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Old 05-06-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Brrrrr... cold aluminum wall!

Any suggestions on how to make the rather-snug-for-two rear bed a bit more comfortable, in particular that cold aluminum interior wall? And every time I roll over at night, I seem to hit one venetian blind or another, raising a huge clatter.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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Our trailer came equipped with a fabric-covered pad that covered the wall where a person would contact it during the night.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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Brrrrr... cold aluminum wall!

Greetings Longdog!

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Any suggestions on how to make the rather-snug-for-two rear bed a bit more comfortable, in particular that cold aluminum interior wall? And every time I roll over at night, I seem to hit one venetian blind or another, raising a huge clatter.
The classic solution applied by Airstream in their vintage coaches was a comfort panel -- basically a quilt that attaches to the wall with snaps. A photo of the comfort panels on my '64 Overlander can be seen in the photo below:



Comfort panels with mattress in-place.




Comfort panel with mattress removed.

I am afraid that I can't offer a solution for the mini-blind problem.


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Old 05-06-2009, 11:31 PM   #4
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Any suggestions on how to make the rather-snug-for-two rear bed a bit more comfortable, in particular that cold aluminum interior wall? And every time I roll over at night, I seem to hit one venetian blind or another, raising a huge clatter.
You might try long sleeved PJs and ear plugs.

In our Caravel, I have a piece of 5/16 bubble pack insulation against the wall. It is covered by the back of the couch when the bed is put away.

As far as the blinds, don't know what to tell you. Perhaps the ear plugs? Or maybe you can learn to keep your feet out of the windows when you sleep.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:44 AM   #5
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Hello,

We made our "comfort panel" out of insulite... cut to fit. Insulite is the stuff one uses when backpacking, it is a thin narrow dense foam material that will keep all the cold away! Cost: about $10. No real solution for window blinds... we have curtains. We once had a SOB that had cold windows.... so I cut insulite to fit in the windows. Made it nice and dark, warm and quiet. No clue if that would work in a newer A/S.

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In order to get around whackin' the blind in the night, I simply raised the clips. Retaining privacy requires a little more effort !

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