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Old 09-10-2019, 10:28 AM   #1
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2104s night shades

We are planning on buying a 21ds or 2104s as soon as we sell our current trailer. Just wondering what people have done to block out the morning light, especially that big front window. All the other windows have light filtering shade which I was thinking of replacing with black roller shades. I wish they had left the front window out, it's blocked off during the day by the murphy bed and exposed at night when you don't need it?!
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:48 PM   #2
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I found the night shades not to be near enough for restful sleeping. (especially when your campground neighbor has enough lights on all night to see from space)

I took cardboard and made a tight fitting shade that goes under the night shade, so it cannot be seen. The big front window required a two piece.

I painted the outside side of the cardboard flat black. With the dark tinted windows on the trailer, you cannot see the cardboard from the outside.
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:10 PM   #3
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We have a 2018 2706ws, wife wanted more privacy and I wanted less sun in the morning, we decided to temporarily have a window tint guy put 5% limo uv tint until we could get a good roller shade, but since the window tint worked so well to keep heat out and you cAnt see in day or night we just left it and it only cost us $65.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:51 PM   #4
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we have the according shades and they do a poor job of blocking light, ... I cut a custom fit piece of Reflectix for each window in our camper, ... the Reflectix rests on the window latch and at the top, they slide behind either the according shade or the blinds, ... they do give some insulation for the windows, but what we like best is the privacy they give at night, ... with each one in place, ... from the outside, it is almost impossible to know there is any light at all on inside, ...
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:49 AM   #5
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We ordered roller shades from factory as a option instead of the accordion... they work great and offer day night... night is complete blackout... if not offered as option ask rep he can add them
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We are planning on buying a 21ds or 2104s ... Just wondering what people have done to block out the morning light, ...
another source of morning light you may find intrusive could be the roof vent cover right above the bed, ... our 2014 Micro Lite 21DS vent cover was translucent(they were white back then), so it was not much of a light block at all, ... I painted the INSIDE of the cover with flat black, not translucent any longer, light blocked, ... even the black covers that come on newer models can be translucent and may need a coat of paint to completely block all light, ...
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I think we will just order some darkening shades to replace the stock ones. We are picking up the new trailer today so let the mods begin!
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I think that's a good plan as I agree that the accordion shades do not adequately block the light coming in at night on our 21DS. You still will need a vent cover for over the bed. We bought one of these as an inexpensive solution.



It provides a way for air to still come in depending on how it is fastened.
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