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Ali n Chris replied on 31/07/2020 20:31

Posted on 31/07/2020 20:31

Hi new to all of this, so apologies for any mistakes. We have recently bought a converted campervan, we also got an awning and this is where things went a wee bit wrong. Took grandkids away, so hubby and I slept in an inflatable mattress in awning and it was so cold. Awning has an attached groundsheet but I was wondering if there are thermal groundsheets available. Look online and only found waterproof ones. Thank in advance for any help.  Loving van life 

Tinwheeler replied on 31/07/2020 20:47

Posted on 31/07/2020 20:47

There’s a lot of that about, David. Another glitch in the system but, as you suggest, it can be changed in My Profile.


Welcome, newcomer. I can’t help with the groundsheet issue I’m afraid but enjoy your new van.



SteveL replied on 01/08/2020 08:11

Posted on 01/08/2020 08:11

If you are already using an inflatable mattress, I don't think a sleeping mat under it will make much difference at this time of year, the ground isn't that cold. More of a problem I would think is the unseasonably low air temperatures we have been getting lately.

We used either, inflatables, or the thermal mats when we tented and particularly remember one August, where the nights were very cold and our summer sleeping bags not up to the job. Hopefully August will be a warmer month overall than July.🤞

brue replied on 01/08/2020 14:53

Posted on 01/08/2020 14:53

Welcome Ali and Chris, definitely check your sleeping bag grades. Ours are three season, OK inside the van but you need better insulation if you're sleeping outside, especially the further north you go.