The Cooking Ladies

Retrofit Ends Our RV Window Coverings Nightmare

The day-night shades and cockpit blind in our RV turned into a nightmare. Strings stretched, shades drooped, and brackets dislodged. Masking tape and Velcro were not the answer.

Before day night

Before cockpit

Practical, yes. Pretty, no. We knew there had to be something better.

RVIA Louisville KY

We found the perfect solution at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s National Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. www.rvia.org

Hans at display

We met Hans Munger, the president of Auto-Motion Shade Inc., a Canadian company based in Markham, Ontario. Auto-Motion Shade is North America’s largest manufacturer of manual and motorized sun visors and sun protection shades for RVs, boats, trucks, transit buses, locomotives, and construction equipment, as well as those fancy, high-tech, over-sized tractors we see working out in the fields.

Hans selecting colour

Hans showed us samples of environmentally friendly curtain material with anti-fungus qualities. For sunscreen in the cockpit, he recommended a black screen because the color not only provides excellent outside viewing it also offers the best glare control. We went to the Auto-Motion Shade website www.automotionshade.com to study our options and find shades to suit our RV.

Production line boxing

Production line Supplies on hand

At the Auto-Motion Shade global headquarters in Markham, components are assembled and finished product is shipped all over the world.

Hans holding bracket

Research and development teams work with fabrics, brackets, hardware and electric motors to improve on existing products and create new ones.

Installation Julie Xu

Julie Xu transforms bulk material into RV manufacturers’ designs.

After retrofit

Our retrofit has not only ended our window coverings nightmare it has refreshed our RV and our spirits. We now raise and lower our day/night shades with the click of a remote.

After cockpit

New, bracketed curtains slide around the cockpit for nighttime privacy.

After cockpit screen (2)

After cockpit screen

We drape a new black sunscreen in the cockpit when we are sitting for more than a day. No more climbing up on a ladder to attach screening over the windshield exterior.

After door window

A new black screen over the door window stops daytime glare.

We are happy campers!

www.automotionshade.com

 

 

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