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Old 11-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Has anyone had these installed as upgrades. Do they come in manual, electric or both? Cost range and any recommended dealers. Think there is a competing company that Tiffin uses.

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Old 11-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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I had the front shades put in as well as the remainder of the coach. We love them. The windshield night shade and day shade are both electric. The day shade works off a switch on the console to the left of me. The night shade works off a switch behind the passenger seat. The drivers, door and passenger's windows are manual day and auto night. This is the way I set up the remaining windows too. Beats the heck out of those old shades, but they are pricey. Had mine installed by MCD at the factory in McKinney Texas. They had the coach for full 5 days on their lot. Electric hookups is all they have.

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Old 11-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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They come as manual or electric.
Thinking about having them installed in ours since the DW decided we were keeping this rig.
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Has anyone had these installed as upgrades. Do they come in manual, electric or both? Cost range and any recommended dealers. Think there is a competing company that Tiffin uses.
We have the electric and love them.....
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We have the electric one and love them also. Controls for each on Driver's side and control for one on passenger side. They make good adjustable sun visors. They will only come down part way when the engine is running.
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We had motorized Duo's installed for the windshield & manuals for the driver & passenger cockpit. Love them. I highly recommend having the windshield professionally installed as it's very tricky & you need to be a contortionist to work up there. The rest could have been installed ourselves but we preferred having them installed by someone we trusted. We got the Duo's before MCD came out with the Gold Series. Had manual of those installed in the rest of the coach this past spring. Saved us about 30% off the price of the Duo's.

They're not cheap. Our entire coach, installed, was close to $3k.

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Had ours installed at MCD factory in Texas. Three fronts are power, rest of coach manual. As said, very costly, but well worth it. We love them.
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Our Winnie came with the manual shades throughout the coach and the electric sun and night shades on the windshield. The limit got screwed up on the windshield sun screen and it would stop about 12" - 14" from the top. Dealer reset it, works great..
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #9
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We had the electric shades for the windshield and manual for all other windows installed. Spent a week at the manufacture in McKinney Texas. Yes rather spendy but we'll worth the money. You will not be disappointed with them. A day and night shede for the windshield will cost you around a $1000 ( shades and labor). So far they are keeping the coach about 30% cooler.

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