Caravan Fridge cover

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:36
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Hi All, Silly question,does anyone have a suggestion to keep the heat from full size fridge outside wall on a caravan. When we were in Tassie last year was told there is a slide on track with shade cloth available, cannot find it on web site, is there a D.I.Y. on this. Bob.K.
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Reply By: Racey - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:53

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:53
Hi Maisie, Yes they are available as a DIY. Try your nearest caravan accessories store, or here is an Ebay link. Frig awnining

Cheers
Jon
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Follow Up By: Maisie K - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 20:47

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 20:47
Jon, Found the site, for the money I think this is the way to go, ordering as we speak. Bob.K
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Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:46

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:46
Exterior heat reflective paint I painted the roof of our van yrs ago when we had it even though it has insulation I made it even better for those 40 deg plus days you couldn't feel any heat penetrating thru the ceiling. Something like Thermoshield or Solarcoat for an example it may not look that great painting a section of your van though but it will help a lot. I also done the roof of my exposed beam house years ago and it was incredible after applying 2 coats it reduced the heat by around 50% we have since replaced that roof. Last week I just purchased 15lts of Apcolite for $180 plus extra for undercoat to paint our awning etc with but it's been too hot and humid in Mackay to get up on the roof and apply it yet so there are a few different products you can research hope this helps.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 17:18

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 17:18
I bought some 'sail track' from the local caravan shop and pop-rivetted it horizontally to the outside wall above the fridge. My wife sewed a rope edge into some shade cloth and cut and hemmed it to shape. Slide it in and peg it to the ground at about a 20 degree angle.
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Follow Up By: Maisie K - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 20:51

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 20:51
Thanks Mikee5, look at doing that, but after Jon suggestion, price range not that must different, and everything is folded up nicely on the van. P.S. Good cook, ??? machinist. Bob K
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:23

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:23
Cookie and me did the same. riveted track above the fridge inlet/outlet then got some 80% black shade cloth from the shed, she machined hems top and bottom....I'm not clever enough for that :-))
Then curtain wire through the top hem and a length of electric conduit for the bottom with cord through it and job done except for banging a peg in the ground.
Works very well at minimal cost and rolls up neatly.
AlanH.
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