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Old 02-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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We are thinking of ordering sun shades for our windows - the type that snaps on. Any comments?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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We had ours custom made while in Meza, AZ last spring. One of the best upgrades to the Coach that we have done.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:21 PM   #3
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On, my last Excel I had the style that just rolled up and down like a house shade and for the back windows I had snap on ones …I used them year round benefiting from the wind being cut in the winter and making windows cooler in the summer..On this unit I went with double pain windows and I will see how they do before deciding if I want to shade up my windows…Book2
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:31 AM   #4
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For me, I didn't want to drill holes in our coach so we initially went with Prompt Sunscreens. They are held on with rubber straps and suction cups and require no drilling. They can also be put up without a ladder.

That said, I recently made my own inside-mounted screens that are fastened by suction cups and snaps. These are similar to the screens sold by RV Quick Shades.

This subject is discussed frequently on iRV2. There are 1 or 2 sunscreen topics that are active right now. If you use the "Find" tab at the top of the page, type in "sun shades" or "sun screens" and uncheck the box that says "search this forum only" you will likely get more information than you have time to read. You will also get more opinions than you can count.
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Hi John,
All the screens work. It comes down to how your lifestyle and preferences match each product. My exterior screens are from MCD. Go here to see their products. On the top, they snap in place and on the bottom there is industrial strength velcro holding the corners. These screens fit flat all the because the velcro is infinitly adjustable.

Most importantly, they fit how I use exterior shades. I use them only when staying in one place for a couple of weeks or more. I also have interior shades. These are used for shorter stays.

The bottom line is determine how you will use the shades and what install/storage activities are you able/willing to do. Lastly the look you are going to achieve. The MCD screens do put a great finishing touch on the coach.
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We have inside sun screens. The reason for inside screens is so you don't have to clean off bird poo and pine tree sap.
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I have a comment on the snap on style you want to purchase.

Seeing you have a 5th wheel I assume you need the shade for the windows, not a windshield, as for a motorhome.

When I bought my motorhome windshield shades I also ordered one made for the front living area passenger side window. I try and park so the evening sun hits the drivers side and this is the hottest time of the day. Also saves the upholstery.

The window shade can also be left on when the RV is in storage.

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Tom, pics are a good idea. Go here to see my exterior sun screens. Scroll to the right to see the different windows.
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This is the bad part, the original question was ask by an Exceler and some mod or adm. links it to go out to the general population and now it is all motor home folks answering it...yep no wind shields on a fiver....Book2
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Then why would a man if he wanted all points of views not start a thread in the general location on the IRV2 forum? But when one starts one in specific community to get the views of those owners and an adm. thinks it should be linked….that is wrong..then you are taking away my rights to ask whom I want to ask for an answer and you are determining who you want to answer it…Book2
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Thanks, for letting me know you're position and listning to mine......Book2
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One possibility is the OP posted in the owners forum because that is where they go mostly, may not have even thought of the larger group having input.
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