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Old 02-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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Cheap Sun Shades for Storage

Folks: We live in Tucson Arizona and I keep our Xmas gift (RV in signature) beside our home. Sadly, we do not have any shade for it yet, just the shade cast by the house for part of the day. The main concern I have is for the windshield and driver/passenger windows. These massive windows take the brunt of the sun because of the orientation.

Does anyone know of inexpensive shades, like we use in our cars, that I can set up when I leave it sit and take down quickly when we leave? I looked on Amazon and searched here and found nothing. The ones we have for the cars are WAY too short and not nearly wide enough. Our rig does have curtains and some pull-down shades, but I am hoping for more complete coverage during storage that is not too much $$$.

Ideas welcomed!


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Old 02-22-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Go to Home Depot and get a roll of foil backed foam insulation. You can make your own shades for all the windows as the roll is 4 feet tall. I made a set for a Storm I used to have. Dropped the interior temp 20 deg F!!!

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Old 02-22-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
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Vapor3000 is right on target. Works great! I also got mine from Home Depot.
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I got 2 pair of the biggest ones from Walmart here in oro valley ant they fit perfect. 2001 37g
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:03 PM   #5
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I use the same product on my boat to help keep the sun reflected back and it does work work well.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #6
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I also did this, and the results were very good. Our '95 Trek had single pane driver and passenger side windows, and I made shades for these as well as the windshield. However, our '99 Trek has double pane windows on the driver and passenger side, and I was advised not to use the material on these since it is said to promote fogging.

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Go to Home Depot and get a roll of foil backed foam insulation. You can make your own shades for all the windows as the roll is 4 feet tall. I made a set for a Storm I used to have. Dropped the interior temp 20 deg F!!!
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I made my own inside window coverings from 1/8 Masonite which you can buy from Lowes etc. They lasted for years in the hot southwest sun and saved my interior . I stored them under the mattress when camping.
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I think I saw Camping World has the pop up reflector sun screens. I like some of the other ideas here too.

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