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Old 03-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Tired of the Day-Night Blinds

My wife (therefor, me too) is tired of the Day-Night blinds that we have in our Coach. Have any of you replaced them in your RV ? If so, what did you choose?
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MCD, factory installed. Love them like crazy!
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #3
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Another option is Cellular shades, like Levolor. We installed single cell shades at home and were surprised at the added heat/cold control, in addition to filtered light. Google will give you several sources.

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Our Itasca came with MCD shades. Very nice.
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MCD, factory installed. Love them like crazy!
How do they differ from Night-day blinds?
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Took this picture of one of my windows valance with Day Shade down and Night Shade partially down. The night shade color is in between the colors of the valance and my sofa material. We like the complimentary look. The day shade let's light in - but from outside Annie could not see me waving at her from 3 feet or so away. They also keep the heat down.
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They are very nice relative to accordion - string strung day / night shades.
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Edit: this is parked under covered storage with a HR parked next to us. Around 11 am.
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Ah, OK, so they are sort of like a double roller blind - one with day material and one with night.

I have the accordion type and while they do the job very well, I have had one fail with a broken cord - which luckily broke in a repairable position - so if I get any more failures, they might end up in the nearest dumpster and be replaced with something else
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How do they differ from Night-day blinds?
Most folks refer to accordion shades as day/night blinds. Based on the model/yr of the RV in the OP's post, I'd assume that's what they have.

We've replaced all our accordion shades as well as the cockpit pull-curtains with MCD shades. LOVE THEM! You can get the Gold Series Duos for about 1/4-1/3 less than their Original Duo's. That's a good savings.

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I'm going to remove all the ugly valances and day nite blinds, and replace them with wood shutters
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My wife (therefor, me too) is tired of the Day-Night blinds that we have in our Coach. Have any of you replaced them in your RV ? If so, what did you choose?
I bought Levelor shades from Home Depot and put them in.the hard part is getting the valance back up but the DW loves them so That means I do too.
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MCD. in my opinion they are the only choice. we put them in the last two coaches and love them! jim
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Had MCD installed back in November. Love them.
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MCD is by far the BEST in the RV shade business.

However, I don't know why so many people are having trouble with their Day/Night Shades. My 2002 Monaco Windsor came with Day/Night shades on most of the windows except for the very small kitchen and bathroom windows where they had installed metal blinds which were hard to keep clean. I have yet to have any problems except for the little plastic wheels where the string gets tied to has cracked or broken on some of them. Easy to replace. No strings have broken, shade panels have not been torn, nothing. This coach has been lived in 24/7 since December 2003 and the shades get used everyday. Maybe mine are a different brand or quality but I have not had similar problems.

I recently replaced the bathroom metal blind for a Day/Night shade just this week. Got it from Northwest RV Supply for $35. The kitchen one will be replaced with a Bali or Levelor Cellular Shade soon. I just have to order it from Lowe's.

A friend of mine had all of his shades and blinds removed and had MCD electric shades installed. Cost him $8,000. For that price I will keep using my manual Day/Night shades.

BUT I do understand the meaning of, "when the wife is happy, I am happy". Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Just my opinion.

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MCD is by far the BEST in the RV shade business.

However, I don't know why so many people are having trouble with their Day/Night Shades.

A friend of mine had all of his shades and blinds removed and had MCD electric shades installed. Cost him $8,000. For that price I will keep using my manual Day/Night shades.
Wow....for that kinda dough my day/night shades won 't be going anywhere, anytime....soon!
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