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Old 09-02-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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how do you cover that big window?

im looking for some window covering......and i got a huge window. that front windshield! what solutions are there out there? off the top of my head i think that front window is 93" by about 30".

what have you used? i could cover with snaps and tarp outside, or day/ night shades, or what else?
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

we have been using a doubled up UV resistant nylon screen (window type) tied with string to bus

I have some actual thick black UV screen material to sew up a nice one with magnets in the corners and then glue magnets to inside of window...this winter project, now we just tie it up



this is old setup, we use now

at night we sometimes tie up a pc of black material across bus (inside) 2 eye hooks with a "curtain side to side

This is what we will make this winter or fall

google "motorhome windshield screens" look at images
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

we picked up some curtains from wally world, there the block out type, we had them sewed together, then when we stop we just use magnets to put them up,
works good
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

We have a piece of 2X2 attached to the bottom of the bulkhead over the window. I have a series of cup hooks screwed into the wood. I hook binder clips on the cup hooks. The binder clips are holding a doubled over king size quilt. I need something better. Rightnow it takes care to storing the quilt that I have no room for in the cedar chest.
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

I haven't DONE it (cause I don't have my bus yet) but...my plan is to make a couple stretchers/hammocks to hang across the bus that would double as a window cover when not in use for sleeping (guest bunks).

You can get blinds that are 46" wide. Two of them should be about right. Those are good for cold, but not heat--you want shade outside for heat. I figure a couple bungees around the mirror bases and a couple magnets should hold a light tarp or solar screen on the outside.

You could mount a regular RV awning on a flat nose bus. That would be slick for a lot of stop and go.
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

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we picked up some curtains from wally world, there the block out type, we had them sewed together, then when we stop we just use magnets to put them up,
Got some insulated curtains and did the same. The front though we "screwed" with existing screws and roll them up and tie them with velcro.
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

I had some Reflectix insulation laying around and cut a piece to a press fit inside our windshield.
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... You could mount a regular RV awning on a flat nose bus...
Given how many have posted on RV forums that those things unroll while driving down the road, I would be afraid to risk it. And yes, I have seen, with my own two myopic eyes, an awning unroll on an RV while it was traveling down the road.
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

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You could mount a regular RV awning on a flat nose bus.
On the front? I dunno, the awning on my RV rattles an awful lot when trudging down the road. Rattles an awful lot when I got wind when parked. ...I'MMA CALL IT MEESTA RATTLES!

I can only imagine what one going across my windscreen will do. Haven't decided how I would attack that aspect of the Gypsy Rose yet. I will probably just go find some sunscreening fabric (the kind the awnings are made from) and attach a rolly-zippy bar of it to the inside, depending on how wide a curve the windscreen has. Line it with Reflectix, of course.
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Re: how do you cover that big window?

I have been planning to add one to the front, just didn't happen this summer

and it will not unravel on it's own
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