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Old 05-09-2014, 08:55 AM   #113
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To walk around the coach w/o clothes or in your bvd's - I put up a curtain when we pull in. This way you still can see out and get light in, but people really can't see in.
That's inventive & sure costs way less than the MCD shades we put in ours (I still LOVE our MCD's though).

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To walk around the coach w/o clothes or in your bvd's - I put up a curtain when we pull in. This way you still can see out and get light in, but people really can't see in. Attachment 62425




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So they had the measurements for the bounder already? Did you get the 85% or 93%? I see they also have the twist locks, I was thinking about those since I've had problems with buttons tearing through on boat covers but they are more obvious when the cover isn't in place. Did it make a huge difference with heat? I like the idea that I can see out but for the most part people can't see in. MIght be able to walk around in pajamas in the morning without scaring the neighbors! Sorry for all the questions.
Yes, they had the size for the Bounder already. We got the highest shade factor they sold at the time, so I guess 93%. (It has been 2 years and I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast. ) I didn't want the twist locks for the same reason you state--I thought they would look weird when the shade isn't on, though probably no one would even notice.

The shade makes a HUGE difference in the amount of heat coming through the glass. You will get so used to looking through the screen that you might have to add "REMOVE SUNSCREEN" to your checklist before driving off. Don't ask me how I know this.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:41 AM   #116
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Cliff--you should add some mods to this thread. I know you sold your Bounder, but you made a lot of updates that other people might benefit from.
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Awnings came in and appear or be okay. brown color is not what I hoped for, fact had to double check it was brown and not black. Not a big deal. Can't believe there are only 3 grommets at the bottom for staking a 15' panel. Going to add at least 2 more. As far as the end panel goes, it mounts differently than I thought so will have to figure out a new plan of attack as I am not drilling into the side of the coach. Think I have an idea but need to put out the awning first before making modifications to the end panel.

Sarah was definitely right in you need a big space to open them up. Thank goodness for the bonus room.

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Awnings came in and appear or be okay. brown color is not what I hoped for, fact had to double check it was brown and not black. Not a big deal. Can't believe there are only 3 grommets at the bottom for staking a 15' panel. Going to add at least 2 more. As far as the end panel goes, it mounts differently than I thought so will have to figure out a new plan of attack as I am not drilling into the side of the coach. Think I have an idea but need to put out the awning first before making modifications to the end panel.

Sarah was definitely right in you need a big space to open them up. Thank goodness for the bonus room.

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Lookin' good! The shade looks brown in the pic, so maybe it will be more to your liking when installed and some light shines through. (And you think it's big now...just wait till you try folding it back up...haha.) I have read that other people added additional grommets, too.
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how do those side shades mount?
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how do those side shades mount?
The instructions from ShadePro indicate that a bracket has to be screwed into the side of the coach. That was the main reason I didn't order that piece. Brian is going to engineer a different mount.
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Not only the side of the coach, but the awning frame as well. Headed out to storage a little later and will take pictures if successful.




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Got the big awning screen up and love it. Definitely a 2 person job to get the top panel in the track. The bottom piece unzips and zips easily. Makes a noticeable difference in sun allowed in.

I misspoke on the end panel installation when I said it also mounts to the the awning rail. You are supposed to drill a hole in the awning roller which allows the end of the support rod to fit in. The other side requires drilling in to the side of the coach. Not doing either, but we think we have a solution. Going back to storage later to see if our plan works, to hot now. My first helper was useless, just wanted to bark orders at me, so thankfully wife drove over and helped.

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Too cute. The new shade looks great!! The color looks good with your Bounder. Did you get the 8' shade?

Oh...and can you tell any difference in how the electric awning operates with the section left in?
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Nine foot drop for us, wanted to make a larger patio area. Awning rolled up as normal.


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Nine foot drop for us, wanted to make a larger patio area. Awning rolled up as normal.
I think that is going to make a huge improvement in reducing the glare on the outside TV.
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I think that is going to make a huge improvement in reducing the glare on the outside TV.

Same here. End panel mod was epic fail first try. Leaving storage now, but think I may have an idea I want to ask what others think. Will post my thoughts and questions after dinner.



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