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Old 08-19-2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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New Window Shades

We saw some new window shades in a new MH the other day and was wondering where we might find them. One shade is dark where you can see through and the other is white. They seemed to be like old school roll up shades in a house. I think the MH was a Tiffen. Anyone know where I can find these?

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Old 08-19-2015, 08:12 AM   #2
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Search MCD shades. We have them installed as part of the deal when we bought our coach. We love them.

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Old 08-19-2015, 08:12 AM   #3
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Google MCD Shades, we had them installed at the factory in Texas.
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MCD, ours came with them.
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:14 PM   #5
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Your description sounds like our Automotion shades. http://www.automotionshade.com/English/Product-More.aspx?pSerial=&serial=144&parentNode=1¤tSerial =73
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #6
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Thanks Jim, those are the ones I saw.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:22 AM   #7
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Automotion shades are heads above the MCD. I removed the broken MCD and replaced them with the Automotion. Much happier
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Also look at Hunckler Fabrication.

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Old 08-20-2015, 12:14 PM   #9
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I know they are newer but MCD shades are still roller shades. Those of us old enough to remember them still remember why we did not like them.

I am waiting for my order to come in but I went with Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades. They are supposed to have some insulation value. I went with the Duette which were a honeycomb inside of a honeycomb. The triette has 3 layers.

Hunter douglas also sells roller shades. I do not like them but here is the difference between them and MCD as far as I can see.

1. Lots of different colors or material in HD
Black in MCD

2.Lifetime warranty on the mechanism 7 year on the strings. HD
1 Year warranty on MCD

Both have day night shades, I believe they are comparatively priced.

If you want to go with what I consider a better option look at the Honeycomb shades. They have several options one of those being Bottom Up or top down. If you want some light but do not want to have the shade open so people can see in just get the top down and you can lower the shade from the top a few inches to let light in.

I ordered the Motorized duette shades. I did not feel like I needed top down so I did not order it although it was available. You can get the motorized with a "C" cell pack for power. I was going to just run power from the camper since they work off of 8 C cells (12 volts) Hunter douglas advertises a 5 year lifespan using the C cells and it is a lot easier to hook up. It looks like the Battery pack will fit in the facing board above the cabinet doors in the cabinets over the shade. Drill (1) 3/8 hole to run the cord through velcro the packs in place and I have power. I will take some pics when I get them installed.

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