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Old 03-24-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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MCD American Solo Shades

Has anyone installed MCD's new front window shades instead of using the standard Newmar pleated shade? I am not only looking to reduce the heat load from the front windshield, but also darken the front salon area of the coach in the morning.

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MCD American Solo Shades

Has anyone installed MCD's new front window shades instead of using the standard Newmar pleated shade? I am not only looking to reduce the heat load from the front windshield, but also darken the front salon area of the coach in the morning.

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Old 03-24-2008, 08:04 AM   #3
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No, we have RV Quick Shades. They are similar to the "typical" exterior shades, but "suction cup" to the inside of the windows (so no ladder, clips, etc), and you can see out during the day.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Jerry, a friend has the MCD's, I believe they're the Duo Shades. They have a black mesh "day" shade and a vinyl "night" shade. I really liked them, the mesh shade you can still see out but it is almost impossible to see in. They do allow light in, but maybe about 50% tops of what would normally come in. They did tests and found temps of 120* between the window and mesh shade, and temps of 80 just inside the mesh shade. They really kill the heat. I really liked them, and have talked to MCD about replacing mine. I just haven't decided to spend the money yet, but I will. When I do it I will do every window, so it will get a bit spendy.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if the standard front pleated shade is made in a "black out" version, similiar to the second pleated shades for the side windows. This would be easier than installing pull down shades for the front and sides.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:15 PM   #6
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When I checked on the MCD front shade for our Essex, I was told I would have to bring the Coach to Texas to be fitted and installed. That was because we would be using our power reel. The MCD dealer in Wildwood Florida could install but we had to stay 4 days for the install.
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For more info and testimonials about the MCD shades check the Alpine owners forum.
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