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Old 09-10-2015, 10:20 PM   #1
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Insulation / warmth for bed area

We will be going camping this weekend but now it's getting really cold at night. The heater in our J feather x17z does a decent job, but it feels like the bunk area is a still very cold. Is there something simple that can be purchased at a Home Depot, Walmart or whatever that one could put by the windows in the bed area that would help a little with keeping the cold out? Something that could be stuff in front of the window and then zip up the window area?
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I sleep on he outside and understand. Some people use Reflex bubble insulation and cut it to shape of the windows. When it is cold out we always have an electric site. So we have purchased a couple electric mattress pad heaters. They work great! If we do not have electric I like to place a thin fleece blanket on top of the mattress before making the bed, I find I stay much warmer.
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On other threads in this site, I've read posts where folks buy thermal covers for the pop out sides for added insulation/warmth.
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On other threads in this site, I've read posts where folks buy thermal covers for the pop out sides for added insulation/warmth.
Blue tarp to make your own or buy ready made from Popup Gizmos. The reflectix would help as well.
We heated our X23B with a small electric space heater when it was cool outside and used the furnace as "backup".
We didn't put anything between us and the mattress and used a feather comforter with a light blanket over us and were comfortable down to the high 20's at night.
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Blue tarp to make your own or buy ready made from Popup Gizmos. The reflectix would help as well.
We heated our X23B with a small electric space heater when it was cool outside and used the furnace as "backup".
We didn't put anything between us and the mattress and used a feather comforter with a light blanket over us and were comfortable down to the high 20's at night.
Quick question. When you use the blue tarps or even the thermal blankets do you cover the whole bunk end? Top and sides?
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I purchased some of the reflectix and it does make a small difference. it's still chilly in the camper but the reflectix definitely helps blocking the cold winds. Maybe next time i will just double up on the material...
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Have you tried Pugs or making your own. Some have taken silvered tarps and placed them over the bunk ends. I have not used them, but many people on the forum swear by them.

As for wind I have never noticed wind to have much effect on the inside temperature.

If you are camping at an electric site, the electric mattress pads are wonderful. I also use a 1500 watt ceramic heater, instead of the furnace. The furnace does do a better job heating the HTT.
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Pop Up Gizmos .com!! Their products are great. No issue with wind. Made to fit your unit. I've used them on a couple trailers to great effect.
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I have the super high wind Pugs and they seem to help. Remember, you can't have the RV zipped up tight with no air flow or you will have condensation issues. I bought a small ceramic heater at Walmart and that helped to keep warm air moving through the bunk ends. Flannel pjs, good sleeping bags, and a few extra blankets works too.
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I have this for heat and it's also my alarm system.
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