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Old 04-19-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Exterior windshield sunscreen???

I've been looking for an inexpensive windshield sunscreen. Most use buckles or snaps that have to be attached to the RV. Then I saw Magna Shade and thought I could do that, I can sew.

Has anyone else sewn their own? What kind of fabric did you use?
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I've been looking for an inexpensive windshield sunscreen. Most use buckles or snaps that have to be attached to the RV. Then I saw Magna Shade and thought I could do that, I can sew. Has anyone else sewn their own? What kind of fabric did you use?
I have not done it yet, but plan to. I am going to use the type of screen they usually have in the garden center at HD. I used some on a wood frame t for the top of our green house for shade and it's still there 15 years in the Texas sun and winters.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:04 PM   #3
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Their was a good post on RV.NET, recently where a guy made his own.. Pictures, instructions.. Fabric from Home Depot, about $35 magnets from Amazon about $100. Then some sewing. Its on my list of things to do
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:23 PM   #4
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I made a sunscreen for my old coach from 90% sun blocking screen purchased at lowes for around $35.00. There was an attempt to duplicate the Magneshade but the rare earth I had on hand just didn't cut the mustard and it would blow off in the wind. I looked on the internet for the high quality rare earth magnets and to get the number of magnets you need ( 1" X 1/2") and the quantity it was going to run close to $200.00 just for the magnets so I used snaps with existing screws that were on the trim around the windshield. If you have the heavy duty sewing machine necessary for the screen and decide to make your own screen just don't scrimp on the magnets. With the new coach I'm going to save up and just buy the real deal. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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I've been looking for an inexpensive windshield sunscreen. Most use buckles or snaps that have to be attached to the RV. Then I saw Magna Shade and thought I could do that, I can sew.

Has anyone else sewn their own? What kind of fabric did you use?
I Made one last year. Went to Utah in July and Aug and it worked great. I attached two clothes hocks to the top corner of the windshield and used a bungee cord from the top of the screen around the mirror to the bottom of the screen. Got all the material off eBay. I use a pool with a hock to route the bungee cord over the clothes hock. Can put in on while standing on the ground.
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don't know why it did not cone through before. try again
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I made this got materials from sail right
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I Made one last year. Went to Utah in July and Aug and it worked great. I attached two clothes hocks to the top corner of the windshield and used a bungee cord from the top of the screen around the mirror to the bottom of the screen. Got all the material off eBay. I use a pool with a hock to route the bungee cord over the clothes hock. Can put in on while standing on the ground.
Looks great, but what are clothes hocks?
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should read hook, typo

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Looks great, but what are clothes hocks?
here is an exploded view. My parts list showed 12 because that was min quantity I could buy. I only used 2.
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Here is an inexpensive sun shade without snaps or that needs a ladder install. I had one on my last MH and ordered a new one for this MH as soon as we signed the papers. Goes on in less than a minute and in the $200. price range depending on model of MH. RV Sunscreen | Our Sunscreens, Shades and Covers
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Stew, good job What fabric did you use?
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DW and I made ours about 5 years ago, copying the Magnashade design.
The fabric can be bought at most lawn and garden centers, or tent and awning stores along with the bias to finish the edges. We used Taxilene 95% blockout, recommended by Arizona Tent and Awning.
The magnets we used were rare earth grade N-42 from www.kjmagnetics.com
1"x1"x3/8" thick. I believe we paid around $7.00 each for the magnets, 14 in all for the windshield.
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AZBOUND that's just what I was thinking of doing
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On the side windows we used grade N-52 magnets of the same dimensions. used 1/16" steel plates adhered to the aluminum window frames with exterior grade double backed tape. That was done so that the shades also covered the frame to stop heat transfer through the frame and allow the windows to be opened without removing the shadescreens.
I would also recommend using stainless needles when sewing near the magnets.
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