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Old 03-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question SunGuard Windshield Covers - Do you have 'em?

After finding that the MagneShade windshield covers will not easily install on our Bounder (front cabinets too low), I have been on the hunt for a different solution. We are now considering the SunGuard cover, but really don't want to drill into the coach to install the snaps or the twist-locks. The third installation option is to install with Velcro. Hmmmmm. I'm not sure how well the Velcro fasteners will hold up, or if they will look bad on the coach.

If you have the Sungard shades, can you please report on your experience with them? Would you buy again? How did you install yours...snaps, twist locks or Velcro? Thanks.
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I've had the heaviest Sunguards (94%??) for about 5 years..don't use them alot but they are holding up well...I installed the snaps myself...not a big deal, but a little tricky to get the tension right
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I've had the heaviest Sunguards (94%??) for about 5 years..don't use them alot but they are holding up well...I installed the snaps myself...not a big deal, but a little tricky to get the tension right
Thanks for the info. They look like a quality product.
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I have SunGuard with snaps and am very happy after 5 years of use.
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I have SunGuard with snaps and am very happy after 5 years of use.
Did you install them yourself, too? How do the snaps look when the shade is not on the moho? Thanks.
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I had them installed in AZ. The snaps aren't noticeable at all. My RV is silver and the snaps are the same so maybe that is why they kind of fade in to the paint.
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They are basically un noticeable unless you are looking for them
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I had them installed in AZ. The snaps aren't noticeable at all. My RV is silver and the snaps are the same so maybe that is why they kind of fade in to the paint.
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They are basically un noticeable unless you are looking for them
Thanks! I appreciate the info.
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I also have the Sunguard window covers. I ordered them to cover the major windows on my motorhome and I love them. I have had them for 5 years of fulltiming. I spend about 5 months every winter in Arizona with the windshield facing south. They look as good as the day I got them. I chose to use the twist locks because I was concerned that the snaps would pull too hard on the screw that holds it on and might pull out of the body. The twist locks were easy to install and aren't nearly as obtrusive as you might expect. I would do it again.
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I also have the Sunguard window covers. I ordered them to cover the major windows on my motorhome and I love them. I have had them for 5 years of fulltiming. I spend about 5 months every winter in Arizona with the windshield facing south. They look as good as the day I got them. I chose to use the twist locks because I was concerned that the snaps would pull too hard on the screw that holds it on and might pull out of the body. The twist locks were easy to install and aren't nearly as obtrusive as you might expect. I would do it again.
Thanks, Doug. I have not seen the twist locks installed; are they very noticeable on the coach? I'm leaning toward the velcro fasteners but wondering how they will hold up over time. Did you install the twist locks yourself?
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Thanks, Doug. I have not seen the twist locks installed; are they very noticeable on the coach? I'm leaning toward the velcro fasteners but wondering how they will hold up over time. Did you install the twist locks yourself?
Yes, I installed the twist locks myself. There were good instructions about how to do it and I had no problems. As far as being visible, that is a matter of opinion. You can see them but they don't stand out or look ugly in my opinion.
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Yes, I installed the twist locks myself. There were good instructions about how to do it and I had no problems. As far as being visible, that is a matter of opinion. You can see them but they don't stand out or look ugly in my opinion.
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Thanks for all the responses; it's great to get "real owner" input when considering a purchase. I ordered the Sunguards this morning from RVTOYSTORE.COM and expect to receive them within about 2 weeks.

I ordered them with velcro fasteners but the sales associate told me that they ship with the snaps, too. Apparently some people have bought velcro then decided they'd rather have the snaps...so they go ahead and ship both. Maybe when our coach is a little older we won't be so concerned about drilling into the cap!!

I also found that the Sunguard covers come with a 12-year warranty.
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Update: Received the Sunguard covers yesterday and they look like a quality product. I'll post a pic when we get them installed on the moho.
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