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Old 07-12-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
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Window Shades/Covers

I have added these window shades to our crown bus since we will be taking it for our first trip down to Tennessee from Missouri. Since it isn't really finished inside I though adding these shades will help with the heat a bit and also not allow anyone to look inside, also hopefully the campground we booked allows us to park there, we have tents in case we want to sleep outside but I hope they don't give us trouble, I even sent the reservations lady a picture of the bus and asked if that was fine and she said it was okay, I hope when we get to the park they don't give us any problems.

attached are pictures of the "RediShades" they basically are made of construction paper, I am not sure how long these will hold up to the heat and also to any dew that builds up on colder days, but at $15 for 6 of them on amazon, they are easily replaceable. I am probably going to custom drill holes on them and add wire/rope so it holds them butter sort of like blinds. I added them all the way from the back and just left the front 4 windows without them, since that's where I have seats right now.

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Old 07-15-2018, 07:15 PM   #2
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I have added these window shades to our crown bus since we will be taking it for our first trip down to Tennessee from Missouri. Since it isn't really finished inside I though adding these shades will help with the heat a bit and also not allow anyone to look inside, also hopefully the campground we booked allows us to park there, we have tents in case we want to sleep outside but I hope they don't give us trouble, I even sent the reservations lady a picture of the bus and asked if that was fine and she said it was okay, I hope when we get to the park they don't give us any problems.

attached are pictures of the "RediShades" they basically are made of construction paper, I am not sure how long these will hold up to the heat and also to any dew that builds up on colder days, but at $15 for 6 of them on amazon, they are easily replaceable. I am probably going to custom drill holes on them and add wire/rope so it holds them butter sort of like blinds. I added them all the way from the back and just left the front 4 windows without them, since that's where I have seats right now.

The product: http://a.co/j7ApTho


if anyone is interested in following our build.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f32/19...ion-22653.html
Great Idea and what a beautiful Crown! I just love that curved look. Your bus looks really clean too. Following to see what you do with her.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:23 AM   #3
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Beautiful bus, those Crowns have the best curves. I like your shade idea, I didn't think to use something like that so I did it the (somewhat) hard way. I made window quilts.

I used a layer of felt backed vinyl for the window side, a layer of fleece in the middle and cotton for the inside. They are attached at the bottom of the window and held in place at whatever level we want them with spring tension rods.
They seem to be making a big difference, the laser thermometer was reading an almost 40 degree difference between window glass and closed shade.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:02 PM   #4
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Beautiful bus, those Crowns have the best curves. I like your shade idea, I didn't think to use something like that so I did it the (somewhat) hard way. I made window quilts.

I used a layer of felt backed vinyl for the window side, a layer of fleece in the middle and cotton for the inside. They are attached at the bottom of the window and held in place at whatever level we want them with spring tension rods.
They seem to be making a big difference, the laser thermometer was reading an almost 40 degree difference between window glass and closed shade.
Well you guys should stay away from this cheap window covers, they only lasted 1 week, the dew gets them wet and they start losing shape and we still have some water get through when raining by the window and got the material wet, I think fabric or vinyl material you used is probably best. It was worth a shot, very cheap and I guess I got what I paid for haha
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:08 PM   #5
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I'm a skoolie Noobie, so might be a dumb question.

But

Did you all remove the metal strips(not sure what they are called) down teh sides on the out side of your bus? Or was it standard with smooth sides?
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:47 PM   #6
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I'm a skoolie Noobie, so might be a dumb question.

But

Did you all remove the metal strips(not sure what they are called) down teh sides on the out side of your bus? Or was it standard with smooth sides?
Hey Navoni.
I think the crown may have come without them. Not sure. But they are called "rub rails". They are the rippled pieces that run down the side of most of the busses.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:23 PM   #7
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I believe that the rub rails are a structural part of the bus, and should not be removed. Go to the "search" box at the top of the screen and I bet you'll get a better idea about them. (ya gotta type in what your searching for, 1st (-
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