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Old 08-04-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Windshield Sunscreen questions

I want to install a sun screen to cover the outside of the windshield, there are two I like MagneShade, and Prompt RV Sunscreens, MagneShade problem is installing the upper interior attached magnets there is a cabinet that covers that area, Prompt has a stiffener on each side with a single strap. Does anyone have one of these or another brand you like?, what I don't want is to get out an 8 ft ladder and attach 6 snaps every time I put on the shade
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:01 AM   #2
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I looked at the shades you are looking at too, they were alittle more than I wanted to spend at the time and found another that has worked fine for us, they are called RV Quick Shades, they mount on the inside with suction cups at the very top of the windshield. Cost was about $90.00. Really nice when traveling, can be stuck up in no time and taken down in seconds. They work very good.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:16 AM   #3
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Shades on the outside of the windscreen will do a much better job of heat reduction than one on the inside. I have the MagneShade and am very pleased with it. It goes up and come down easily with just one person. It is always smooth with no wrinkles as the magnets keep it tight. We roll it up on a large pool noodle for storing.
The MagneShade keeps you from going up and down the ladder to push on snaps, it does not prevent you from using the ladder to clean your windscreen first.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:35 AM   #4
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I have RV Sunshades that install with snaps. They were custom made on site by a young couple at an RV Park in Texas and fit like a glove. No wrinkles.
Since I have to get out the ladder to clean the windshield before installing, it's not a big deal to put them on.
I have a cover for the windshield, driver side window, entry door and passenger side window, wiper blade covers and four wheel well covers. Takes me about 10-15 minutes to install including cleaning prior to install.
To store them, I have two PVC Pipes mounted on my basement slide out trays. I roll the wheel covers into one and the window covers into the other.
Outside screens are Much More effective than anything inside.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:14 AM   #5
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Prompt Sunscreen

We have the Prompt Sunscreen and really like it.

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Old 08-04-2015, 11:25 AM   #6
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We have the Prompt Sunscreen and really like it.

These were not around when we got ours but if I had to buy again, I would take a serious look at these.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:26 AM   #7
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Does anyone have one of these or another brand you like?, what I don't want is to get out an 8 ft ladder and attach 6 snaps every time I put on the shade
I made my own (cause I'm a cheapskate) using 95% PVC-coated polyester material and some super strong N52 magnets. I wrote up the details here. I'm very happy with the results and like the magnet "setup" which, for me, requires only a longish pole (I use my walking stick) and a bit of coordination. I too did not want to get the ladder out every time.

Another factor to consider.... The outside shades using material like I listed above allow you see out during the day. I really like this benefit - with all the windows blocked, I end up feeling like I'm stuck in a box.
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I have Prompt RV Sunscreens, LOVE the front window.

NOT SO MUCH with the side windows.

They come loose over time, then fall, drape, and stretch out.

I sent them back because they would not fit stretched out along the window properly, looked like a drape with the folds, they came back with a moderate fix but still drape.

If you keep new suction cups on them, they work just fine. That's my 2 bit worth on them.

I LOVE how quickly I can install them, no ladder, no extension rod, etc.

They work GREAT other than my irritation at the folding of the side window covers as mentioned.

I highly advise and would buy them again.....
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Were in Colorado today and next to us is a Phaeton with a RV Sunshade it has 3 snaps on the top and 2 on the bottom, it fits and looks nice, yes it takes a ladder, but as some have said you want to clean the glass first so I may get one of these, I think I will wait for Quartzsite next January and see if RV Sunshade is attending
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We also use the RV Quick Shades on the inside of the windshield with suction cups. They go up in minutes, look great and no one can see inside during the day time. When the sun is really brutal, we just pull the curtains for a while. There is some danger though since I have started driving with them still up!
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I want to install a sun screen to cover the outside of the windshield, there are two I like MagneShade, and Prompt RV Sunscreens, MagneShade problem is installing the upper interior attached magnets there is a cabinet that covers that area, Prompt has a stiffener on each side with a single strap. Does anyone have one of these or another brand you like?, what I don't want is to get out an 8 ft ladder and attach 6 snaps every time I put on the shade
I have the Prompt that go on with suction cups and a strap..no ladder...also have the side widows also...they were for a 2004 MADP...which I no longer have.....if interested and you think they will fit..make me an offer...
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Update after seeing one at where we are at I just ordered a Prompt RV Sun screen in brown, the company has updated the attachment to a small bracket on the pass side, and a adjustable strap on the drivers side that hooks on the center of the side window
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I have the MagnaShade and love it. Installation was not difficult on my 2005 Diplomat. They are very easy to put up (2 min) and take down and they work very well. I will never buy anything else.


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I have RV Sunshades that install with snaps. They were custom made on site by a young couple at an RV Park in Texas and fit like a glove. No wrinkles.
Since I have to get out the ladder to clean the windshield before installing, it's not a big deal to put them on.
I have a cover for the windshield, driver side window, entry door and passenger side window, wiper blade covers and four wheel well covers. Takes me about 10-15 minutes to install including cleaning prior to install.
To store them, I have two PVC Pipes mounted on my basement slide out trays. I roll the wheel covers into one and the window covers into the other.
Outside screens are Much More effective than anything inside.

Sorry folks, I gave you some misinformation in this post. What I have is called RV Sunshade Co. They were custom fit on site at an RV Park in Rockport, TX. These things fit like a glove and make a Huge difference to the inside temperature but yes, you need a ladder to install them.
They have dealers all over the country that will come to your site. God company.


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