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Old 10-16-2019, 07:28 AM   #1
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Started full-time in our 2008 Fleetwood Expedition, and will be spending the summer in Rockport, Texas. With this glorious sun, I want to find a windshield cover for our motorhome. I've read a bit, but I think first-hand experience comments are much better. Anyone out there buy a windshield cover that they love or hate with recommendations? Also, not much info on how you install these things. Do I need to break out a drill? Thanks from a Kansas gal.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

We have a 4' high piece of Reflectix cut to fit the windshield. Not much view but it sure blocks that heat! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. I would use Magna Shade.

Enjoy the adventure!
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:37 AM   #5
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Welcome to the IRV2 Forum,

Years ago I have our RV Windshield outside made completely by a Boat Cover company. It was a small company back then and I'm not sure if they are even in operation today. So at this point it's just an idea to find a boat canevace cover company? Just a suggestion to check out.
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. I would use Magna Shade.

Enjoy the adventure!

On our 2006 Expedition,
we have used MagnaShade for the past 8 years in Arizona. Reduces heat by 90%, but can see through it in the daylight. You need to have blinds or curtain also because at night you can see into the motor home from the outside.
Our lot faces west so we have windshield and drivers window. Don’t need them for other windows on the south side. We have slide out see through awnings that shield the drivers side windows.
MagnaShades are held on by powerful magnets. We have never had them blown loose by high winds.
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I'll just comment on color. We found a dark brown (to coordinate w/our MH). We could see out of it with crispness. We were in others' with a white screen and it was very glaring in the sun and also seeing in the distance wasn't as crisp as ours. We loved the screen and it made such a difference as soon as it was installed. The glass didn't heat up at all.
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windshield cover

I am a big doit yourself guy. i found some sun screen in black plastic with the tiny holes just like all the main brands use for their product. Price was dirt cheep. I bought from Applied Magnets 32-- ND057-N52 they rated at 28 lbs cost under $2.50 each.

I put half on inside with hot glue gun on the glass. other half over screen on the outside. I thought because of the high winds off the ocean. I needed they that strong, It was mucho overkill. I use gloves and take my time as these can rip skin if pinched between magnets. I have learned to slide them into place.

Screen works great stopping heat from the sun, we can see out during the day but from outside people see the black screen. At night with interior lights on people can see people moving around TV ect, we then do pull inside shade across wind shield.

last year wife add U shaped trim to perimeter for a more oem look.
after 4 seasons best $100 deal to handle 5 months of Florida each winter.
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We are currently using the Camco Reflective material. It comes in a 48" X 120" sheet and you cut it to fit. It cuts the heat coming in our Class A windshield a lot more than the fabric curtains do.
We have made sun shields from Pfifertex plus and that works well in areas where you still want the breeze to blow through and/or the ability to see out.
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