I did not expect so much feedback on shades for our coach. And it was pretty evenly split. About half of our friends argued convincingly for Magne Shades, and about half for a snap-on style of shade.
I wanted to get Magne Shades. If we hadn’t been stranded due to awning issues back in Canada, then we would have ordered the Magne Shades and had them ready for when we started down for Florida. But that didn’t happen.
The front of our coach faces the sun all day. The heat gain is significant and we had little choice but to keep all of the interior shades down in an attempt to keep the coach at a reasonable temperature.
When I first touched base with Magne Shade, they told me that it would take a couple of months for the order to ship. We were expecting to be moving from site to site every month which made the timing difficult for us.
One of my friends made contact with Magne Shade and they reached back to me with an offer of an expedited shipment for a nominal cost.
Lorraine and I both decided that we needed to get a product up and running earlier. I thanked Magne Shade for trying to help. A very professional and customer oriented firm. I will definitely keep them in mind for our next coach.
We contacted RV Sun Shade and Gordon and Sheila were out to our site the following day.
The product is custom made for the coach. They spent roughly three hours measuring, cutting, fabricating and fitting the product for our coach.
And yes, they made a few holes. Five on the front. Four on the driver’s side and nine on the passenger’s side (we had two windows on the passenger side to cover).
We also ordered mirror and windshield protective covers.
We’ve had the shades up for the past week and they work as expected. The snaps are black and quite discrete when the shades are removed. The shades are very taut against the windows when fitted.
We can now keep all of the night shades up and there is no issue in keeping the coach cool. It affords us the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views out our front window during the day.