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Old 01-06-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Day/night shades

I have a 329 not that it matters, and want the back bedroom to be darker. In the morning the stock blinds allow in way too much light. I have the standard two stage blinds but even with the second batch closed it is still light.

Has anyone replaced these?
Where did you get them from?
Do you have pics you can share?

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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I'm going to follow this thread. Our Rockwood 8314BSS let's way too much light into the bedroom, either from the blinds, vent, or door window. We end up putting towels over the windows. Thanks for asking the question and starting the thread!
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:42 PM   #3
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I had the same problem in my previous TT. I placed a window "solar shade" (tinfoil type material) between the bedroom window and day/night shade. This cut out the light that the night shade allowed in. It is a easy fix and a lot cheaper than replacing the shades.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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I had the same problem in my previous TT. I placed a window "solar shade" (tinfoil type material) between the bedroom window and day/night shade. This cut out the light that the night shade allowed in. It is a easy fix and a lot cheaper than replacing the shades.

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Not a bad idea however I have the accordion type shades and that would not work.
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My day/night shades were the "pleated" or "accordion" type shades, or does your rig have a different type shade that I'm not familiar with?

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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On our motor home I went to Home Depot and purchased a roll of that foil bubble wrap aluminum heat reflection material. I then cut pieced to fit inside the window frame on every window in the coach. It not only turns light to dark, but also reflects the sun and heat allowing the A/C to do a much better job in the Texas summer heat.

Nice thing about the shades that you have but don't do the job, is that you can pull them down and since the foil insert is tucked in the window frame the current shades cover the foil
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We instslled simple rod-pocket rods up under the valances and I bought some inexpensive room-darkening curtain panels from Wal-Mart. Cut them down, hemmed them up, and they work perfect to supplement the shades.

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We instslled simple rod-pocket rods up under the valances and I bought some inexpensive room-darkening curtain panels from Wal-Mart. Cut them down, hemmed them up, and they work perfect to supplement the shades.

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We did the same thing and it made a huge difference on the light and retaining heat/ac.
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Tint the window with film..!
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So I thought I would report back on this.

We went to Wally World and bought the curtains and rods shown in the pictures.
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Mother-in-law cut and re-sewed them up for us and we installed them yesterday.

I wanted the curtain to go behind the accordion style day/night blinds we have now (they should be called day/night as they let all kinds of light in).

It was a tight fit on the top as there is not much room but we were able to put the rod up and behind (closest to the window) so you don't see the curtains when the blinds are closed.

We then have two very small windows on the slide out. There really was not way to attach curtains there so I got the darkest window tint I could find and tinted those windows.

I will report back after our first camping trip to let you all know how it will work.

Thanks for the help.
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