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Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Question Shades or Mini Blinds?

The glass in my windows are tinted blocking views from outside as a day shade does. I want to replace the day/night shades and am contemplating mini blinds instead of the new roll up shades.

Has anyone faced this decision? Cost is pretty high on the shades and I'm not sure it is really worth it. I like the look of mini blinds in my brick & mortar, so why not install them in my rv?

Any input would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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If you like them I can't see any reason not to install them.

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I did, and easy install
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #4
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I put 2" faux wood blinds in my last RV. They matched my wood cabinets and looked awesome. The only problem I had was their weight caused them the swing while as I drove. I didn't want to have to raise them since it would let in the sun/heat. My solution was to fasten them down at the bottom corners. I used the anchors that were on the day/night shades that I was replacing. Worked like a charm.
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The MCD shades are not inexpensive. But, they are one of the most appreciated options on our RV. We are very happy we spent the money on them.
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The MCD shades are not inexpensive. But, they are one of the most appreciated options on our RV. We are very happy we spent the money on them.
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Love them, we had one mini blind in our last MH, it was noisy and banged around alot when we drove. Shades would be quieter
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Shades, mini blinds, it doesn't make much difference to me BUT it does to my spouse. We replaced the originals with day/night pull downs and it makes her happy so I'm happy! She did not want to dust the louvered blinds and they did make some noise going down the highway.
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The MCD shades are not inexpensive. But, they are one of the most appreciated options on our RV. We are very happy we spent the money on them.
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