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.
Pikkie for more detail can you indicate if the roof is only lifted on one side and stands at an angle?
The roof is lifted from the inside as unit front and back, straight up. (Imagine Comfortvan)
Is the silversheet bigger than the corners of the bush van?
Do you have eyelets punched in the silversheet?
Jip, the caravan is 5x2 and the sheet is 6x4 with lots of eyelids and ropes.
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)
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.
Thank you all for the advise !! We'll be camping again in November and your advise will definitely help in the warm weather.
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.
To be honest the silver sheet always help to keep the tent cool. There are various ways to make it work beter.
This is what my bush caravan look like. Thanks for your advise !!