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Old 07-04-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Insulated windshield drapes ?

I would like to replace the cloth windshield drapes with insulated ones to help keep the heat out when parked facing the sun. Has anyone done this and where did you get the material? Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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Do you mean the ones that go on the outside? If not then ignore this or read FYI only.

We have had windshield covers since we have owned the MH. They were made for us by a mobile service. Rather expensive. But they work reducing the heat substantially , and you can see through them. We had them made for side and rear windows as well. They have been exposed for three months a year to the desert sun and are still in excellent shape ten years later.

That being said this winter we know a couple that purchased some decorative shade material at Lowes and sewed their own. Cost about $35. bucks. They used an elastic material centered to stretch the ends at each end of the windshied where they had sewn in a dowel for ridgidty on the ends. A clip at the end of the elastic hooked into their driver and passenger side windows some how.

Very decorative, a variety of colors and inexpensive and beat the heat. Not a bad combo.

I saw some of the material at Lowes yesterday in the garden section. It is wide enough to cover a windshield without sewing pieces together so you are just hemming or having someone hem it for you.

If I had it to do over that is what I would do.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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We replaced our uninsulated/thin interior windshiel drape with MCD Shademan Duo. They work very well, powered by the original wiring for the small OEM sun visors I tossed out. Mcd have been a bit pricey, but I understand they have a new model out that is more moderately priced.
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We replaced our old ratty privacy curtains with insulated curtains. We bought the panels at Target. They were $24 apiece. For a typical Class A you will need 4 panels, but 5 will work better. My wife cut and re-hemmed them at 48 inches. The toughest part was getting the panels on the track. They work great. They also added a lot of color to the interior of the coach and cost a fraction of custom panels.

My wife took the remnants and made curtains for the door and kitchen window.
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We had ours backed with white blackout material. Works great on keeping light and hear out. We bought a few yards of material and had a seamstress sew it on.

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