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Old 02-28-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Cab Privacy Window Covers

Looking for window coverings for windshield & 2 cab side windows to be applied from inside for privacy & insulation from heat & cold. I see SMB offers the following on their "Options" price sheet: "WINDSHIELD & CAB WINDOWS SCREEN To help keep sun's heat out. Daytime privacy ____ $148."

Can't find a picture there or here. Anyone care to show & tell? Will they fit the bill I am looking for, or do you know of any other, better after-market solutions? Many thanks for any help.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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Super Duty? One Word Franchers !

I had this on my Westy

http://fanchers.com/228/vanagon%20sun%2 ... creens.htm

Ford Van

http://fanchers.com/255/Ford%20Windshield%20Cover.htm

Pros:
killer quality, lots of features

Cons:
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another piece of wet dirty gear to stow

Wilson's Solution:
Interior curtains
Snap fit around driver door to windshield to passenger door
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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Reflectix cut to fit, $25.

Or get someone to sew you a curtain and get some screw in snaps/bases.

$148 seems a bit redonkulus for a sunshade.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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Reflectix cut to fit, $25.

Or get someone to sew you a curtain and get some screw in snaps/bases.

$148 seems a bit redonkulus for a sunshade.

Agree but they look so cool
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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Re: Cab Privacy Window Covers

I think I posted this elsewhere, but I cut my own from foil-backed jute, edges reinforced with aluminum tape. They pop in nicely.

I don't like ones where you have to go outside to put them in.

I have these for all of my windows, including the rear porthole. Some velcro on the rear ones. Total cost for all windows was about 20 bucks and an hour of my time.

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Just what we want for the door windows.....looks good.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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Re: Cab Privacy Window Covers

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Super Duty? One Word Franchers !

I had this on my Westy

http://fanchers.com/228/vanagon%20sun%2 ... creens.htm

Ford Van

http://fanchers.com/255/Ford%20Windshield%20Cover.htm

Pros:
killer quality, lots of features

Cons:
(for me anyway)
another piece of wet dirty gear to stow

Wilson's Solution:
Interior curtains
Snap fit around driver door to windshield to passenger door
Bill, Fanchers don't work for me - as I said I want window covers mounted from within. I like the idea of "Wilsons" Snap-in Solution, but scanned all 22 pages of your great gallery & found nary a picture. Can you post one please?
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Re: Cab Privacy Window Covers

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Reflectix cut to fit, $25.

Or get someone to sew you a curtain and get some screw in snaps/bases.

$148 seems a bit redonkulus for a sunshade.

Agree but they look so cool
Jage, I will look at Reflectix at Lowe's this week - I didn't think it was stiff enough to stand up inside the windshield, but will check it out. Bill, again, where is there a picture of SMB's cool looking $148 shades? Wait, I'll email them for a pic & post it here if they respond.
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I think I posted this elsewhere, but I cut my own from foil-backed jute, edges reinforced with aluminum tape. They pop in nicely.

I don't like ones where you have to go outside to put them in.

I have these for all of my windows, including the rear porthole. Some velcro on the rear ones. Total cost for all windows was about 20 bucks and an hour of my time.
Nomadcat, the side windows look GREAT! But where the heck can I find foil-backed jute? Also, do you have a better pic of the windshield cover - looks like it's folding in & not perfectly blocking light & vision like the side ones. More detail please.
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Re: Cab Privacy Window Covers

Reflectix is fairly stiff when you first get it, but it does take the visors to hold it in place on the windsheild. All the other windows are cut to fit. If you don't get a tall enough roll you can pick up some aluminum tape with the reflectix (usually same section) to extend your windshield cover.

Here is my fabric curtain from SMB... not sure this is what you're talking about:


And the reflectix. It can be positioned tighter, but I usually don't bother unless I want a blackout.
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