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Old 12-05-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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Solar shades for driver/passenger window ??

What have others used to as a sun screen while driving. The huge windows allow too much direct sunlight late (or real early) in the day. I've slid the curtains a little forward but I didn't like not seeing the road beside me. I've not found a decent product for trucking or RVs. I've think about ordering a custom sized roller solar shade (14% open) that provides partial coverage and still have unobstructed views of the mirrors.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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Are you concerned about exposure to the Sun; or is It interfering with your vision?
If it's just the bright glare making seeing difficult: try a wide-brimmed hat, and some really good sunglasses.
If it's the ultraviolet exposure...
You'll need a shade of some sort...
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:30 PM   #3
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Make sure you check with the individual States you enter as to their laws concerning side windows. In NY you would be pulled over, and issued a citation for obscured vision.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:44 PM   #4
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Make sure you check with the individual States you enter as to their laws concerning side windows. In NY you would be pulled over, and issued a citation for obscured vision.
Agreed, arguably the mirrors wouldn't be obstructed.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:53 PM   #5
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...is it interfering with your vision?
If it's just the bright glare making seeing difficult: try a wide-brimmed hat, and some really good sunglasses...
Yep, done and done. Still excessive glare is exhausting. I'll probably tint the windows with light color but with UV filter to cut the heat gain.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:00 PM   #6
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I had a detached retina in my left eye 30 years ago, and have had all of the photocoagulation treatments that a pair of eyeballs can handle...
I completely understand what you're trying to do.

When I'm on my Can Am Spyder: I ride with a helmet that has a drop-down inside tinted visor, and I added a 2" wide strip of 95% sun-blocking film across the top of the outer visor for good measure.

I could probably use the setup for an afternoon of arc-welding!
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:18 AM   #7
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if you need something now till you find a permanent solution.
I traveled with those roller shades that suction to the upper window all summer.
Purchase @ any Auto Zone or that type of place. You will be surprised they have some pretty nice ones. Good luck!
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:09 AM   #8
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had the side windows tinted on our axis.big difference.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:35 AM   #9
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I pull the side curtains forward as far as possible, leaving the mirrors fully exposed. But I also have a 10 camera monitor that shows me all three views.

I would really like to find something to cover the driver side top window, above the slider. I find the sun streams in there often, and it really serves no purpose. I would be happy to completely block it, if I could without it looking crappy.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:38 AM   #10
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10 inch monitor not 10 camera
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:43 PM   #11
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if you need something now till you find a permanent solution.
I traveled with those roller shades that suction to the upper window all summer.
Purchase @ any Auto Zone or that type of place. You will be surprised they have some pretty nice ones. Good luck!


That is what we did as well. They work wonders!
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:15 PM   #12
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I'll have to check the auto parts stores. I tried online with trucker sites (nothing!) and Amazon had what seemed pretty cheap. I drove this summer with cheap suck-ons, that's what prompted the search. Tinting the top pane with "limo" dark would be good.
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:08 PM   #13
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I am new to this forum can you show me a picture or tell me where you mounted your 10" monitor, I am wanting to do the same thing. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:27 PM   #14
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I started with the suction cup pull down shades but I had to take them off to open the window.

So I went to Wally World and got some static cling window tint 95% blockage and cut some pieces for the top of the windows. Discovered 2 things:
I cut them too low, and
They block too much.
I can see the mirrors fine but looking down the road at intersections is difficult.

So my next experiment will be with less blockage static cling window tint cut a little higher. Once I get this tuned in then I will probably have it done with regular window tint.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:41 PM   #15
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I am new to this forum can you show me a picture or tell me where you mounted your 10" monitor, I am wanting to do the same thing. Thanks
I don't want to Hijack this thread, I will post a new one, "Quad View Monitor"
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:03 PM   #16
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I keep a baseball cap within reach. Sun coming in the side? Turn it so the visor blocks it.


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:00 PM   #17
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I do the same thing with mine... which as ALWAYS on top of my old bald noggin'!

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Old 12-13-2017, 01:19 PM   #18
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Try "Magnahade.com". I have a windshield screen and screens on both front side Windows. We use the windshield screen when parked. The side window screens can be adjusted/lowered which allows us to drive without the sun coming in. I drive with my screen halfway down, which keeps the sun out and I can still use my mirror.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:27 PM   #19
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I think BWare means: https://magneshade.com/
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:29 PM   #20
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That's correct! Typing on a cell phone creates errors.
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