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PostSubject: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:57 am

Following a recommendation in another post, had a delivery of a windscreen and side window cover from Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers this morning.

Well impressed by the fit (looks a bit creased in photo, but it was sticking to the wet glass), and quality. £45 inc postage.

Should be handy for winter and summer use.

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:28 pm

Looking FAB Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:45 pm

I bought one similar to this at the Just Kampers open day last year. I must say yours seems to have a better fit! They are so useful and much better than the stick on internal sun blinds.
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:29 pm

We bought the navy one last week from the same place. They were very friendly, I told them they had been recommended on this site.
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:52 pm

Doo they have any thermal properties?

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:15 pm

Don't think they have thermal linings, Scooby but probably more thermal than curtains, and are total blackout.

Link to site http://www.batvw.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:32 pm

We need one of those - did you order it online DL?

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:37 pm

Gave them a phone call last week, and they made it up for me, took about five days from order to delivery.

They normally do screen printing as well (if you fancy a fairy on it), for an extra cost, but it appears they are too busy at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:02 pm

I wanted Absinthe on as text - I'll give them a ring later in the week - no hurry to have it done though.

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:03 pm

Must admit, I like them and glad I bought mine at CamperJam. Only thing I don't like is having to put it on/take it off when it's raining. That's the one time I would like an internal cover Wink But for ease of use and total blackout, they're brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:23 pm

@Sunny wrote:
Only thing I don't like is having to put it on/take it off when it's raining.

Suggest you do not wait for it to stop raining before fitting/removing - may be a while Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:26 pm

@dizzylizard wrote:
Don't think they have thermal linings, Scooby but probably more thermal than curtains, and are total blackout.

Link to site http://www.batvw.com/

Thanks for the info DL
See Scooby has already featured on their website photos Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:43 pm

@Scooby wrote:
@Sunny wrote:
Only thing I don't like is having to put it on/take it off when it's raining.

Suggest you do not wait for it to stop raining before fitting/removing - may be a while Rolling Eyes
Too true. Quite like the idea of a curtain across the rear of the front seats, as in Tim's (and I think I've seen in someone else's too). Then can park and have no need to get out.
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:11 pm

Tallulah has a suitably coloured double thickness curtain behind the seats, we bought 2m of two different types of material from a fabric shop (the one in Woodley, Reading if anyone is interested) for approx £5/m, a 1.5m x 30mm(ish) metal tube (white finish) from Wickes for about £5.

Cut the tube to size and added some electric tape around the ends to cover the sharp edges.

Run a sowing machine across the top twice abut 2 inches apart to create a 'sleeve' for the tube/pole and down both sides starting from the lower.

Feed the tube through the 'sleeve' and stick it in the bus.

It provides a welcome privacy, blackout and thermal layer, and looks great open or closed!

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:16 pm

@Tallulah wrote:
Tallulah has a suitably coloured double thickness curtain behind the seats,
Have you got any pics please. I'm interested to know how / where to put fix the pole.
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:39 pm

I'll pop out with a camera tomorrow if I get a chance.

The pole/tube is the same length as the roof bed is wide and fits snugly at the front of the roof opening.

When not in use the curtain is tucked away behind the passenger seat (the pole stays where it is), ready to be pulled across when needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:00 am

We copied Tallulah's curtain pole design/placement but i used an old windbreak wooden pole which i gave a quick sand down. Covered the ends with some of those felt pads for the bottom of a chair legs to stop it digging in to the roof liner. Works a treat and you dont need to fix anything perminent or drill into the van.

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:29 pm

Absinthe's new screen cover from Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers:


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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:02 pm


Very nice I like it a lot, do you get much condensation on the inside with this method rather than using thermo mats?
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:37 pm

I'll leave someone who has had one a while to answer that ST - only put it on for the first time today!

We have been using Magna Blinds internally which work great everywhere except the front screen where they're a pain to put on. Not had anywhere near the amount of condensation that you get with the thermals though.

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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:58 pm

Looks good
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Sun May 26, 2013 5:55 pm

Ours arrived yesterday - just went for plain black, couldn't really decide on a design or print that we wanted so played it safe. It's definately much easier to fit than thermo mats, will be giving the cover it's first overnight try at the sleepover Sleep cheers

Very impressed with Bromsgrove Auto, ordered it on Wednesday and it arrived on Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:54 am

Sky Tiger / Absinthe - now you've tried these out, how did you get on with condensation / warmth / blackout etc?
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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:22 pm

@Dickymint1972 wrote:
Sky Tiger / Absinthe - now you've tried these out, how did you get on with condensation / warmth / blackout etc?

We tried ours out at the sleepover and blackout was total, the backing is rubberised so no light gets through, if you leave the front windows open 1" or so you should get no condensation.


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PostSubject: Re: Windscreen cover   Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:27 pm

We've not had any condensation with ours - it's so easy to put on and, like Geoff says, the blackout is total. I'd recommend getting one.

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