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Old 09-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Day/Night Shades

Our maiden voyage was this week end. Was totally shocked to see that the day/night shades in bedroom were room darkening.

I had a lamp sitting on dresser and with shade down you could not even see that it was on from the outside.

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Old 09-08-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hmmmm

I wonder if the color of the material has anything to do with it. Ours are a cream or beige color and in the night position, I feel like Kramer getting sunburned from the Kenny Roger's Roaster sign.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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The shades are a nice touch. The ones on our new Flagstaff may not be quite as dark as yours, but definitely do the job. Very pleased.
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I wonder how I could get ours to do that. I don't like the amount of light they let through on the "night" side. One of the manufacturers is now installing shades that truly are dark, almost black on the "night" side to keep light out.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:45 AM   #5
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There must be different types, Jayco has day/night shades but they are different then what's in my Rockwood. Jayco's has a white lining on the outer side of there's but mine are the same color on both sides. My camper is a 2006 so maybe Forest River made a change.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:58 PM   #6
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I looked at them closer and they are made out of different material than the others. Much thicker and harder material. During the day if the shades are down, you have to turn on the light to see in the closet.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:58 PM   #7
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I wonder how I could get ours to do that. I don't like the amount of light they let through on the "night" side. One of the manufacturers is now installing shades that truly are dark, almost black on the "night" side to keep light out.
Hey,Jeeper-take it from a guy who's been working night shift for 10 years and has to sleep while the sun's out. Took the shades off of my bedroom windows, rolled them out on the garage floor and spray painted the back of them BLACK! Wife thought I was totally bonkers (she's SOOO smart) but my room is like night time when I have to sleep!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:41 AM   #8
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Hey,Jeeper-take it from a guy who's been working night shift for 10 years and has to sleep while the sun's out. Took the shades off of my bedroom windows, rolled them out on the garage floor and spray painted the back of them BLACK! Wife thought I was totally bonkers (she's SOOO smart) but my room is like night time when I have to sleep!!
MightyMike, I feel your pain trying to sleep in the day time. I worked the (3rd) shift, midnight to 8:00am shift for 15 years in the printed circuit board industry and a very dark room is needed to sleep.
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I used to work nights, and my 3 roommates did not. Tough getting sleep. I used to put black garbage bags over the windows. I wasn't married then, the wife would not have approved!
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We had our dealer install a day/night shade that is on a reel rather than the accordian style. Check out some of the various styles that are out there. The accordian style tend to be a problem over time.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:01 PM   #11
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MightyMike, I feel your pain trying to sleep in the day time. I worked the (3rd) shift, midnight to 8:00am shift for 15 years in the printed circuit board industry and a very dark room is needed to sleep.
Yeah,I'm kinda used to it by now. Worst part is that the wife and I are so used to having a queen sized bed to ourselves that the nights I don't work she tells me to sleep in the other room Been with the same company for 25+ years, and this is way better than the stupid swing shifts we used to work. Best part is I can sleep the day before vacation and drive through the night and it's no hassle for me. Wife isn't too comfy sleeping in the truck, but we get there early in the morning and it gives her a whole extra day! so as not to hijack this thread, another suggestion from some of my co-workers is to put aluminum foil on the windows Guess you could use it the next day to make potatoes on the fire
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Where is the button to re-set my shades? I have a Forest River Berkshire 360Q, 2013
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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Where is the button to re-set my shades? I have a Forest River Berkshire 360Q, 2013
Welcome to the forum!

Perhaps a nice moderator will move this and start a new thread for you in the 'Berkshire' section.

You're asking about a reset...are you referring to the windshield power sun and blackout shades?

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use EYESHADES. simple as that
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #15
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Have a new Georgetown 378 and love the day/night shades. They do the job!
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If you ever need to repair the accordion style ones, there is a stuck thread in the FAQ forum section. http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f215/
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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Yes, windshield day/nite shades. Just picked up motorhome last week, got it home and was putting it in storage and the shades won't go up or down. someone said there is a re-set button, just wondering where it was? Hoping to get an answer here. Thanks for your help.
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Our second shade gives total darkness
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