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Old 02-17-2011, 08:38 AM   #21
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Update: The $575 was only for the night time shade not the dual power shade which is a day uv blocker shade as well as the night shade. This is $950 which includes changing out the plastic A pillars to ones with 2 groves vs the one in the unit with one grove. No sure if I want to spend that much. May look into alternatives. $950 is alot of gas.
Decided not to go with the power shades due to the cost. Now looking at external window shade like prompt or rvquickshade.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #22
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What is the "drop" length on the shades? How many $$$ for two 43" wide shades? Can you wire them through the windshield fans?

Sorry for all the questions. Pete
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #23
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The cost is $79.95 each from Shadepro Inc. 1-800-328-5100 and when you by two you get a free remote. The 43" wide shades are perfect for the 378 and they go all the way down to the dash. I suppose you could wire them into the fans but I wouldn't and I didn't. It's not that hard to remove the side post covers and run the wire down and under the dash.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #24
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If you wire them with the fans you'll need to turn on the fans to get power to the shades? Even with having a remote the wiring from the shades still needs to go back to the control box.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #25
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I just today received the shades from Shadepro. Looking to install this weekend.

I understand having to run the fans for power. However, can't I splice into the wire feeding the fan at a point prior to getting to the fan switch? Wouldn't I then have continous power to the remote box?

I would then extend the wiring on the remote box and mount the box to one side or the other just prior to and above the side windows. I'm not familiar with how the remote works; but, is my thinking correct?

Also, the shades didn't come with any mounting instructions. For the individuals that self installed these shades, how did you mount them to the ceiling? How far back from the windshield? Etc.?

Your alls help is greatly appreciated and heavily relied on by me, and I know other forum participants.

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I just today received the shades from Shadepro. Looking to install this weekend.

I understand having to run the fans for power. However, can't I splice into the wire feeding the fan at a point prior to getting to the fan switch? Wouldn't I then have continous power to the remote box?

I would then extend the wiring on the remote box and mount the box to one side or the other just prior to and above the side windows. I'm not familiar with how the remote works; but, is my thinking correct?

Also, the shades didn't come with any mounting instructions. For the individuals that self installed these shades, how did you mount them to the ceiling? How far back from the windshield? Etc.?

Your alls help is greatly appreciated and heavily relied on by me, and I know other forum participants.

Thanks in advance for your input!
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If you didn't get mounting brackets and instructions with your shades, then you need to call shade pro and have them send them to you. There should be a set for each shade. My two shades only had one set so I called them and they said they'd send a set right out. Any idea which side of the coach would be best to run the wiring in? I'm thinking that since both shades are for the left side that the driver's side would be best. Is there a hot 12v wire and a ground running inside the corner post? If not I can get them under the dash. Just don't want to have to crawl under there if I don't have to. I'm sure you can use the hot wire for the fans if you want as long as you splice in before the switch. But you need 12v to the control module which I am assuming you won't mount up by the fan.
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I just looked on the shadepro website and could not find the shades everyone is raving about. I am also interested in these as opposed to the $900 dealer option but can't locate them. What exactly do they call them?
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Shade Pro Rv Accessories items - Get great deals on items on eBay Stores!

They're listed on ebay as well.
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I just looked on the shadepro website and could not find the shades everyone is raving about. I am also interested in these as opposed to the $900 dealer option but can't locate them. What exactly do they call them?
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They are on Ebay, use "power visor" for your search. Or, you can call them at `1-800-328-5100. They are in California so wait till after 10 AM. They are 43" power visor made by Carefree of Colorado. I think they are $79.99 each. Make sure you go to shadepro.net and not .com when you try to get to their website.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #30
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Thanks for the info Charlie. And to you too Don. I suspect you already have your shades installed. Do they hang free and thus swing when you accelerate and deccelerate or do they travel in a channel that is mounted on the posts alongside the windshield as do those I've seen in the actory installations? For 1/5 th factory price I suspect they just ang free but just had to ask.
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