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Old 11-29-2009, 08:21 PM   #29
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I have used both and agree with those who say the inside ones can't compare to the outside ones in keeping heat out. That is comparing my RV Quick Shades to my Prompt sunscreen. I use the inside one if just parking for 1 day, especially boondocking, and stopped in the afternoon. I use them more for privacy than heat protection. I haven't really used the quick shade all that much, got a really good deal on it so decided to try it for those quick stops.

Like I said in my last post I'm short, about 5'3' and getting shorter by the minute it seems, and I have no problem at all putting on the Prompt screen. I do have to use a step now with these 22" wheels.

I try to wash it a few times a year. The one on my last coach is now over 10 years old and still going strong. I became a full timer less than 2 yrs after buying it so it got a lot of use as is this one.

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Old 11-29-2009, 11:17 PM   #30
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Given the number of postings here that question the heat issue of external vs. internal sun shades, I feel the need to add a few more comments.

My primary issue was keeping the heat out ; privacy and ease of installation were secondary issues. I purchased my sun shades from Untitled Document after first doing some homework on the subject. They were custom made on site ... a process that took less than 2 hours.

Why does your rig heat up when sun shines through your window? It does so because the sun rays strike your dash, chairs, and anything else inside and warm them up. If the sun rays strike your inside mount sun shade it warms that up too. Since that shade is inside your coach that warm shade radiates its warmth back into your coach... the heat can't get back outside the glass. My external shade blocks much of the sun's rays (94%) BEFORE they pass through the glass to heat up interior objects.

The Privacy factor is about the same with interior and exterior shades. Ease of installation must be much easier for interior, as is the ability to keep it clean, but after one year's use I have yet to have anything muss up my exterior shade other than an occasional bird doo doo. The high quality nylon material cleans easily with water... and soap if necessary. I've only had to spot clean once or twice.

That's about it for my additional comments. Hope that clarifies this issue of interior vs. exterior.

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:44 AM   #31
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We also have the RV Quick Shades. I read everything that was written especially the pics from MonacoMomma and really liked their product. I live in FL and so does the owner/maker and I'm happy to throw business their way.
We went to the last RV Super Show here in Tampa and I looked seriously at the nice interior roll down shades. WOW out of our league! I talked to the rep from RV Quick Shades at the show and told him I wished I could put them on all my windows instead of using those day shades. He suggested I take off my screens and install them on my other windows. I did, I love it we have privacy and we can see outside still and they do keep the coach cooler and stop the sun from fading the interior. And a MUCH cheaper alternative to the one I was first considering.

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