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Old 01-05-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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I've always thought the automatic blinds on the windshields in the upper end (Prevost, MCI, etc.) units were nice, and thought about trying to put them in mine. I have a 2001 Itasca Horizon. Anybody installed these in their unit? Any suggestions on where to find them, price, installation woes, etc.? Thanks in advance.
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I've always thought the automatic blinds on the windshields in the upper end (Prevost, MCI, etc.) units were nice, and thought about trying to put them in mine. I have a 2001 Itasca Horizon. Anybody installed these in their unit? Any suggestions on where to find them, price, installation woes, etc.? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-06-2005, 03:11 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BattChief:
I've always thought the automatic blinds on the windshields in the upper end (Prevost, MCI, etc.) units were nice, and thought about trying to put them in mine. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Chief, I'm not so sure if I would want anything "automatic" in front of my field of vision on the other hand if you're talking about electric powered manually operated sun visors, I think they're the best thing since "LDH" and single jacketed high rise hose!

Winnebago offers these as an option on the Horizon so you should be able to accomplish the installation. I sure would like to have a set on my coach.
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Instead of the sun visors, I'm actually looking for something to completely block the light when parked. Something to take the place of my wrap around curtain, similar to the blinds found on a Prevost, which completely cover the windshields at the push of a button.

DriVer, I take it you're either a firefighter or retired firefighter. Not many know the "lingo"! Looking at retirement in about 3 years. Can't wait!
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Yeah, he's a firefighter. But he's not a hoser.


Hey, those motorized blinds might be nice. You mean there's something I haven't added to my coach yet?

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Thanks, Cruzer. Didn't realize I didn't have it in my signature already. Joined rv.net a few months ago, and already had a signature there, didn't realize I didn't put one here!

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Chief I don't know about an automatic system but the "PROMPT" sunscreen has received rave reviews from all users. It is used when parked only and it takes all but 10 seconds to put the thing on the outside of the front window with both feet on the ground.
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I know somebody (just slightly) with a Prevost that has those "touch a button" auto blinds. One morning they touched the button and nothing happened. Couldn't drive the rig because everything was closed up, windshield, side windows, everything. Hours on the phone with tech support (it was a Country Coach) got nowhere. They had to find a technician to come put and trace down the problem and jury rig it to get at least the windshield blinds open.

That fully automatic stuff is great as long as it works, but I would surely want a system that had some sort of manual override!
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Well heres the deal on the blinds.

There is a company called "Somfy" that makes electric powered duets. They can either be hard wired or they offer battery powered blinds. They also have a remote control option.

We are thinking of doing exactly what you stated in your post, "remove the wrap around (pain in the @#$) blind" and installing two blinds in the front windshield area, and one on the drivers side window area. We don't usually have the blind pulled over the passenger side much since the door is located there, so we would just leave that side with out a blind or make something to cover the door window and small window next to the seat.

Our coach has the electric power sunvisors installed in it and I am seriouly thinking of using the existing switches to run the new blinds in the front and removing the electric sunvisors all together. I just have to make some kind of side tracks that the new duet blinds can slide up and down in that will prevent it from swinging back and forth while moving down the road.

It should work quite well (I hope).

The only problem is the cost of the blinds are way up there!

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