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Old 04-28-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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windshield covering

need to get a windshield cover. looks like there are a bunch of options...materials, snaps and other attachment methods.
would appreciate some opinions of the best material and method to use.
also, is it necessary or advisable to get a custom cover or are the on line ordered ones as good.

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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We had a custom one made on site while we where in Florida this past winter. Ours is held on with snaps, matches the coach, fits like a glove and was not that expensive.

The company did the windshield, both front windows and the wipers for approx $350.00.

If you like, I can get you their name if you are in that area.

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A search in this forum on the keywords, "magne shade" without the quotes will bring up at least 4 threads that cover windshield covers.

I purchased the Magne Shade and have been enjoying them. Especially the less than 30 seconds to put them up.
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We had ours custom made with snaps in Mesa, AZ. After 2 plus years they still fit nice and snug. I have seen some that are very sad looking so I would go with a reputable company and have them custom fit.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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We have the type that use suction cups and go on the inside of the windshield.

They work great, however this summer we plan to take a ride down to the MCD factory in TX and have the motorized American Duo shades installed American Duo Day/Night Shade System.
They provide day and night shades and also act as sun visors. The pull across curtains will be removed.

We are adding the manual ones to the rest of our coach - have them but haven't had time to install them. We have talked to a number of people that have them and all were very happy with them.
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We purchased the woven "see-though" type. After much consideration we went with the suction cup to the inside type. Our unit does not sit many days in one place when we are out, so it seemed better to dispense with the ladder and attach them inside. The fit might not be as perfect as the exterior custom units, but we don't have any extra mounting system attached to our coach and they go up and come down in 5 minutes. The slowest part of the process is folding them up.
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We had the outside custom made sunscreens done by Big Daddy Cool Shade in Tucson (at Beaudry RV Resort). They block the heat better and any other screen but you do have to be able to reach the top of your windshield. This might mean using a ladder or you may be able to reach (like we can) without. We like the custom snap fit as it creates a clear view out of the coach (or in at night) without wrinkles. It really just looks like you are looking out through a well tinted window with a clear view on the World.
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I use one of the inside the windshield attach by velcro sunscreens from heritageartltd.com/ . I put it up and take it down in about a minute. My wife doesn't like me to say which one one have, but she's an Auburn fan.

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