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Old 07-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #15
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I was just about to recommend what Keith just posted. A buddy of mine replaced his with some good quality wood blinds with 1" slats. I was amazed how nice it looked in his coach. If I ever dump my day/night shades I would go with wood.

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Old 07-24-2008, 12:06 PM   #16
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While here at the Winnebago Grand National Rally, we too purchased two large shades from MCD - one each for the dining table and behind the sofa. DW saw them first and didn't have to work too hard to convince me.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:02 PM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Warren, if you have dual pane windows you will want to be very careful with the foil backed insulation on the inside of the windows. This will reflect the heat and it builds up inside the air space of the window thereby cooking the the seals and causing a vapor leak in between the panes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is very interesting info. Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:56 AM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ding-a-ling:
.....DW saw them first and didn't have to work too hard to convince me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Same thing happen to me here at the GNR. A pair of those MCD electrics would be real nice up inside the windshield to eliminate those pleated blinds that always snag near the A-pillars (in my coach anyway).

I would probably have emptied the wallet if we didn't just spend $80 last month on the interior shades with the suction cups.
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We eliminated our Day / Nights and installed Hunter Douglas Duettes. They are battery operated (so no wiring necessary) and have a remote to move them up and down. Did all the side windows and did two in front of the windshield to eliminate the pleated electric shade. Still use the pleated for the entrance door and for the driver's window.

This was a great upgrade and we are very happy with the results.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RUFINIT:
We eliminated our Day / Nights and installed Hunter Douglas Duettes. They are battery operated (so no wiring necessary) and have a remote to move them up and down. Did all the side windows and did two in front of the windshield to eliminate the pleated electric shade. Still use the pleated for the entrance door and for the driver's window.

This was a great upgrade and we are very happy with the results. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe I missed something but, do you simply raise them to the top to keep them from moving and making noise while driving?
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Maybe I missed something but, do you simply raise them to the top to keep them from moving and making noise while driving?
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Only if you want to let the sun beat in, and heat up the coach. Robbie
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:55 AM   #22
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Warren, if you have dual pane windows you will want to be very careful with the foil backed insulation on the inside of the windows. This will reflect the heat and it builds up inside the air space of the window thereby cooking the the seals and causing a vapor leak in between the panes.
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Maybe I'm lucky, but I have the foil bubble material on all my windows ( double pane) and have not had any problems... 10 years in the Florida sun on this coach --- 6 yrs on the prior coach
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Well, here I go, dooming myself. My last 2 coaches ('07, and '08)have dual pane windows, and I've always used the bubblewrap foil in the hall windows, bedroom windows, and the "skylights" in the kitchen and bathroom. no problems so far. Doomed, doomed, doomed !! Robbie
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I didn't see an answer to the question. If you have the shades pulled down while going down the road, won't they rattle and/or flop against the framework?
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SEMO Mike,

The answer with my shades are yes, they will rattle a bit. So we just keep them raised when we travel. Since they are electric and have a remote control, they are easy to raise.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cruzer:
Ditto for my endorsement of the MCD shades. They started using them on the Allegro Bus in the 2008 model year and are excellent quality and the company stands behind their product. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Great photo!
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