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Old 06-25-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question Window Shade Recommendations?

I壇 like to replace the pleated strung window shades in my MH with day/night roller shades. I知 going to do the install myself.

The only two RV shade companies that come to mind are MCD & AutoMotion. Are there any others that I知 missing?

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I am in the same boat. Will be waiting for replies on this.
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I壇 like to replace the pleated strung window shades in my MH with day/night roller shades. I知 going to do the install myself.
The only two RV shade companies that come to mind are MCD & AutoMotion. Are there any others that I知 missing?
Thanks!
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I had been looking at Carefree of Colorado window shades:
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...+window+shades
But I found an 8' MCD "night only" motorized roller shade taken out of a Tiffin at a RV dealer for only $80.
I installed it above my windshield using 5 mounting clips ordered from MCD.
I use it as a sun visor when driving and to cover the whole windshield glass at night and when my coach is stored.
It's one of the most useful, (and most used), improvements I've made to my coach.
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Thanks Mel, but unless I'm mistaken Carefree only makes windshield and driver's side window shades. I plan on replacing all of my living area shades.

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Old 06-26-2015, 05:20 PM   #5
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We replaced all of ours with MCD....not cheap....but we love them!
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We replaced all of ours with MCD....not cheap....but we love them!
X2! You aren't limited to MCD or AutoMotion. Any blind store would have roller blinds you could put in an RV.

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I found it far more practical and cost effective to just tint windows and then replace all of the day night shades with anything you want. selectblinds.com has a huge selection of any type of window covering you want at very reasonable prices and I have had good luck with them on my RV's and for home.


The tint shop can advise you of which tint to use that will allow you to keep all shades up in the day with privacy but you have full view of the outside and coach not nearly as closed up. It is like one way glass in day time. Then at night you can lower your shades. It also keeps coach cooler and they even have some tint that resists breakage that greatly reinforces the glass. I have used on my FL windows for additional hurricane protection and much harder to break a window to gain access.
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We replaced the pleated shades in the cockpit area with MCD shades. Both day and night. Windshield, driver side, and passenger side and the door. Really like them!! As someone else said not cheap but to us worth it.
My wife had them measure for the kitchen and dining area so all she has to do is call and have them ordered. Saves a trip just for measurement.
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MCD shades are so worth it! I have the dual shades- day and night - and have the manual version on all but the windshield. On hot days it makes a world of difference in cooling the rv. They also give you privacy. I had the cloth curtains in the front with day/night pleated shades before these. Worth every penny!
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Window Shade Recommendations?

Thanks everyone. I prefer dual day/night roller shades. Unless I'm wrong, there are no residential style shades similar to MCD's American Duo.

I priced out American Duo's today and they were actually less than I thought they'd be.

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MCD

We love ours -
Are you red of
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gh ng with the old

curtains or shades
on strings in your RV? You can replace them with
MCD Day/Night Roller Shades in a variety of color
and fabric choices.
The two shades are mounted together: the
Day Shade, made of ClearView II Solar Sun
Screen material, provides outward visibility and
daytime privacy while keeping out heat and cold.
The Night Shade can be made to block 100% of
the light or made translucent to serve as a privacy
shade but allowing more brightness into an RV.
All MCD shades for motorhomes and fifth wheels
are custom-made in the USA in McKinney TX.
Manually controlled shades are easy to operate
with a slight tug to raise them or an easy pull
to lower them. The powered shades can be controlled
via bu ons or control panels located at
any convenient loca on in your RV or with wireless
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We replaced all of ours with MCD....not cheap....but we love them!
That was going to be my next upgrade to the '02 Dutch Star, but we traded it in for the CC.
Automotion is supposed to be the original but it seems like MCD is the only one you hear about anymore.
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I replaced two large pleated, 62", and 3 smaller ones with 3/8" honeycomb all for 300 bucks. You don't need an RV shade any will fit can orcer online with a reasonable search
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I replace mine with MCD manual night shades = easy to install and we love them - work great to keep the hot Texas sun out
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