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Old 06-18-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Window Shades

Hi! I am new to this forum and will properly introduce myself and my RV within a couple days but my question right now is: I want to replace my window shades and had checked into the day/night shades. I hate the strings that are visible and wondered if anyone had purchased the cellular room darkening shades like Levalor (from Lowes) or something similar and if they were happy with them. My second question is: are they noisy in the down position when traveling. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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It looks like the favorite blinds for RV's at the moment are American Duo Day/Night Shade System, we have them and like them. It's all about what you like.
As to prevent rattling, you could affix velcro to the wall/window frame and the back of the shades, that should keep them from banging around.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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We purchased the Levelor Room Darkening for our Discovery 36T four years ago.
Great performance. Dark at night, easy to lift up or pull down. Lift time warrantee. Got them at Lowe's. Had to replace one. No problem. Just took it to a Lowes store, they cut it, and we were on our way. Great value.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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MCD shades for us, hard on the checkbook, but they are great in every way.
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We lived with the day/nite shades for one year and did the MCD conversion. Yeah not cheap but a great product and good customer support. Had ours installed at the MCD factory.
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MCD shades for us, hard on the checkbook, but they are great in every way.
X2! What is great about MCD, among other things, is the day/night option. We have the day shades down all the time to cut down on sunlight and heat. Great investment.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #7
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I installed the MCD shades at first. Then 2 shades broke. I just wanted to purchase the shade that broke but I would have to buy both the day and night portion. They were going to give me a discount of 10% off of a $400 shade, big deal.

I went with Automotionshade - Product as replacements for all of the MCDs. They are a much more sturdy shade mechanically and the fabric is thicker.Much nicer shade overall.
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MCD has a new Gold Duo less-expensive line; we recently installed them and they're great. They can thump a little but not bad.
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X2! What is great about MCD, among other things, is the day/night option. We have the day shades down all the time to cut down on sunlight and heat. Great investment.
X3 Unbelieveable the increase in comfort level of the coach.
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I love the MCD's (American Duo) so much in the coach that we installed the gold series in the house.


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