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Post by mike on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 10:45 am

I have my doubts,and its not cheap to test it

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Post by John on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 11:25 am

No I do not think so either, stick to self inflating mats they work:))
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Post by The Admiral on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 2:19 pm

What self inflating mats do you recommend John?
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Post by The Admiral on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 2:24 pm

Sounds good, but as you said it's expensive just to try, ok self inflating mats good for condensation what else works because that's one problem I've never really solved. I've tried silvered camping mats but they don't seem to have made much difference.
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Post by mike on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 2:31 pm

I use a self inflating air bed on top of the mattress,cant remember if its 5 or 7cm but it stops your body heat penetrating the mattress so the bed board never gets warm so no condensation
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Post by alday on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 7:14 pm

from the looks of the picture using an off cut of breathable ground sheet would be just as successful, but i dont think it would work at all. i use a loft insulation comprising of bubble wrap encased in 2 layers of foil, still not cheap but works very well.
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Post by The Admiral on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 8:06 pm

Double or single mats? I would think double would be too big, but single would be too small?
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Post by mike on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 10:53 am

The Admiral wrote:Double or single mats? I would think double would be too big, but single would be too small?

My double i think a vango is a good fit
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Post by The Admiral on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 4:36 pm

Found some good reviews for this stuff so I'm tempted to give it a try as it would actually cost us more to buy some decent self inflating mats. If I do try it out I'll let everyone here know how we get on!
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Post by peridot on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 5:10 pm

It looks to me like it should work although it appears very expensive for what it is.

I've seen something similar used in rail vehicle floor design to keep the thermal insulation in the floor raised of the metal bedplate in order to ensure that any water in there can flow across the bedplate to the drains rather than be held in the insulation and cause corrosion.

Underbed condensation is a real problem on our Riva Destiny as the bed boards are covered in an impervious plastic material which provides no ability to 'breathe'.

I was planning to try the foil insulation recommended by alday as I believe I have some spare in the loft.



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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 8:38 pm

Jayne

Just a thought does the erection of the side skirt cut the level of under bed condensation as it allows the wood to warm slightly?

Has anyone used external insulation. i.e. The underside of the bed ply?
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Post by Rik Shaw on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 9:04 pm

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This is what we use off-cut from local carpet fitter.

polypropylene underlay got for £5............

seems OK up to yet.



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Post by Phoenix on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 9:16 pm

Rik Shaw wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


This is what we use off-cut from local carpet fitter.

polypropylene underlay got for £5............

seems OK up to yet.




That looks like Hyper Go to us. Smile

How much do we need to bring to Woodhall. lol!
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Post by navver on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 9:37 pm

Has anyone tried slats under the mattress as used in folding campers.
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Post by ShaunJUK on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 10:00 pm

What about corrugated cardboard boxes? Free regular supply from supermarkets when they are worn out.
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Post by The Admiral on Fri 24 May 2013, 8:39 pm

Rik Shaw wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


This is what we use off-cut from local carpet fitter.

polypropylene underlay got for £5............

seems OK up to yet.




We have a friend who's a carpet fitter and he's given us some of this to try for nothing (it was an off cut they had left over), So we're going to try it out this weekend, I'll let you know how we get on, if this doesn't work, I'm tempted to try that mesh stuff.
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Post by peridot on Sat 25 May 2013, 10:51 am


We tried the loft insulation (foil / bubble wrap sandwich) on our last trip and, while it reduced the amount of condensation, it didn't eliminate it.

Next step is to insulate the underside of the bed boards with the same material and see if that makes a further improvement.
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Post by Tow Itch on Sat 25 May 2013, 1:36 pm

If i was looking at underbed (on the outside) I'd consider one of the Kingspan solid Polystyrene/foil products.
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Post by peridot on Sat 25 May 2013, 2:09 pm

Tow Itch wrote: If i was looking at underbed (on the outside) I'd consider one of the Kingspan solid Polystyrene/foil products.

That probably would be better alright - It would certainly be easier to fix in place. The only downside is I have to buy it, whereas I have a roll of the other one available Very Happy

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Post by Suffolk20 on Mon 27 May 2013, 11:45 pm

We use the *good parts" of an old carpet as recommended by a dear friend who was a Dandy camper.

Works fine.
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Post by navver on Tue 28 May 2013, 12:29 am

Fit skirts and put a small heater in there.
How about bathroom underfloor heating elements.

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Post by ShaunJUK on Tue 28 May 2013, 8:21 am

navver wrote:Fit skirts and put a small heater in there.
How about bathroom underfloor heating elements.

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Oooh underfloor heating in a Dandy, very posh....
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 28 May 2013, 8:52 am

navver wrote:Fit skirts and put a small heater in there.
How about bathroom underfloor heating elements.

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Permanent electric blanket. Very Happy
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Post by The Admiral on Tue 28 May 2013, 4:12 pm

The polypropylene underlay worked very well, the underneath of the beds were cold to the touch but completely dry definitely intend to carry on using it.
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Post by navver on Tue 28 May 2013, 4:33 pm

Is it a true test at this time of year. Surely there can't be much condensation with the weather we had over the bank holiday.

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