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How do you stay warm in a campervan?

You can stay warm in your campervan using several methods, including good insulation, a heating system, thermal blankets, hot water bottles and proper clothing.

Here's quick overview of these different methods:

  1. Insulation: Proper insulation is essential for keeping a campervan warm. Insulation helps to trap heat inside the van and prevent cold air from entering. The insulation material can vary, but it's important to choose one that is appropriate for the climate you'll be camping in.

  2. Heating system: There are several types of heating systems that can be installed in a campervan, such as propane heaters, diesel heaters, or electric heaters. Each type has its pros and cons, and the choice will depend on your budget, the size of your van, and your camping needs. For occasional use, consider a portable propane heater.

  3. Thermal blankets / window covers: Thermal blankets or window covers can help to keep heat inside the van by preventing cold air from entering through the windows. These can be purchased or made at home using insulating material. Also consider air vent covers for your fans - these leak a lot of cold air in!

  4. Hot water bottles: Cheap, cheerful and very effective - hot water bottles can warm up your bed and provide a steady stream of heat throughout colder nights.

  5. Proper clothing: Wearing warm clothing, such as thermal underwear and layers, can help to retain body heat and keep you warm.

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