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Caravan Pop Top Tips

So we have had our pop top for just on 2 years now and have used it prob 6 times.  We have just returned from up the murray where the weather was very hot - hitting 40 deg one day.  Being a pop top we don't have air con. We purchased a portable evap cooler but as I was sweltering in the van the other day I was wondering in regards to the flaps that can be opened or shut - what is best in heat?

Do others leave all flaps opened or do you close in the direction that the sun is coming in - does that help with the heat?

any tips appreciated.

cheers!

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Re: Caravan Pop Top Tips

in reply to givemeaspell

This is not exactly an ebay problem.....you will probably get more answers if you ask on Community Spirit.

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Re: Caravan Pop Top Tips

in reply to lyndal1838

Sorry I thought this was community spirit forum on mv - I'll repost over there thanks for the heads up 

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Re: Caravan Pop Top Tips

in reply to givemeaspell

Because the poptop curtain is thinner & not insulated like the body it will always allow more heat transfer into the van. I keep the flap facing west closed, & the other 3 open all the time. You'll never stop the heat boring through the curtain unless it's the one on the side of the awning/annex, & only then if those attach to the roof. It's also the complete opposite in winter. The curtain won't keep the cold out as well as a full height van. 

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Re: Caravan Pop Top Tips

in reply to falconsportspack

falconsportspack wrote:

Because the poptop curtain is thinner & not insulated like the body it will always allow more heat transfer into the van. I keep the flap facing west closed, & the other 3 open all the time. You'll never stop the heat boring through the curtain unless it's the one on the side of the awning/annex, & only then if those attach to the roof. It's also the complete opposite in winter. The curtain won't keep the cold out as well as a full height van. 


Thanks falcons, appreciate it!