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Old 12-23-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Anyone with the large one piece windshield have a Sun Screen? There is a lot of glass to cover, and I'm looking for what works best. Also the top of the windshield is way out of reach without a ladder.

I see there are snaps, twist fasteners, velcro, straps, and suction cups used for attaching the screen, and some systems must be easier than others.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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Anyone with the large one piece windshield have a Sun Screen? There is a lot of glass to cover, and I'm looking for what works best. Also the top of the windshield is way out of reach without a ladder.

I see there are snaps, twist fasteners, velcro, straps, and suction cups used for attaching the screen, and some systems must be easier than others.
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
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There are several Newmar, one piece windsheild coaches, that have the outside covers installed here. They look great and only require about 4 snaps. Yes you do need a ladder to install or remove. I did not opt for any as we face a lake and love the total full view, day and night.
But, they look cool.

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Old 12-23-2006, 12:48 PM   #4
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Re; Windshield Covers,

Everytime I watch someone putting on the outside covers I REALIZE HOW lucky I was when I bought the INSIDE covers, not for 1 piece shield, but 1 piece would be easier to install.

My covers have suction cups and this is the 3rd rig I've used them on.

I bought them at the RV TOY STORE in California, and you don't have to make any holes in rig and if it in a bad weather situation outside, who cares, these go on the inside.

Hope this info helps..

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Old 12-23-2006, 05:03 PM   #5
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I use Motor Coach Designs (MCD) privacy screens on all my windows. They do require a ladder to install. A ladder is not required to remove the screens. At this time, the snaps are no problem for me. I like clean windows. This means I am on a ladder anyway, cleaning the windows. I use the privacy screens when we will be parked for 3 days or longer. In the daytime they allow one to look outside. If outside the coach, one can not look into the coach. At night the interior privacy curtains need to be closed. The screens really help with Summer AC. Keeping the heat off the glass makes a big difference in the coach staying cool. I also have MCDs power visors. They do an excellent job of blocking the sun and more importantly, cutting down on the glare that materializes on a bright and sunny day.
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:30 PM   #6
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Take a close look at the Prompt RV Sunscreen. I use it on my Mountain Aire and it's great. No snaps, velcro or ladder needed, suction cups optional but not necessary. It uses a clip that clips on the edge of a front side window. Each end of the screen has a 1 inch wide aluminum bar running up and down. All you do is put the clip on the window and unroll the sunscreen across the windshield and then clip the other side. You can see out great during the day and nobody can see in. At night, you need to use your inside curtains for privacy.

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Old 12-23-2006, 07:02 PM   #7
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I ordered the Prompt RV Sunscreens for my 2007 MADP one piece windshield. I gave up after trying twice to get one to fit. I have one for sale. The windshield is to large for the aluminum bars to handle.

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Hi John

I'm curious how the Prompt RV sunscreen doesn't fit? One trick I found on mine is that I put the screen on before I level the coach. Otherwise with my short arms, it's difficult to reach up and roll the screen across the windshield. Is this what you mean or is it that they just didn't get it cut / made to the right size?

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Old 12-24-2006, 05:17 AM   #9
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RV Sunshade is another option....Uses the snaps instead of the bar and suction method...

I've talked to this gentleman and he's going to be in and around Tampa in January.

Still weighing all the options....need a scorecard!
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:37 AM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Still weighing all the options....need a scorecard! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's where I am, looking at all the various products.

We should be able to find just about every type being used by folks camped at the Tampa show, and get their opinions.

There should be several vendors there also.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:43 AM   #11
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Had sun screens made for our KSDP 3910 at the Tampa RV show in Nov. Could not believe how much the heat thru the windshield was reduced.
RV Sun Screens of Florida did a real nice job
Will be at 07 Show with Newmar group Take a look them they are brown.

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We had RV Sunshade on our Revolution and liked the look and fit. We realize it may take more time and effort to put them on but its worth it...
We will have them put on our new Essex as soon as we can.

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Gordon from RVSunshades has offered to meet me in the Fort Myers area prior to the Tampa Rally if anyone would be interested...
I know he uses the snap method,but I'm thinking that "when I put them on" they'll be there for weeks at a time,so it'd not be that big of a deal and may be a better way to fit...

As always would love to hear the pros and cons...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Still weighing all the options....need a scorecard! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am like the rest of you who are waiting on the sideline. I may come to Tampa for one day, so I will try and weigh what all the vendors have.

I loved the inside sunscreen with suction cups I had before, but no one is making one I like for application for the large single piece windshields of the new rigs. They all help, but some sure are easier than others to install.
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