the outside of the van.
3) The padded thermal one we had for the Ducato van was huge, the internal ones are quite a bit smaller so hopefully won't take up too much room.

I guess you need to think about how you're going to use it, the thermal silverscreen ones are probably the best at doing the job, but at a compromise in storage!
 

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dh did wonder why from what we could see no-one seemed to have tried to make external screens for the sliding door or tailgate. Guess those could always be tensioned up on the inside by some sort of straps.

So, are you trying to make these external screens yourself?
Yeah, got the same material as the original, templates made as well, just need a sewing machine.
 

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Silver products one for me, very well made!

In the process of designing the same external screens for the rest of the van....

Po51 where u get that bra want one seen one on swcampers same colour but they couldnt help to go on my dark grey van! T:
 
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