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Old 03-06-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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M/L 23LB Front Window Arctic Pac

Our first outing of the season is in a couple of weeks and we decided to add some insulation to the front of the camper. The window and headboard area can get cold when the temps drop at night. We used two therma rest sleep pads for some added "R" values. One pad was cut for a headboard. The other was cut to fit between the window and the rock shield.

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Old 03-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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Glad we did this mod... the lows hit 35'ish and the headboard stayed nice and toasty.

BTW the heater in this camper is great ! it keeps the camper nice and toasty.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:09 PM   #3
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you put this on the outside between the rock shield and the window?

I do not live in an area that gets that cold but looks like a mod that actually would work and help keep the heat in

If you had the Storm window option you could have put it between the window and the storm window

I take it you added the heat strip to your a/c to give it heat?
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Darren, great idea. We did something very similar & I'll have to post a pic when I take one. We found from our prior 2104 that the front window let too much cold in & we never used it for light. My wife decided to make a 'headboard' out of it. So, we put some 2" foam padding on the window with double-sided tape & then attached (permanently with screws) a 'yoga mat' that my wife had found. And the color matches too. Now we have plenty of insulation & a comfy place to lean against as well. I was intending to put some insulation outside between the shield & the window, but just don't need to.

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As promised, here are the 'before' and 'after' pics. We have so far really enjoyed the comfort my wife's invention has given us - for insulation and as a very comfy backrest while sitting in bed and reading.
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wow thats pretty impressive and clean and looks like it does match as you stated -

If anything you could replace the screws with snaps so if you ever wanted to use the window to look out you could but other then that I wouldnt change a thing to what you have there - Cudos to the wife
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As promised, here are the 'before' and 'after' pics. We have so far really enjoyed the comfort my wife's invention has given us - for insulation and as a very comfy backrest while sitting in bed and reading.

That is a very clean install... your wife did great! Looks like it came from the factory that way...

It is amazing how cold that front window gets when the temps drop at night.

Thanks for posting the photos!

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Darren, thanks! My wife had decided to take out the curtains - they just seemed to get in the way for us. So the holes were filled with some regular ol' wood putty - happened to just about be the same color as the interior wall. We just spent this past weekend dry camping & on Friday night it got down to about 35. The heater ran quite a bit, but by our heads it was much warmer than with just the window there.
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