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Old 02-03-2016, 09:51 PM   #15
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In Nov, 2010 I had MCD shades installed at the factory in McKinney TX. It was necessary several times to reset the shade limits and a motor needed replacement . . .
And I thought I was the only one having problems.

I self-installed all manual MCD shades in my 2001 Newmar Mountain Aire. Since then I've had to readjust several of them. I also have to use a clamp to hold one shade down.

I thought this just happened to MCD's manual shades.

I am so sorry that I just didn't restring the originals. Live & learn.
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Learning this has taken MCD off my list of new shade suppliers.
How many other things have you heard about them? They must sell a lot of shades yet there only seems to be less than a handful of negatives posted here over the years about them, yet countless positives about the product and customer service.

Good luck with your choice what ever it is.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:38 AM   #17
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Not true. The wire that they are talking about is the ignition sense wire. If that was fused and the fuse blew, the shades would think that you were parked and move through their full travel.
I can tell you that when the ignition power was lost because the wire burned the shades did not come down. If there were a fuse, the wire would not have burned. It would have acted like it does with the ignition off...the shades would go down only if the down switch was activated.
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If the fuse was at the switch and the ground was between the switch and motor as a sensor wire not a power source for the motor the fuse most likely would not have helped as the main power would have been coming from the motor side towards the ground/bare wire before getting to the fuse. If the power for the motor was coming from the switch then yes a fuse would have helped.
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How did they test the flammability of the plastic/vinyl material where the shade structure was mounted?
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I'm glad they didn't test the flammability on my coach. I've never seen a coach burn so have no first hand experience, but the tech said he saw one on fire and the coach burned very fast. He said interior materials are very flammable
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More "help" from the Nanny State and corporate legal departments trying to justify their existence.

Why does that so-called "protection" need to be installed in the first place? What driver in his right mind is going to lower the shade far enough to block his view of the road?

Learning this has taken MCD off my list of new shade suppliers.
The probable assumption is that no driver in their right mind would lower the shade. However, as we all know, accidents happen. Depending on where the switch to lower them is located, a driver could bump the switch, trip the switch, hit the wrong switch, etc. So could a passenger. It is a failsafe to try to insure it doesn't happen. Not a nanny state, just a way to keep accidents from happening like anti-lock brakes and such.
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POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD FROM MCD SHADES

...I initially phoned them... I mailed a detailed letter to "MCD Management"...I emailed the letter to them twice...
As a suggestion, in the future the only way to insure they get your correspondence (or can't deny getting it) is to send them snail mail, registered, return receipt required. BTDT.
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