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Old 04-19-2011, 03:41 PM   #29
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DW and I made our own using the Magna shade idea. Purchased the magnets online and the sunscreen fabric from a tent and awning company. It took us about 8hrs to complete the project. Magna Shade wanted almost $700 and we made them for less than $200 including the magnets. That was for the windshield, driver side, pass. side and wiper blade covers.
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Would you share where you acquired the magnets and what strength they were? Also any details regarding the sunscreen fabric. Any other details or problems that you ran into would be appreciated.

I have looked at "so called" sunscreen fabric at places like Lowes and Home Depot. It seems much thinner than what I think is used for Motor Homes and such.

I too want the magnet idea to avoid a ladder but just cannot afford the professional version.

Thank you for your assistance in advance.

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http://www.rvsunshadeco.com/

I love my shades and wheel covers from RV Sunshades Co., see link above. It is snap on, but you will never worry about them coming off. Also, for those that have the power shades inside, you need your shades on the exterior to keep the heat out. With the inside shades, the heat has already made it inside. Exterior shades will give your air conditioners a break.
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Try searching online..it helps .. since you want something specific
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AZ Bound,

Would you share where you acquired the magnets and what strength they were? Also any details regarding the sunscreen fabric. Any other details or problems that you ran into would be appreciated.

I have looked at "so called" sunscreen fabric at places like Lowes and Home Depot. It seems much thinner than what I think is used for Motor Homes and such.

I too want the magnet idea to avoid a ladder but just cannot afford the professional version.

Thank you for your assistance in advance.

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I purchased the magnets online at www.kjmagnetics.com
The ones I chose were 1'x1'x1/4' blocks, N42, Nl. The stock No. is BX0X04.
The Fabric was purchased at Arizona Tent and Awning along with the bias to finish the edges with. Any tent and awning company should have the fabric available. I cut 16 guage steel 1'x1' and used double backed tape (the type used for automotive trim) to adhere the steel to the windows.
Look closly at the photos on Magna Shades website and copy their design for the magnet pockets.
Install the steel on the exterior of the windows and windshield to get the best magnetic strength.
The magnets are $5.95 each. I used 5 across the top of the windshield and one each in the bottom corners. 1 in each corner of the side windows for a total of 15. I like to save a dollar too and thought the $700 quote from Magnashade was out of line. DW and I completed the job for under
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The Magne Shade may be a little high for some pocket books, but the quality and knowledge of the manufacturing process far exceeds anything that I could accomplish.
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AZ Bound,

Thank you very much for your insight and information. I am going to give that a try.

In my experience, there are two kinds of people in the world, those that believe they can and those that believe they cannot. They are both correct.

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sunguard window shades

RV Toy Store in Palm Desert, Calif. I got mine there and they cut them to fit any Motorhome. Many ways to attach them. Really happy with mine They are black. Rivrduk
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My DW made ours out of some cloth-type screen material we got from Lowes. They roll up and fit in the corner when not in use. I have them on the front(outside) and on the inside driver/passenter and main window(inside) when we are parked and its real sunny outside. Total cost <$40 and I use velcro inside and two bungee cords outside to hold them down. Works for us.

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For those that used 'black' for the sunscreen material...Do you find that the heat, absorbed by the black material, is transfered to the glass and by how much? Thanks, Bob
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The Magne Shade may be a little high for some pocket books, but the quality and knowledge of the manufacturing process far exceeds anything that I could accomplish.
Made my patterns yesterday...Roger said four week delivery...they must have something going for them.
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RV Toy Store in Palm Desert, Calif. I got mine there and they cut them to fit any Motorhome. Many ways to attach them. Really happy with mine They are black. Rivrduk


We purchased Sunguard as well. Nice product.
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I just received my Magne Shades too. The fit is perfect and they look great.

A previous poster mentioned them being black. That's the color that reflects the most heat.
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I just received my Magne Shades too. The fit is perfect and they look great.

A previous poster mentioned them being black. That's the color that reflects the most heat.
We must have gone to different schools. No, really, I think you've got it back wards. Light colors (white being the best), reflect more light(think heat) and darker colors (black) absorb the most light/heat. And that right there is why, when I camp out and bask in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, I'm able to get a tan much faster than normal! Bob
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