Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-31-2014, 04:52 PM   #29
2 Rivet Member
TMT's Avatar
1974 23' Safari
Currently Looking...
2005 22' Interstate
Jacksonville , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 72
I love all the ideas! I'm thankful I live in Florida, and we are limited in our cold nights here, but we do go to colder climates… Gotta put something up on those walls.
But believe me, 40 degrees is cold for a native Floridian! LOL!

Melaine Taylor

Life Is A Journey - Enjoy the Ride!
TMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 05:24 PM   #30
Rivet Master
silverhawk's Avatar
1964 22' Safari
Elyria , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 780
Images: 20
Send a message via Yahoo to silverhawk
I use one of those yoga mats as AnnArborBob suggested. The insulation value is minimal, but as you stated you are in Florida.
You can find them for next to nothing at some of those outlet kind of places.

silverhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 05:52 PM   #31
jcanavera's Avatar

2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,022
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
Much as I like the sharp look of those bare inside aluminum walls, when the weather gets cool, I'm always thankful for the fuzzy carpeted walls of my Classic.

Jack Canavera
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 06:10 PM   #32
Rivet Master
robert claus's Avatar
2000 19' Bambi
mt. Prospect , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 772
Images: 19
We spent a week in cold weather in a CCD Bambi. If you slept against the wall, and rolled into it - hello! It woke you up! Furthermore, it sweated and the moisture soaked the sheets where they touched the walls. So glad we didn't buy one - it would be okay in the summer, but we're cool weather campers. The mouse fur in our Bambi is better in some ways - this being one.
robert claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 06:17 PM   #33
Rivet Master
KJRitchie's Avatar

2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,273
Sounds like someone could start a business creating these items plus containers that's will fit into the curved wall overhead cabinets.

Love my mouse fur and vinyl ceilings. Bad decision AS made going to bare aluminum walls and ceilings. At least cover half way up the walls or against sleeping and dining areas.

KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 06:25 PM   #34
Silver Baby Bambi
2005 19' International CCD
saint petersbyrg , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 12
cold wall solution

We have a Bambi and what we did was purchase crib pads for infants bed.
I velcroed them to the walls .....this gives you about 8 to 10 inches of height to protect you from the cold walls. With a corner bed we extended them from the foot of the bed around the walls to the top.
My wife say's they work great she sleeps on the inside.

Hope this helps!
stang2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 06:50 PM   #35
Rivet Master
Jim Foster's Avatar
1965 17' Caravel
1983 27' Excella
Walnut Grove/Laguna Woods , California
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,616
Send a message via Yahoo to Jim Foster
Aluminum walls are cold!

Our '83 Excella has nice upholstered panels attached to the walls that seem to stay the same temp as the inside of the coach.
Our '65 Caravel, on the other hand, suffers from "cold wall syndrome". The bed is a pull out Groucho. I attached a double thickness of 5/16 aluminum clad bubble pack to the wall. I made it about ten inches high and three feet long. It is covered by the back cushion when in the couch position. Not as nice as the panel in the Excella, but so much better than the cold aluminum wall.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Past President, El Camino Real Unit WBCCI#6620
Street Rod Builder (see avatar)
Kite flier (check out links below)
Jim Foster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 08:27 PM   #36
2 Rivet Member
1983 31' Excella
The Woodlands , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 91
In my 83 Excella I have twin beds. I got a 4’x8’ sheet of insulation from Home Depot. (RMAX R-Matte Plus “ thick R-5) cost $15.00. Cut it in half…( 2’x8’) it will fit next to the wall just under the curtain rail. Then I picked up a 2 outdoor patio lounger cushions. It comes with ties that can tied to the curtain rails. It’s perfect in size and fit.
Air83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #37
Sbb's Avatar
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Denville , New Jersey
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,029
Images: 2
I love my aluminmum walls and ceiling, great retro look, great reflections. We sleep u der two very fluffy dien comforters, no issue with cold wall, it is part of the fun of camping, that the the cold bathroom!
2006 Bambi CCD ("EireStream!!")
2010 Funfinder
2005 T@B
2001 Teardrop, Mountain Hardware Tent
For some perfection takes a little longer...
Sbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 09:03 PM   #38
3 Rivet Member
The Ice Man's Avatar
2011 27 FB International
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 211
Originally Posted by Ray Eklund View Post
When it was 18 degrees on a July camping trip in Wyoming one morning... my tongue stuck to the fabric. That is how cold it was.
Ray, welcome back. Love your posts. I think you were our Christmas gift ! What a HOOT.

I believe the part about 18 degrees in July; we got caught in a snowstorm on the 4th of July back about '85 or '86 in Wyoming. What I can't figure out is why you were trying to lick the wall ???
The Ice Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 09:09 PM   #39
Cowbell's Avatar
2015 27' FB International
2016 30' International
Felton , California
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 66
This is all great for a New Year's Eve laugh. Thanks Nomad518!
What have I gotten myself into? My first AS arrives mid February😳
Cowbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 09:57 PM   #40
Rivet Master
cwf's Avatar
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,073
Images: 2
Get some insulation from a building store it is called REFLECTIX. Roll it out and put it between the wall and mattress extending up the wall. Use painters tape or other method of your choice to Hold top against the wall
Peace and Blessings..
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2014, 11:20 PM   #41
Rivet Master
Foiled Again's Avatar
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 6,077
Command Hooks now have smaller clear hooks that are perfect for hanging lightweight fabric "crib bumpers" on. You could sew rings on the back side of the fabric, or put in button holes, or add loops to the top and just hang the fabric on them. Back with light cardboard, poster board, or even bubble insulation like Prodex.

Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2015, 09:03 AM   #42
3 Rivet Member
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Southwestern Ontario , Ontario
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 181
Images: 5
Send a message via AIM to TRIPPPIN Send a message via MSN to TRIPPPIN Send a message via Yahoo to TRIPPPIN
We used those collapsible windshield foil cell heat reflectors around the bed when it was cold. They fold like an accordion but are rigid and slide down between the bed and the wall. Dual purpose as heat reflector for the windshield in hot climates and around the bed in cold ones.

TRIPPPIN is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat Pump - How cold its too cold? VeggieBullet Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 7 01-09-2014 06:03 PM
Cold Aluminum! Headboard ideas? jasperkins Eddie Bauer - All Models 22 12-01-2013 06:18 PM
Interior walls sweating in cold LI Pets General Interior Topics 68 08-20-2012 02:19 PM
Brrrrr... cold aluminum wall! longdog 2007 Safari SE 5 05-07-2009 05:56 AM
Aluminum Walls Buzzy4 2006 Safari SE 2 09-29-2005 09:05 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.