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Old 09-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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Power Shades

My buddy just got back from the Hershey show and said some of the new Georgetowns have power shades for the front window. Do any of you have this or have you installed an after market unit? I'm thinking of calling FR to get more info. I'll share if I find anything out.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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I installed power shades on my 2008 Georgetown. The original shades seemed worthless as it was impossible to reach them while driving. Since then the only time I used them was when I was parked and the coach was facing west . The sun was setting so it came through the windshield at that time. It seems that while driving the upper part of the windshield is tinted and the drivers seat is set back far enough that the sun has never bothered me while driving. It could be that I have never been headed directly west at the right time of the day. Maybe other owners can give their experiences; but I see no reason for the expense.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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I found out 5 minutes after we picked up our 2007 Georgetown 370 that the visors were useless. One of my initial projects was to install power visors. I purchased a set from Camping World with a remote on sale. They are called Smart Visors but I'm not sure if they handle them anymore. They are made by Carefree of Colorado. It's a bit of work to fish the wires down to the control box but really not too difficult. I did have a problem with the remote after one year but after I called them they shipped another to me with a new control box and I sent the other back through Chesaco RV. They really help block out the sun and all at a push of a button.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:25 PM   #4
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Picked up two A&E manual shades at the Little Rock CW on the bargin table for $40 each. Took off the useless shade and installed these. The DW can adjust when needed.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #5
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The power shades are now be offered as an option on the new 2011
Georgetowns. The dealer I am talking to just found this out last week. I will order my new unit with them.

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #6
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The power shades are now be offered as an option on the new 2011
Georgetowns. The dealer I am talking to just found this out last week. I will order my new unit with them.

Mike
That's what I was hoping to hear. I will have to check with my dealer or FR if the can be retro fitted. Thanks.
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:07 PM   #7
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WOW !!! Power shades.

What will they think of next. A self-wiping toilet?

Eventually, we won't have the strength to do anything, if we depend on all the creature comfort items to do it for us.
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WOW !!! Power shades.

What will they think of next. A self-wiping toilet?

Eventually, we won't have the strength to do anything, if we depend on all the creature comfort items to do it for us.
Well, actually a Toto bidet seat would be nice. That one is on the back burner until I get the washer/dryer put in and some ride rite airbags installed. And oh yea, the wife really wants those power shades.

Besides I figure I get enough exercise lifting my beer I can have a toilet that cleans my bottom for me
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #9
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Talked to F.R. today and was told they have to be added during manufacture because they have to be wired in. They are electric.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #10
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We just ordered our 350TS on the weekend with the shades. The other option being offered now is an automatic transfer switch which I think toggles the power between the genset and shore power when you plug in. Both options are quite reasonably priced so I ordered both.

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