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Old 08-17-2015, 10:29 PM   #21
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When in storage I use the reflective insulation on each window. Can be purchased at Home depot or Lowes. Cut to fit. It also works on the bathroom clear skylight.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:45 PM   #22
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Down while in storage and mostly down when camping unless the view dictates otherwise. Up while traveling to keep them from bouncing the strings loose.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:51 PM   #23
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For winter I put them up and got a roll of (Shop Reflectix R21 48-in x 25-ft Unfaced Reflective Roll Insulation at Lowes.com) and cut pieces to the size of each window then pulled the blind down to hold it in place. Keeps sun out and protects shades.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:27 AM   #24
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I have made window covers out of cardboard,,, we place them in every window when we are not using MH,,, even the windows in the cab !!! We then pull the shads down part way to hold cardboard,,, just last week I painted then all white on one side !!!
Remember,,, dark is COOL !!! Even in our homes !!!


I do think I like the Idea of painting Sky Lights !!! Krylon Fusion ???
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:55 PM   #25
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To UV or not?

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I've heard different answers on this, but what's the consensus on whether to leave shades up or down during winter storage?

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It depends n where you store it, and also a big thing most here have not mentioned (which windows do you have) in my cedar creek it has the dark tint windows and they stop most if not all fading issue.

So if you live in the southeast no matter what windows I would close the blinds, but if not you can leave the open if you have the dark tint windows.
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A trick we found with the pleated shades when they begin to loose their shape is to spray laundry starch on them then leave them folded for a bit...viola!!! good as new...
Wonder if that would work on the pleated shade that is on the sunroof ???
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:35 AM   #27
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Why would you ever leave the shades up,,, unless it was to protect them ???
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:53 AM   #28
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Shades down definitely - helps with UV protection and a little security to keep anyone from seeing what's inside.


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