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Guzzimik

Posts : 27
Join date : 2012-04-14
Location : Witham, Essex

Removable insulation

Post by Guzzimik on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 11:10 pm

After a dodgy summer I actualy managed to get the Dandy out the other day to take some picks of my removable insulation (I think we are going to need them on our trip to Yorkshire!).
The Panels are attached using press studs, the fixed halfs of the studs are fitted to the door and window panels using small screws, and to the side panel top rails using pop rivets. I also fitted a stud to in the bottom corner of the bed unit.
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The panels were made by first measuring the length and height of each side, they are all different. Each panel starts as a rectangle made of two pieces of fabric stitched together with 4oz wadding sandwiched in between. Next the studs were marked and fitted to the edge that is going to be fixed to the window and door panel (making sure that you are matching the appropriate panels). The insulation is then fitted and held up, this enables you to mark out the shape of the insulation to match the appropriate side, and the studs along the top rail.

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I made the insulation so that it tucks in behind the matress and fixes to the stud in the bottom corner.
The side panel was then trimmed to shape and re-stiched together.

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The insulation for the ends of the Dandy were made the same way but using 2oz wadding, this enables them to be left in place when the Dandy is packed away.
The fabric used was something we had laying around, the red/orange fabric seems to have some sort of waterproof coating, which could be a good idea in case of condensation.
We are considering making window flaps but as yet not sure if necessary, will update if we do.
The insulation panels are nice and light and we fold them into four and put them in bags in pairs and keep them on top of the Dandy.

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I hope this useful
Mik
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Caz1960

Posts : 1716
Join date : 2011-09-04
Age : 57
Location : Cardigan west wales

Re: Removable insulation

Post by Caz1960 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 11:28 pm

fantastic good solution to a problem and looks brilliant
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Eilis
Dandy Owner

Posts : 1458
Join date : 2011-06-12
Age : 51
Location : Lowestoft, Suffolk

Re: Removable insulation

Post by Eilis on Mon 24 Sep 2012, 7:21 am

that looks great, mike did something with the type of insulation you get to protect tables but this method seems much more flexible and less cumbersome to do

def worth a try Smile
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Helen
Dandy Owner

Posts : 6826
Join date : 2011-06-12

Re: Removable insulation

Post by Helen on Mon 24 Sep 2012, 7:55 am

Great job and you'll feel a difference with the insulation
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Cazz

Posts : 2052
Join date : 2011-07-14
Age : 41
Location : Staffordshire

Re: Removable insulation

Post by Cazz on Mon 24 Sep 2012, 10:33 pm

Good idea, and handy to reuse usable things.

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