We do everything we can to the inside of our RV to make it our home. We travel in comfort and have the luxury of home anywhere we park. While sitting on our couch or table area, there is only one stark difference and that is the front windshield. Although we may be used to large picture windows in our permanent home, we may not always want the view while in our traveling home. It would be easy to draw the drapes in our home if we want privacy or want to keep the sun out, however there are other things to consider when in your RV home. I know of four options available for the RV front windshield and each will do the job it was made for with some exceptions.
When deciding on front windshield coverings, there are few things you should consider. Depending on your needs and priorities, you will probably decide on one of the four options below. The things to consider are ease of installation, frequency of use, Security and Privacy, and overall functionality.
The first option is the outside mounted windshield cover. This cover helps protect the inside form UV rays as well as helping to provide privacy. You will feel a sense of privacy from people not being able to look in, however you lose your sense of security by not being able to see out. The drawback to this is, they are hard to install and there may be times when you just need a quick shield for a short length of time. Most people would not want to take out a ladder to install this shield for only a short time.
The second option is the customary window curtains. These are very easy to pull across the front windshield. They help block the sun and they provide privacy. They can enhance the inside look of your RV and be custom made. Although, they provide privacy, they do not provide security because you are not able to see out from the inside and there may be reasons you would want the ability to see out. They are extremely easy to use and once installed, there is nothing more for you to do except dray them open or closed as needed. The type of fabric and/or lining you chose could determine the amount of sun that is let into your RV.
The third option is the roll up type sun shields. These are somewhat easy to install, however they could become cumbersome. They are extremely good for keeping out the UV rays and for privacy of people looking in, however you would have no visibility looking out. If they are not custom fit, you might also have a problem with them staying in place.
The fourth option, which is my personal favorite, is the RV Quick Shade. This shade has it all. It is a quick and easy inside installation so it can be installed at anytime and very fast and easy. No ladders or tools required. Installs with special suction cup installation. This shield protects the interior of your RV, and helps in reducing the inside temperature. The unique material of this shield will withstand the sun's rays for years and it carries a 10 year warranty. Many people like the inside curtains to match their RV, this shield comes in a variety of colors that will compliment any RV from the inside or the outside. One of the biggest features is the way it provides privacy while still allowing you to see out.
Everyone has different needs and priorities, Thank you for taking the time to read my article, I hope this helps you to prioritize and gives you options to think about.