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    Insulated curtains in an R20

    Hi all,
    We have a Romahome R20 and, like Brian the Snail has done, are thinking about replacing the curtains that separate the living area from the cab with heavier insulated ones. Has anyone else done this, do we need to change the curtain rail for a more substantial one, such as used in a house, or can we use the existing rail and just sew a new popper strip to the new curtains. Any advice anyone?

    #2
    How about just adding thermal liners to the existing curtains?

    I lined mine with blackout material. A quick and easy job.

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      #3
      We replaced the curtains in their entirety for two reasons: a) we wanted longer floor length curtains to restrict the draft as much as possibly, b) Liz had found some good weight curtain material really cheap in a charity shop!

      The new curtains are quite heavy but popper tape using the existing track works fine. We travel with some Really Useful boxes holding stuff and when we park up we move the driver and passenger seats as far forward as they go and drop the boxes into the space behind them. The full length curtains get trapped between the boxes and seat back and so makes a decent seal but there is enough give in the curtain fullness that they can be drawn at the top to let light in or closed. This means the curtains are often tight and so any leaning on them to reach into the cab pops them off the track but no problem to pop them back again.

      Our only design flaw is the press studs on the side walls. The new curtain material is quite thick, especially with liner and so it is hard to get press studs to fit. They hammer in but it is hard enough to get a strong enough fitting and so they will break off the curtain and can't be refitted unless we get home and hammer in new ones. We are working on this.

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        #4
        Thanks for the advice. The press studs won't be a problem as we never bother to use them, at night we just draw the curtains across which is why we think thermal curtains would be a good idea.

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