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Old 03-19-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Snap on wheel and windshield covers

My new used 40' has snaps around the wheels and on the windshield frame. No doubt these are custom made and I have a shop near me that can make them.

I would like to know from others how well this works.
Pictures would be nice.
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I would like to know also. I saw some really nice wheel covers in Desert Hot Springs this winter but failed to inquire. Dang.
All I can find on the internet are the crappy vinyl ones with cotton on the inside. I already own those.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:58 AM   #3
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Shade Pro makes both window and tire covers

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Don't have any right now, but looking at Magneshade.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:33 AM   #5
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Don't have any right now, but looking at Magneshade.


Full cab magneshades are the way to go.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:36 AM   #6
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Magna shade may cost a little more than the competition but are well worth it. So quick and easy to use, no step stool or ladder. I can't imagine trying to attach snaps on the top of the windshield each time. My time to install front and two side Windows is around two or three minutes.
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"gpounder".....It all depends on how you'll use the coach. If you're going to be a snowbird or intend to stay at one campsite for long periods of time, the wheel covers and windshield covers are nice.

When our children were younger and we went on two week long boating trips, at one campground, I had a set of snap on black mesh covers that covered the windshield and cockpit and two zippered on, tight fitting, black mirror covers. They made my tan and green Diplomat look very sexy. On those long stays where we were trying to keep the sun out, they were well worth spending the time to install. As we got older, the kids quit going and our camping style changed (2-3) nights at one campsite and then move on) and installing the window shades became a chore, especially when the weather might be damp in morning. You had to make sure they were clean and dry, roll them up, wrangle them into some type of storage bag or tube, and stow them away.

So.....you need to decide on your camping style, as setting them up and taking them down every 2-3 days will get old quickly and you'll soon just not use them.
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I had a full suite of snap on covers on my '04 American Tradition. My only complaint is that I had to be very careful taking them off because it was easy to tear the snap out of the vinyl covers. Had to make sure I got fingers or a tool under the female snap rather than just pulling on the surrounding material. I carried a snap tool & kit with me because I'd tear out a snap a couple times a year. Easy enough repair, though.
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Since you already have snaps on your motor home I would suggest a good marine canvas/boat cover upholstery shop to fabricate new covers, they can match your existing snap configuration, eliminates drilling more holes in your coach. IMHO
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My new used 40' has snaps around the wheels and on the windshield frame. No doubt these are custom made and I have a shop near me that can make them.

I would like to know from others how well this works.
Pictures would be nice.
Thanks
Had a mobile dealer install these on our Dutchstar years ago while staying in an RV park in Texas. Worth every penny. They must be rolled for storage and not folded so I made tubes from PVC pipe attached to the sides of the basement slide out trays to store them.
They fit like a glove, no wrinkles like some other ones I've seen.

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"gpounder".....It all depends on how you'll use the coach. If you're going to be a snowbird or intend to stay at one campsite for long periods of time, the wheel covers and windshield covers are nice.

When our children were younger and we went on two week long boating trips, at one campground, I had a set of snap on black mesh covers that covered the windshield and cockpit and two zippered on, tight fitting, black mirror covers. They made my tan and green Diplomat look very sexy. On those long stays where we were trying to keep the sun out, they were well worth spending the time to install. As we got older, the kids quit going and our camping style changed (2-3) nights at one campsite and then move on) and installing the window shades became a chore, especially when the weather might be damp in morning. You had to make sure they were clean and dry, roll them up, wrangle them into some type of storage bag or tube, and stow them away.

So.....you need to decide on your camping style, as setting them up and taking them down every 2-3 days will get old quickly and you'll soon just not use them.
I never thought of using them for camping, just for storage. I have internal shades the work very well for privacy.

I am going to use a local boat cover shop. Making a stencil of my existing snaps is not going to be accurate. I called one of the shop others provided.
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This is Mona with the sunshades installed!

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"They must be rolled for storage and not folded so I made tubes from PVC pipe attached to the sides of the basement slide out trays to store them.
They fit like a glove, no wrinkles like some other ones I've seen."

Thanks, dennis45, for this!
I now know what the PVC pipe hanging in the basement is for!

I also found out if you lay them out in the sun for 10 min's or so, they are much easier to put on!
They make a huge difference in the interior temp! They take about 10/15 min's to put on and take off! Rail!
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This is Mona with the sunshades installed!

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"They must be rolled for storage and not folded so I made tubes from PVC pipe attached to the sides of the basement slide out trays to store them.
They fit like a glove, no wrinkles like some other ones I've seen."

Thanks, dennis45, for this!
I now know what the PVC pipe hanging in the basement is for!

I also found out if you lay them out in the sun for 10 min's or so, they are much easier to put on!
They make a huge difference in the interior temp! They take about 10/15 min's to put on and take off! Rail!
I used to take mine out and snap the top center on the windshield in place for a few minutes while installing the others. By that time the windshield cover had warmed enough to make it easier to install. Cold it was nearly impossible.
Sure wish we had them for our LTV.
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We used them for heat reduction.

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