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Old 05-17-2021, 03:02 AM   #1
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Considering purchasing the Magne Shade (Windshield Drivers/Passenger) for our Axis, Has anyone purchase a set for the 2015 Axis? If so any comments or concerns, thanks a bunch.

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Old 05-17-2021, 05:40 PM   #2
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We have the windshield cover and love it.
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Old 05-18-2021, 01:22 AM   #3
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We have the windshield cover and love it.
Do you own the Axis?
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:07 PM   #4
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Here's a Vegas/Axis thread on front windshield cover options...

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...ver-21602.html

I decided to fabricate my own shade.

Screen material from HarborFreight, a little sewing, a couple of bendable poles on each side, and small diameter bungee's.

Under $50 in materials

I do carry a short step ladder used to fasten/unfasten
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:25 PM   #5
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Considering purchasing the Magne Shade (Windshield Drivers/Passenger) for our Axis, Has anyone purchase a set for the 2015 Axis? If so any comments or concerns, thanks a bunch.
Had them on our Vegas, have them on our hurricane.

Had them install on main windshield at their shop in NC

Wife and I installed the side windows, pet window and kitchen window.

Really love the shades! Makes a huge difference when RVing when it is hot and sunny.
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info,, Great Job on the build yourself and the savings Taylorbob1 pretty much sold on the product just thought I would poll the folks in the forum.
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No, Challenger. Don't think it would make a difference.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:06 PM   #8
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Thanks Sanford for the update; your right they are a good product and I'm sure I will be pleased.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:39 PM   #9
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Magna shades have been on my wish list for years now. Canít quite get them to the top of the list due to the price. Probably will one of these days. Second AC and Snap Pads were last yearís ridiculously expensive projects. Itís always something!
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:48 PM   #10
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I think Magnashade is a great product. The fact that you don't need a ladder is a plus. The price is the reason I went with something else.

I ordered my windshield and window covers made by SunGuard Window Covers thru RV Toy Store.com. I first ordered the Front Windshield, Driver and Passenger windows. After installation, I went back and ordered "custom window sizes" for all of my other windows (total of 7). The heat from the sun (Las Vegas) where my RV is parked in our property is brutal.

If only the price were around the same range, I would have gone with Magna Shade because of the convenience on how to install and remove the covers.
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Old 05-29-2021, 06:17 PM   #11
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Just us, we have a 2016 Thor ACE 30.1 and opted for an inside screen as opposed to outside. Heavy duty suction cups hold it to the window and gives privacy and insulation pretty much the same, but does not get dirty from rain by being outside. But I do see many with them and most say they are great.
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Old 05-29-2021, 06:40 PM   #12
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Had it on our Windsport loved it. One of the best accessories I bought.
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Old 05-29-2021, 06:58 PM   #13
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I bought both the windshield cover and the two side window covers last year, I recall it was $1,000.00 for everything, they are easy to put up and take down and no ladder necessary, the magnets are really strong an will grab anything metal you get too close to and when rolled up they really stick to each other, other than that they are an excellent product, I have a 2017 Axis an they had to have me verify a few measurements for the windshield an the fit is excellent
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:13 PM   #14
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Here's a Vegas/Axis thread on front windshield cover options...

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f2...ver-21602.html

I decided to fabricate my own shade.

Screen material from HarborFreight, a little sewing, a couple of bendable poles on each side, and small diameter bungee's.

Under $50 in materials

I do carry a short step ladder used to fasten/unfasten
Wow, you did a great job, looks very professional. Have you done that type of work before? I see those that have used the magne shade said they work great, but the pictures show black or dark colored shades. I would think the dark color would hold the heat, were as a light or Silver color would be better to reflect the sun. Has anyone explored those colors?
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:15 PM   #15
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Wow, you did a great job, looks very professional. Have you done that type of work before? I see those that have used the magne shade said they work great, but the pictures show black or dark colored shades. I would think the dark color would hold the heat, were as a light or Silver color would be better to reflect the sun. Has anyone explored those colors?
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I’ve seen other brands in white, also in non-screen&non-see thru material.
But this is the screen material that was available for a value price at HarborFreight.
Remember, it’s on the outside of the windshield so there’s really very limited heat induction (is it induction on conduction?? Haha)

During the day, we keep our inside shade open so we can look out and nobody sees in.
At night we lower the inside shade for privacy because people can see in when we have our lights on.

What should I do with the $800+ I saved by not purchasing Magneshade?
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Old 05-29-2021, 11:36 PM   #17
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Taylorbob1, sounds great, thanks for the update. BTW if you need help spending that $800 savings I have several things in mind for my rig lol , oh and I have a fence that needs painting, please show me how to paint, lol. Seriously have a good weekend
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Iíve seen them in white, also in non-screen&non-see thru material.
But this is the screen material that was available for a value price at HarborFreight.
Remember, itís on the outside of the windshield so thereís really very limited heat induction (is it induction on conduction?? Haha)

During the day, we keep our inside shade open so we can look out and nobody sees in.
At night we lower the inside shade for privacy because people can see in when we have our lights on.

What should I do with the $800+ I saved by not purchasing Magneshade?
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I also asked about a lighter color when I ordered my Magne Shade, the manufacture said after a heavy dew or rain the lighter colors will show all the crud that will wash down off the RVs roof, they said they tried the lighter colors when they first started they business an they got a lot of complaints
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Old 05-30-2021, 03:16 PM   #19
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Thanks to all the folks that have posted there sun shade choices..

I like most struggle with the price of the Magne Shade, I do like the convenience of installation they offer, I would imagine that the quality of fabrication for the price is acceptable.

Magna Shade will be a vendor at the upcoming FMCAs event July 7th through 10th. I went ahead and pulled all the measurements they requested and will be submitting them during that event to see what if any discount they will be offering. I will post the quote for our Axis and what they are offering during that event.

I would be attending but the Canadians still have the boarders locked down for travel through from Alaska. Not interested in flying or missing out on upcoming salmon fishing on the Kenai River.
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