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Old 05-28-2020, 06:44 AM   #1
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I read several older post on the subject, but wanted to explore options currently available. I have a 2002 41DSO obviously it has the split windshield. Not sure if the previous owner had added the white bi fold shades on a track that meet in the center of the windshield or it was a factory install. Seems like it would be a pain to open the passengers side every time you wanted to enter or pull closed when out for a hike. I know the amount of heat generated in the coach with them open. What are the suggestions of the group? I do remember seeing someplace ones that attached with magnets on the outside...seemed clever.
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I read several older post on the subject, but wanted to explore options currently available. I have a 2002 41DSO obviously it has the split windshield. Not sure if the previous owner had added the white bi fold shades on a track that meet in the center of the windshield or it was a factory install. Seems like it would be a pain to open the passengers side every time you wanted to enter or pull closed when out for a hike. I know the amount of heat generated in the coach with them open. What are the suggestions of the group? I do remember seeing someplace ones that attached with magnets on the outside...seemed clever.
Factory install with a Magnetic opening at the Door - - Look at the 4' distance from the seat for the Strip.

Just open at the Magnetic Connection, each time you leave.

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I did not see one, but will inspect it again.
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Just checked, no magnets at door, must have been an early manufacture flaw...
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Just checked, no magnets at door, must have been an early manufacture flaw...
You were the Original - First Copy!

Every Year they just got Better, I'd look at some Iron on Seam Tape and Cut it using very light weight Velcro at top and Bottom.

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If your concern is to reduce heat gain through the windshield, the inside curtains provide only the slightest benefit.

Lived fulltime in mine for a year faithfully using those curtains.

Then I heard about the benefit of exterior shades...they keep the heat from coming through the glass.

The MagneShade system appealed to me with its simple attachment by magnets. And I learned that a black shade cuts more heat than a white shade.

Been using the black MagneShades for 8 years now...still look like new. We stopped using our curtains for privacy, because we can't see through them at all, but the black shades are like sunglasses during the day from the inside and aviator shades from the outside.

However, at nite the black shade allows pretty clear views into the lit-up coach...so we just hang a colorful cloth shower curtain across most of the windshield.

As a side note...our factory curtains connect in the center of the windshield with magnets along the leading edges. They use that same arrangement just ahead of the door, so you can pull apart the curtain and manually pull it back to hang beside the copilot seat. That leaves the windshield and driver side window still covered.
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Not sure I understand the Logic of Black if we are trying to keep the Single Pane front windshield Cooler?

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Yea not sure why mine has no magnets, would have made sense. Like the look of the magnashades, looks $$ and don't see a listing for the TS 2001.
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Yea not sure why mine has no magnets, would have made sense. Like the look of the magnashades, looks $$ and don't see a listing for the TS 2001.
2001 Travel Supreme - think this is the likely answer to why - We leaarn from the early models to make things better.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082MBC96Z...dDbGljaz10cnVl

Cut and Paste these in - or sew them in - Should work just Fine?

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No listing for mine either. They will send you a large sheet of paper you tape to your windshield and trace. They give you directions on how to do it.
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Not sure I understand the Logic of Black if we are trying to keep the Single Pane front windshield Cooler?

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Black fabric blocks sun more...doesn't allow light through the material. Very impressive material...it's flexible but very stable...not affected by UV or mildew.

I bought 2 front windshields, and door and driver side window. They threw in a nice storage bag, wiper covers, and a telescoping pole to hang the shades.

When a rock took out one of my windshields, I saved the magnets from it and mounted them on the new glass.

BTW, they're MagneShades (magnet) not MagnaShades.
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