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Old 11-23-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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MCD day/night shades

Looking to replace the day/night shades in our 2007 motorhome. I understand the MCD day/night shades are nice but expensive. Are they worth it?
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I'm also looking into them and will monitor any responses to your question.


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Old 11-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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They are nice and worth the money. I'm looking at having them put into my coach now, I only wish that I had it done when I had the Signature built.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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i just put some in mine . expensive ,but seem to be a quality product.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #5
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I have heard nothing but good about the MCD shades. Tiffin and several other manufacturers use them exclusively in their new coaches. We priced them out and they came to about $1400 for the whole coach. We haven't pulled the trigger yet, but I'm getting tired restringing the day/night shades. We'll probably order when we get back to our snowbird roost after going home for the holidays.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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I had them installed throughout our coach. We love them. I had them put the electric on the shades by the driverside window, that way I can easily adjust them while motoring down the road. Before, if the wife was not available, I would have to pull over to adjust them... pita.

Also, not only do they work well, we find they help a lot with controlling the temperature as they act as a good air insulator barrier, keeping the cold/heat out.

Pricey, yes, but we think them to be well worth it!
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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The shades are nice, but I can't say too much good about there support after the fact. Had a motor go bad after 5 months and it cost $140 to replace it, that was with me changing out the motor myself.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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Day/Night Shades

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Looking to replace the day/night shades in our 2007 motorhome. I understand the MCD day/night shades are nice but expensive. Are they worth it?
We have broken just about every string in our coach. The shades really work well but here are a few tips that may help you from breaking strings when they are being rapaired. I repair my own. After a couple of attempts I finally figured it out. First, use OEM string. Next, enlarge the hole that the string travels through on the metal bars. Third, debur the hole. Be sure to cross the strings in the proper order and in the right area. Adjust the string tension so they travel up and own with ease. Not too tight. The night shade should not move when raising or lowering the day shade. Since I have done this my shades work great.

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