The new system has magnets. There is no drilling into the RV for snaps. Today, the folks installed it. The first thing you have to do it dry fit it to your windshield. The shade comes with magnets sewn into it. One person has to be on the outside on a ladder and the other person is on the inside placing the inside magnets to the windshield. Let me tell you, those magnets are strong. The instructions tell you that the magnets can jump 12" and they can. Mom made the mistake of putting one in each hand. She then had to ply the magnets apart. So, Dad stood on the ladder holding up the shade and Mom placed the magnets on the inside of the windshield. They then made sure it was exactly how they wanted it. The next step was for Dad to hold the magnet that was sewn into the shade in place, while Mom took the adhesive strip off the magnet that she had and stuck it into its' permanent place. It was basically an easy process. There was just one magnet that Mom had trouble with because she had trouble reaching it over the steering wheel. She hit the horn and scared Dad. BOL!
|TADA! Here is the new shade.|
|This is the view from the inside.|
|We can see out easily.|
|Here is the magnet on the inside of the windshield. It is "permanent". It is all the way to the top and you don't see it unless you are next to the windshield.|
We have a neighbor who recently arrived and they have the Magne Shades. I think they bought everything they sell. They have the side windows, mirror covers and the tire covers. We decided that the windshield shade was all we really needed and all our budget allowed. We did get windshield wiper covers, but they came free with our purchase.
|Our neighbors chose a pattern on theirs.|
Oh and Dad adjusted our awning today. It now tilts down more. The way it came, it just stuck straight out. We planned on using it today, but it was too windy. :-(
The Greyhound Who Served As The Shade Reporter Today