Solar Shade 101

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It seems that when we pull into a spot at an RV park, more often than not, the sun will blaze into our rear picture window.  Since it is still above 90 degrees in the daytime here, we decided that the addition of a solar shade was called for.

We shopped around and chose the Sunshade by Carefree of Colorado and purchased it “online” through Camping World.  Since it is a limited item, the stores don’t usually carry this item.

Always the window cleaner, Tinka prepared for the installation.


The Sunshade is an external shade that attaches to the top of the window and hooks at the bottom when extended.


With the help of our friend Dave, the installation team of Tinka and Dave had very little problems.

The top brackets mounted just above the window and can be secured by pop rivets or screws.  Because the wall was hollow at that point, we opted for the rivets.


Upside down works too.

Hooks are mounted below the window to secure the bottom of the shade.


The shade does an amazing job of blocking out the heat of the sun.  The view from the inside of the trailer is dimmed somewhat, and provides virtual privacy from outside view, in daylight.  Don’t get too comfortable at night, the screen is nearly transparent at night with a light on inside.

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