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Old 10-09-2014, 09:41 PM   #29
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Replaced the day night shades over our triple driver side windows (it had become such a hassel to refold the pleats when you raised them, keep the strings tight and even).
We went to Home Depot and ordered; Shade-O-Matic blind, premeasured to fit, color matched our old blinds, a continuous loop cord easily raises and lowers the blind, and it fit behind the existing window trim. With our tinted windows we felt a day shade was of little value. If any of those other strings break, I know where those blinds will end up.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:58 PM   #30
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Been there, done that.

Installed MCD's manual duo-shades throughout my coach -- wish I hadn't.

Besides being expensive, I'm constantly having to adjust two of the shades.

Wish I had just restrung my old shades.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:26 PM   #31
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I hated them too, dark and annoying. We ripped out all the valance boxes and threw out the lot of them. Then we ordered wood blinds for all the windows, ten in all. They came with their own crown molding and now all I have to do is use the string and let in as much light as I want. Also I can put my hand thru and open and close the window. They have little hold downs on the side so they don't rattle when we drive. A little more to dust but they look like a house and I love it. The holes that were left when we pulled out the boxes, my hubby used tan caulk and you can't see them at all. All ten blinds cost about $500 including installation. We love it now.
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I hated them too, dark and annoying. We ripped out all the valance boxes and threw out the lot of them. Then we ordered wood blinds for all the windows, ten in all. They came with their own crown molding and now all I have to do is use the string and let in as much light as I want. Also I can put my hand thru and open and close the window. They have little hold downs on the side so they don't rattle when we drive. A little more to dust but they look like a house and I love it. The holes that were left when we pulled out the boxes, my hubby used tan caulk and you can't see them at all. All ten blinds cost about $500 including installation. We love it now.
Would love to see a picture of one!
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check out our new wood blinds on my post,(new blinds), we love them.
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I replaced my day night shades with Hunter Douglas Duets. I got them thru Costco They have people from a shade company come out and measure and show various types and about 1,000 different colors.

Rather than bring power to each window, I went for the battery option. Each shade uses 8 AA batteries. They last approximately two years. They go up and down each day for 6 months or more.

I also did my front windshield using two blinds side by side. I made a wooden L shaped bracket that I bolted to the back of my cabinets (across the top) to mount the shades on. After a couple of times re-engineering the front windshield shade brackets I am very happy with the result.

These were quite pricey, but we are very pleased with the final product. Looks and functionality and of course the remote control operation.
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I sure hope I don't hate the MCD American Duos. Had the coach done 2 years ago at the 35% off Sale. Just had the cockpit done. Heading out FT in Nov. Had them installed at MCD Innovations in McKinney Tx. Winston did the wood. We are very happy for now.
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