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Old 08-22-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the material is that different companies use for windshield covers?

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Does anyone know what the material is that different companies use for windshield covers?

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Old 08-22-2007, 05:44 PM   #3
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The material is a woven sunscreen. I bought a roll at Lowes and am making my own screen. So far it's pretty easy. I taped the material to the front of my MH and traced the outline of the windshield with a marker. Next I'll cut the excess off leaving a 2" border for a hem. Along the sides I will leave a larger border to allow for installing doweling. Once it is all put together I'll hold it in place with elastic bingy cords to the side window. Got the idea from the forum here or at RV.net.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:56 AM   #4
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thanks Steve, you and I think alike. I looked
at Lowes and only could find a material that
was pu together for a awning.

What dept did you find the material in and what
about did you pay for it?

The stuff I saw was from Cookoo or something like that.

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We got our material from Home Depot in the Garden department. Used it to make interior sun shades for the side windows.
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I see you are in FT Myers. Beasley Mfg., Inc. in Center Hill, fl. has extremely affordable sunscreen material. They are open From November 1 thru April 30 (on the road during summer). Phn. No.is 352 793-5055.

I have made my own sunscreens and awning shade using their materials.
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thanks Dale, what thread (type) did you use..
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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 Phelpo:
thanks Dale, what thread (type) did you use.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My sunscreens are mounted inside so I just used regular upholstery thread. I used monofilement thread for the awning shade. That said,I would recommend the thread they use to secure eyelets to fishing poles.
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Good information here by all...Thanks!
(My head was thinking a different type of material - which I could not find..you have solved my problem!...Thanks again!)
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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 MonacoMama:
Good information here by all...Thanks!
(My head was thinking a different type of material - which I could not find..you have solved my problem!...Thanks again!) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wal-mart in the garden dept. also has the shade material.Sold by the running foot. Different colors, different shade percentage, I used the tan.


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Just purchased sunshade from Lowes, 6'x25' was
$22. Suction cups are 2 each, now we just have
to sew up the sides.....going to put pockets in
each end for a aluminum plate and attach to suction cups to hold it on.

Dale, where would you buy the thread (fishing
pole) from? A serious fishing store?

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This may or may not be pertinent (or impertanent), but the "Prompt" screens I have seen have some kind of elastic cord or strip material sewn into the top hem of their units.

That seems like a good idea - keeps them from sagging without having to have attachment points all along the top edge.
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today we decided to start with a sun shade attached to the awning. I went out and got some gromets, thread and some small rope. I'll
have the material sewed around the rope so that
it will slide in the slot at the bottom of the awning barrel. Punch in some gromets to hold it
down and no more hot sun in the pm.

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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 Phelpo:
today we decided to start with a sun shade attached to the awning. I went out and got some gromets, thread and some small rope. I'll
have the material sewed around the rope so that
it will slide in the slot at the bottom of the awning barrel. Punch in some gromets to hold it
down and no more hot sun in the pm.

Phelpo </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you have difficulty with the rope, try using the rubber rope-like tubing they use to secure screens to the screen frames.
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