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Old 11-04-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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smart visor vs power smart visor

my mh is at the dlr for a few warranty tweaks and winterization (i know is easy but i cant do it in timley manner due to med problems). so any way i am going to have the dlr install shades and need an opinion on power vs manual ,only a free hundred bux differance so im not concerned about cost ,but an concerned about convienence and reliabilty of thr power shades.
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I currently have 2 types of side shades...both manual. On my side is the easyup shade. It is easy to lower and when you retract it the shade assends slowly into its case. On the copilot's side we have two manual shades one over the entry door and one over the window. They extend easily although my wife has to get out of her chair to pull down the door shade. They retract by pulling a cord and it is almost impossible to prevent them from slamming into their case. It makes us jump every time. The easyup is perfect. I would put electric shades on the copilot side if I was doing it over again. They are expensive but it would give the driver control over the copilot shades.

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Old 11-05-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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We installed the power visors for the windshield with a wireless remote. They work extremely well and you don't need to worry about reaching them to raise or lower them. Unless you can easily reach them from your seat, I would go with power.
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We just installed power shades for the windshield & manual shades for the driver/co-pilot side windows. Not having to get up from the seat, especially for the driver, is worth the extra cost for the windshield shades. I have heard (from a member who's had it happen) the power shades can lose their memory & be stuck in whatever position they were set last. But we were also instructed by our installer on how to reprogram them, so I don't see it as an issue. We saw no need for power shades for the side windows since those are easily reached from the seats.

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