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REFLECTIVE SHEET(6x4)

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08 Oct 2018 @ 09:13:30 am
pikkieploos
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I got myself a reflective sheet. Please advise me how to erect the sheet over my bush caravan (5x2). The roof of the caravan is lifted when camping.

Kind regards,

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08 Oct 2018 @ 10:35:56 am
Danie-SLK
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Pikkie for more detail can you indicate if the roof is only lifted on one side and stands at an angle?

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08 Oct 2018 @ 10:51:45 am
pikkieploos
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Hi Danie,

The roof is lifted from the inside as unit front and back, straight up. (Imagine Comfortvan)

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08 Oct 2018 @ 12:11:35 pm
Danie-SLK
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Is the silversheet bigger than the corners of the bush van?

Do you have eyelets punched in the silversheet?

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08 Oct 2018 @ 12:16:38 pm
pikkieploos
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Jip, the caravan is 5x2 and the sheet is 6x4 with lots of eyelids and ropes.

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08 Oct 2018 @ 12:57:36 pm
Leon
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I will advise that you allow the sheet to touch the top of the lifted roof. Then you secure the rest of the sheet with poles on either side. It would be good if you can fit a front middel pole as well. 

This gives and allow for the following:

Air flow between the tent roof and sheet.  (Cooler effect)

  • The caravan is cooler on inside due to this and the vent of the popup roof on the tent side can stay open even during rain.
  • Tent stays clean.
  • Tent stays dry.
  • If you have a middel pole like I do during very hot or rainy days you can take down the tent either keeping it dry or working in the shade of the sheet.

You will see that I have poles close to the four corners of the caravan. This is just to lift the sheet so that it cannot scratch the caravan during windy days.  The second eyelid from the front you will notice I do not have a pole. This is just to assist with holding the sheet down in very windy conditions.

 

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08 Oct 2018 @ 19:02:32 pm
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I support Leon with his suggestion.

Never trust to quickly, because life is too short?
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08 Oct 2018 @ 19:02:33 pm
DK
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I support Leon with his suggestion.

Never trust to quickly, because life is too short?
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09 Oct 2018 @ 08:12:04 am
pikkieploos
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Thank you all for the advise !! We'll be camping again in November and your advise will definitely help in the warm weather.

Kind regards,

 

 

 

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09 Oct 2018 @ 12:03:50 pm
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Pikkieploos is referring to a BUSH-trailer, some of which consist of a fold-open tent. Here is a photo of how we fit our reflective sheet. This sheet is now going to be fitted permanently (double and re-shaped to the correct size and stitched) to the tent. 

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09 Oct 2018 @ 12:54:14 pm
Leon
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To be honest the silver sheet always help to keep the tent cool.  There are various ways to make it work beter.

  • Either working beter during setting up camp by stiching it to the tent roof.
  • Or having it cooler by allowing air between the sheet and tent roof.
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11 Oct 2018 @ 09:25:17 am
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This is what my bush caravan look like. Thanks for your advise !!

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