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Old 09-30-2020, 08:07 AM   #1
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Blinds inside door window?

Not too long ago I came across a product that replaces the existing window in a camper (TT in my case) door with a window that has a shade, or blind, inside. I was wanting to get a couple for my unit, but can't seem to find the product again.
Anybody know what I'm talking about? A neon arrow pointing the way would be most appreciated!

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Slim shade I believe.
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Just checked Amazon, yup it's called slim shade.
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Just checked Amazon, yup it's called slim shade.
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Great idea!
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I did mine, works great except for a couple of things. One is that you have to open up the door apart from the screen door to move the blinds up and down and the second is that the accordian blind sometimes bunches up as you open the blind. You just have to be aware of that and do that action more slowly. The bunching is a visual distraction, not a functional one, it doesn't appear to harm the blind.
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I did mine, works great except for a couple of things. One is that you have to open up the door apart from the screen door to move the blinds up and down and the second is that the accordian blind sometimes bunches up as you open the blind. You just have to be aware of that and do that action more slowly. The bunching is a visual distraction, not a functional one, it doesn't appear to harm the blind.
Our kitchen door has a window with mini-blinds inside that work the same way. I'm familiar with operating the sliding control to fast for the blind to keep up, but I didn't think about the screen door interfering with the operation.

Some folks said they installed theirs upside down (intentionally! ) but I really didn't understand the advantage to that, especially with the screen door issue you pointed out. Did you install yours upside down, too?

edit: just watched the video on Amazon and see it's not a shade between two panels of glass like I thought. Still nicer than taping isofoil over the window!
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Thanks to all for the help! My order for two slim shades should be delivered by Saturday.
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Our kitchen door has a window with mini-blinds inside that work the same way. I'm familiar with operating the sliding control to fast for the blind to keep up, but I didn't think about the screen door interfering with the operation.

Some folks said they installed theirs upside down (intentionally! ) but I really didn't understand the advantage to that, especially with the screen door issue you pointed out. Did you install yours upside down, too?

edit: just watched the video on Amazon and see it's not a shade between two panels of glass like I thought. Still nicer than taping isofoil over the window!
I installed mine the right way up. The Shade has no issue staying up, it just bunches a little.

I did mone in the spring and it was a huge difference during the camping season. I will take the inconvenience of opening the door separate from the screen in order to use it.
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Here is another option that does not require you to have the door open to operate the shade. https://www.zarcor.com/rv_products/r...-kit/index.php . It's been mentioned recently in the Outdoors RV owner's section here.
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Here is another option that does not require you to have the door open to operate the shade. https://www.zarcor.com/rv_products/r...-kit/index.php . It's been mentioned recently in the Outdoors RV owner's section here.
Looks like a quality product but I prefer the pleated shade over the individual slat style blind. Thanks for posting the link.

My Slim Shades arrived today and my bride was eager to get them installed. At first I thought the preinstalled adhesive/sealer would be enough to hold the outer frame and glass in place, but I was wrong about that. I taped the frame in place with painter's tape and also used painter's tape to secure the top and bottom parts of the shade to the inside frame. This made installation much easier. The tinted glass is much better than the frosted glass our doors came with as well. Installation took about 45 minutes for both doors, including clean up.
I'm very pleased with the results.
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