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Old 04-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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New Shades

we are looking to replace at least the three bedroom shades if not all. The BR has two side and one back window, I want to go with the pleated shade common to the motorhomes. I have checked a few places on line, one is steves and the other I can't remember right now. Steve's claims 75% discount for one more day which is a bunch of foolishness as far as his claim. He was around 250 and the other, a bit over 300. Has any of you purchased shades lately and can recommend someone.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:19 PM   #2
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I replaced ours in our '94 Montara with ones from Home Depot. While ours aren't pleated, it was fairly inexpensive and they look good.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
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I replaced ours in our '94 Montara with ones from Home Depot. While ours aren't pleated, it was fairly inexpensive and they look good.
did you go with the metal or vinyl?
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I replaced ours in our '94 Montara with ones from Home Depot. While ours aren't pleated, it was fairly inexpensive and they look good.
I looked at the shades also from Home Depot and Lowe's. They do not have the tiedowns that you normally see in an RV to keep the shades from moving around. So I bought a set from Steve's blinds and just received them today. I measured them and they are all just exactly the right length of my old ones. So far I only have one shade up and it looks pretty nice. It also snapped right into the old mounting hardware which makes it easier to install. The shades I received today have the mounting hardware but if you don't need it then why use it.
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did you go with the metal or vinyl?
I went with the metal as the original plastic ones really suffered from UHV damage.

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I looked at the shades also from Home Depot and Lowe's. They do not have the tiedowns that you normally see in an RV to keep the shades from moving around. So I bought a set from Steve's blinds and just received them today. I measured them and they are all just exactly the right length of my old ones. So far I only have one shade up and it looks pretty nice. It also snapped right into the old mounting hardware which makes it easier to install. The shades I received today have the mounting hardware but if you don't need it then why use it.
Our blinds installed in a box structure on each end so they don't move around. I also reused the existing mounting hardware.

I'm glad you found a solution for your unit. New shades really dress up the unit.
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MCD shades aren't cheap but they are worth it.

MCD Innovations

You can either go to their factory in McKinney, TX or have them shipped to you and install them yourself.

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MCD shades aren't cheap but they are worth it.

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You can either go to their factory in McKinney, TX or have them shipped to you and install them yourself.

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ouch, almost double the price from others I've checked
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ouch, almost double the price from others I've checked
Like I said they aren't cheap. Before we had them installed we hardly opened our shades due to the strings breaking or getting tangled. You had to use 2 hands to open or close them. With the MCD's it only takes 2 fingers.

We got the day and night shades.

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Like I said they aren't cheap. Before we had them installed we hardly opened our shades due to the strings breaking or getting tangled. You had to use 2 hands to open or close them. With the MCD's it only takes 2 fingers.

We got the day and night shades.

Jon
wonder if they are that much better quality than others?
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wonder if they are that much better quality than others?

All I had to compare them with were the pleated day/night shades that came with the coach new and the MCD shades are much better quality. Now when we pull the night shades we don't have to worry about our neighbors leaving their porch/outside lights on and shining in our bedroom.

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