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Hi does anyone have one of these thermal internal blinds for the front windscreen and can offer an opinion? I find the integral windscreen blinds a faff and usually use the comfortz external cover but would rather have an internal one so it doesn’t get wet. Thanks!
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I use multi layer internal screen similar to the ones in your photo, (reflective silver facing outside, material facing inside) attached via suckers.
they are extremely good at keeping heat out of the van.
 
I've been pondering the same. Trying not to default to Brandrup on cost grounds, but a couple of folk I know have recommended them as effective and compact.
Ideally I'm after one for the front windscreen and one for the sliding door window (so I don't have to faff about with the internal blind before opening the the door when I nip out in the night, and as spring is failing).
Can anyone recommend a brand other than Brandrup. I had a no-brando set for aT5 but the cheap ones seem to be very bulky.
(Comfortz screen cover is indeed excellent, but would be good to have a fallback option).
 
Projectcamper.de make some really nice ones with patterns and also black backing rather than silver for a stealth look. Still expensive though.
 
Projectcamper.de make some really nice ones with patterns and also black backing rather than silver for a stealth look. Still expensive though.
+1. Love mine. Yes, expensive but quality and design justify the price.
 
OP which ones did you go for? Have a similar dilemma myself, really dislike the design of the integrated blinds
 
OP which ones did you go for? Have a similar dilemma myself, really dislike the design of the integrated blinds

Not decided yet! Am going to take our external one to France next week and think about it again when we get back.


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I bought something similar to perfectos as I do not like the internal blinds and since we were going to experience the midnight sun all summer. They keep the van insulated from the outside warmth which is a plus.

They cost me 80 euros at an online French van specialist
 
Hi does anyone have one of these thermal internal blinds for the front windscreen and can offer an opinion? I find the integral windscreen blinds a faff and usually use the comfortz external cover but would rather have an internal one so it doesn’t get wet. Thanks!
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Are these ones from Energized Customs confirmed to fit a 2023 T6.1 Ocean? Thinking of pulling the trigger.

Thanks

Jimmy
 
Are these ones from Energized Customs confirmed to fit a 2023 T6.1 Ocean? Thinking of pulling the trigger.

Thanks

Jimmy
Are they held on by suckers?..what's the cost and do you have the link?
 
I agree the windscreen roller blinds let too much light in, as do the magnetic cab blinds. Amazing how they didn't think black out cab window blinds were needed...
 
Are these ones from Energized Customs confirmed to fit a 2023 T6.1 Ocean? Thinking of pulling the trigger.

Thanks

Jimmy

Yes - do let me know your thoughts if you get one!


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Hi does anyone have one of these thermal internal blinds for the front windscreen and can offer an opinion? I find the integral windscreen blinds a faff and usually use the comfortz external cover but would rather have an internal one so it doesn’t get wet. Thanks!
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I made something similar years ago first for my VW Sharan then for the California. Blackout material one side and print curtain the other. Held with suckers. Easy to take on and off . second hand material only had to pay for the suckers. Very useful when leaving van parked in the sun.
 
I agree the windscreen roller blinds let too much light in, as do the magnetic cab blinds. Amazing how they didn't think black out cab window blinds were needed...
Agree the original side blinds and the front let in light. I lined the front side window ones with blackout material and the magnetics hold OK. I have put a cable over the sliding door and have a curtain. The blind on the door let's in light at the bottom.
 
Yes - do let me know your thoughts if you get one!


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Arrived today and am pretty pleased with them. Come in a little storage bag, seem a decent fit and definitely keep the van a lot cooler. For £70 they’re a big improvement on the integrated ones

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Arrived today and am pretty pleased with them. Come in a little storage bag, seem a decent fit and definitely keep the van a lot cooler. For £70 they’re a big improvement on the integrated ones

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Hi may I ask how you have been getting on with these covers? After a few stormy nights (roof down and external screen cover close to being ripped off!) I’ve been looking at some internal screens as a backup. The VW side window magnetic covers are ok but no thermal properties but I hate the pull out blinds on the front screen (I actually liked the simple T5 cloth version which hooked onto the visors and stuffed down the gap at bottom of screen pity they did away with them for T6 and T6.1)

I note their web site shows they fit up to the 2022 models (picture shows the older rear view mirror fitting) how have you found the fit on front screen and around the mirror etc? Have suckers worked ok re holding ok even when condensation is possible?

Cheers
 
window magnetic covers are ok
I don't like the way they let light through...surely could have been designed as blackout?
I agree entirely that the internal ones are most useful as solar blinds when parked up - they let too much light through to be great camping blinds.
I have toyed with getting some internal insulated ones, but so far have managed with the rainbow screen cover as I try my best to Take Less Stuff
 
It is indeed a slight dilemma…….. however I can not help but think that it must be possible to produce more attractive looking blinds that don’t look like tin foil :eek: We have an external screen and it does work well but as stated….. wind or rain can become a source of grief! We like to travel light so I am thinking a smaller but lighter internal set might be useful …….. but NOT looking like tin foil.

Regarding the condensation I don’t think they can be as good as external screens simply because the external screens keep the inside of the glass at a similar temperature to the van whereas the internal screens keep the glass aa similar temperature to the outside.

We are less worried by the light bleed, just more concerned with the condensation (which can be quite problematic when really cold outside (yes I do know all about the need for ventilation).

I reckon I might have to design some blinds that work well, fit easily, and are light and compact ………… mmmm ….. then I can sell them to you lot! :thumb
 
It is indeed a slight dilemma…….. however I can not help but think that it must be possible to produce more attractive looking blinds that don’t look like tin foil :eek: We have an external screen and it does work well but as stated….. wind or rain can become a source of grief! We like to travel light so I am thinking a smaller but lighter internal set might be useful …….. but NOT looking like tin foil.
Project camper have you covered. Option of silver or black outward material with the same thermal properties (per PC)

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I noted these being mentioned on another thread, and had a brief look on their website, tried translating to understand descriptions etc but still struggled to navigate or figure out details or see if deliveries to UK would be an issue or prohibitive cost wise. Look good quality though.
 
I noted these being mentioned on another thread, and had a brief look on their website, tried translating to understand descriptions etc but still struggled to navigate or figure out details or see if deliveries to UK would be an issue or prohibitive cost wise. Look good quality though.
The shipping cost is 29.83 euro to the UK and VAT is deducted during the ordering process. You'll probably have to pay VAT/customs on entry into the UK though.
Well worth it IMO and one of my top 3 buys for the Cali.
 
Thanks will take another look (and try a bit harder using ‘translate’ to navigate)
 
Thanks will take another look (and try a bit harder using ‘translate’ to navigate)
I think you will find if the value is less than £135 there is no customs charge due. That is my experience. I am also looking at the Project Camper windscreen blind, so please let us know how the ordering process goes. Thanks.
 
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