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Old 08-07-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Too bright

I have a 40ft. Alpine motor coach with a hugh widshield to see out..plus get baked alive.

I would like to put the power operated sun shades inside the windshield like the tour busses have.
I haven't been able to find a source?

Any links to one or more supplier(s) woud be greatly appreciated.
The two sides should be independent if possible.

Loking forward to getting on the road soon.

Ray Jeske
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Here you go... http://mcdinnovations.com/index.php/amsolo. I don't have these as our coach came with the electric shades for the windshield but I hear lots of folks reporting they like the MCD shades.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:43 AM   #3
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Ray,
What year is your coach. With MCD Innovations it could make a difference.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you

It is a 2003!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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Our '04 came with power window shades in the windshield from Carefree of Colorado. Each side of the windshield is independent, as well as the shades for the side windows.

Carefree of Colorado - Recreational Vehicle Awnings

Look under "interior sun control". They work well for cutting down on the sun coming in. However, I wouild look at MCD Innovations first. We have those in our other windows, and they are great.

When parked we had blackout backing put into our curtin. It really cuts down on the heat coming in. You can't see out, of course, but it does cut the heat.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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I fitted the Carefree power shades to my coach a couple of years ago.
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we have the carefree shades they were a bit pricy but worth it (700) installed but they work well and look like they belong
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #8
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Ray, in our '03 we have both MCD and Carefree shades. We already had the Carefree shades for driving as we had to replace the airplane visors!

We had the curtains in the cab area removed and MCD installed Day/Night shades on the drivers and passengers side windows.

We requested a single Night shade for the winshield and MCD made and fitted the shade in the windshield area. It is motorized and has an ignition over ride so that the shade will not come past a predetermined level on the windshield.

The fit and operation are very satisfactory.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #9
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Sunlight

Thank you everyonr for the prompt input.
We are ging to follow up on carefree also.

Happy and safe motoring
Ray and Sally Jeske
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Trainstop2:

I retrofitted all my blinds with MCD Duos, except the front shades. There I installed Carefrees. I used two 30" shades for the left and right and another size for the middle, mounted under the TV box (mine came with a CRT television). I also added a pull-down sunscreen on the DS side window to cut the heat.

I plan to upgrade, as a few others have, to a motorized, single-piece duo shade from MCD at some point. It requires modifying the cabinetry, which I want to do anyway (new flat screen). Right now it's just sitting on my list of projects, waiting for a BSWM to be thrown at it.

(now where is the BSWM, anyway???)
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As already mentioned MCD Duo Shades do seem to do the trick, I had mine installed a few weeks ago.
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Why spend the money for the pricy duo shade. We went with automotion shades same function as duo shades but a lot less money and been around a lot longer. In fact they invented the double shade
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Why spend the money for the pricy duo shade.
I liked them and how they work the same as you evidently feel about yours. In fact I did the whole bus including the screen door.
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