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Old 04-12-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
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Looking for a way to put a solar shade on the front windshield of my 2008 Tiffin Phaeton. Unfortunately ours was built 6 months before they began putting in the duo shades.Already have themotorized night shade. I would like a manual solar shade because the motorized ones cost $1200 to buy installed. I was trying a do it yourself but cant figure that out so started investigating alternatives. I can't find anyone who will do a manual shade. Now Im considering a solar shade that twist locks on the outside of the windshield thru Shade Pro. I would like to hear the pros and cons of this type of shade from anyone who has one or any ideas on another type of solar shade
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We love our Magneshades. They are pricy but attach very easily and are worth it, in our opinion.
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We love our Magneshades. They are pricy but attach very easily and are worth it, in our opinion.
I second the Magneshades. We are extremely happy with ours. So easy to attach, we have them for front window and both passenger and driver windows.
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Looking for a way to put a solar shade on the front windshield of my 2008 Tiffin Phaeton. Unfortunately ours was built 6 months before they began putting in the duo shades.Already have themotorized night shade. I would like a manual solar shade because the motorized ones cost $1200 to buy installed. I was trying a do it yourself but cant figure that out so started investigating alternatives. I can't find anyone who will do a manual shade. Now Im considering a solar shade that twist locks on the outside of the windshield thru Shade Pro. I would like to hear the pros and cons of this type of shade from anyone who has one or any ideas on another type of solar shade
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The Shade Pro shades will work great; the only drawback is that you will need a ladder to install/remove them.
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We made our own, copying the Magnashade design. Cost about 1/3 the price quoted by Magnashade. Purshased the magnets from www.kjmagnetics.com and the fabric from local tent and awning company.
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We made our own, copying the Magnashade design. Cost about 1/3 the price quoted by Magnashade. Purshased the magnets from www.kjmagnetics.com and the fabric from local tent and awning company.
az bound Do you have any pictures? I bet they look great.
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Thanks for the quick responses. I'm interested in getting more info on the magnashades. I've never heard of them. I'll check out their website. AZ Bound, do you have any pictures of your shades you can share. I'd love to see what they look like.
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I second the Magneshades. We are extremely happy with ours. So easy to attach, we have them for front window and both passenger and driver windows.
Hello Luv2go, thank you for your response. Do you have any pictures of your magnashades you can share? I'd like to see what they look like.
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Here ya go: Home I just ordered one for 'Squeaky'. Dang, they are proud of 'em...but how much are they worth not to fall off a ladder and get hurt. Anyway, that's how I'm justifying the price, that and keeping the dash protected and the heat down inside.

They have a lot of patterns in stock, but they said it would take maybe six weeks to ship...VERY popular shade.

Contact #1-336-753-0905 BTW, price includes installation wand and a set of wiper sleeves.
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az bound Do you have any pictures? I bet they look great.
No I do not. Wish we had documented how we made them and taken photos. We have had several people ask us if they were Magnashade, but they are not.
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Another vote for Magna Shades. I have one each on the driver's window, front windshield, front door window, passenger's window, and a custom shade for a set of long thin side by side windows on the side of the coach. These shades not only keep the sun out, but you can see out through them.

A bit pricey, but a very good product.
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Yet another vote for MagneShade. It takes me more time to unlock the basement and unroll the shade than it does to put it up, it's that simple.
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Here is a picture of our Magnashades on the coach. The wrinkle was how we put it up, not usually there. No ladder needed, they come with a small pole that you hook into the corners, takes maybe 5 minutes.
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