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Old 08-15-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Tow with day night shades up or down?

What is recommended? Tow with day night shades up or down or half way? Our very first tow from dealer and one of the day night shades "popped". So that one is toast. Watched some youtube videos and said... yeah, fixing isn't happening. LOL

So my wife has insisted they stay "up". So we have been. Towing in the south with full on sun cooking the trailer... big windshield in front of RV...

So what is recommended? I'm fine either way just wondering if there is a "correct" way to do it?





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Old 08-15-2018, 04:19 PM   #2
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Up or down is sort of up to you myself I sometimes have mine down and sometimes up. I like to keep them up when the rig is in my shop to keep the pleats sharp.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:23 PM   #3
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we travel with them down. we have a small toy hauler, and dont like prying eyes trying to decide if they want our toys.
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Does, to hide the prying eyes.

BUT- I will say, fixing them is actually a lot easier than it seems. We waited for a long time and ultimately had 3 or 4 we had to restring. It was pretty easy once we got the hang of it.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:31 PM   #5
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we travel with them down. we have a small toy hauler, and dont like prying eyes trying to decide if they want our toys.
I got some super tinted windows... we only tow during the day and if we did tow at night, there are no lights on. lol

I'm just wondering if towing with them down will break them?

You've had no issues towing with them down?

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Old 08-15-2018, 04:33 PM   #6
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I got some super tinted windows... we only tow during the day and if we did tow at night, there are no lights on. lol

I'm just wondering if towing with them down will break them?

You've had no issues towing with them down?

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might not be the same exact shade, but no, no issues with them down.
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I'm just wondering if towing with them down will break them?

You've had no issues towing with them down?

James
No issues towing with them down in something like 20-25,000 miles towing.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:06 PM   #8
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They stay down during towing and while in storage. No issues.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:33 AM   #9
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Great, thanks all. We will give it a go with them down. Im just thinking it will keep the trailer at 95 degrees vs 105 degrees. Lol
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I keep them all down in my 5'ver when rolling...except one.

The great big 72 1/2 x 38 inch back window!

If I don't keep it up on the road it looks like this after a couple of hundred miles (have replaced it twice and they all do it - two different shades here):
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