2013 FMA Western Regional Rally – Palms Resort – Yuma, AZ

We will be on location with our exibit and measuring motorhomes for the MCD blind systems. Come by and see us! Attached is the info for the show. . .

  • 04/03/2013 (MDT)
  • 04/07/2013 (MDT)
  • Palms Resort – Yuma, Arizona

Download the registration form here.

2013 FMCA Western Area Rally

Tropic Shield Sunshades will be displaying our services here at the rally this year along with taking measurements on site for RV Blind Installations. Please come by and see us!! Looking forward to a great show!

Information on the show is below:

Western Area Rally Print Email
Under the Big Top
January 9 to 13, 2013
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
Indio, California
Confirmation Documents (PDF)
Rally at a Glance (PDF) — includes event schedule and grounds mapThe preregistration deadline has passed. Please register on-site in Indio.


Co-Rally Masters: Dick Gibbs, 661-203-9180, or Rick Ricordati, 909-496-9010
Groups & Caravans: Harry Montgomery, 623-341-3218 or hsmonty@gmail.com
Seminars: Jean and John Taylor, 928-671-1994 or indiosems@gmail.com
Display Coaches: Dave Brooks, 760-799-5038 or wmhacoachdisplay@aol.com
Commercial Exhibits: Virgil George, 714-964-3731, cell 714-745-7092

Holding area opens at noon on Sunday, January 6, at $20 per night. Dry camping: payable on entry.

Rally parking starts on Wednesday, January 9, at 8 a.m.

All motorhome owners are welcome. Towables are also welcome to join us!

Rally Fees — U.S. funds only
Pre-registered AFTER 12/28/12
Coach with 2 adults — Electric $190 $200
Coach with 1 adult — Electric $180 $190
Coach with 2 adults — Generator $130 $140
Coach with 1 adult — Generator $120 $130
Each additional Occupant $50 $60
Children under 12 FREE FREE
Passport for 2 adults * $80 $90
Passport for 1 adult * $65 $75
Optional: Handicap Electric and General Electric Parking 20- or 30-amp only (check at gate for availability, payable on arrival.)
* No motorhome parking; includes exhibits, entertainment, seminars, socials and coffee hour.
Refunds will be given only upon written request if received no later than 12/21/12. A cancellation charge of $10 will be deducted from any amount. Badges and confirmation materials must be returned with request. Registrations after 12/20/12 will be held at will call.

MCD blinds help in San Diego

We just started full timing in August and made plans to have new MCD blinds put in at the factory in McKinney, Texas. We made arrangements to have them manufactured prior to our arrival on Sunday (Oct. 14) and installed on Tuesday, leaving on Wednesday (Oct 17), so that we could spend our 36th wedding anniversary in San Antonio on the Riverwalk.

MCD was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our short time there. The blinds look great and we are very happy to have them. However, just prior to our arrival in San Diego, one of the blinds came out of the clips and fell on the floor.

We called MCD and they put us in touch with Tropic Shield Sunshades here in San Diego. Steve contacted us right away and made plans to come by the coach here at Mission Bay RV Park. He arrived right on scheduled time and replaced the blind and put in another clip that would hold it even stronger. He also fixed one of the blinds that was not going all of the way up and was moving very slowly. He even came back one other time to re-adjust another blind. One of our neighbors was so impressed that he is having Steve order and install the blinds in their Revolution.

I can’t say enough nice things about Steve and Tropic Shield Sunshades. If you are anywhere near the San Diego area and looking to get MCD blinds installled, then call Steve at (619) 667-0476 or his cell at (619) 851-2219. I do NOT normally do these type of endorsements, but was really pleased with his knowledge and performance, so this one is easy.

See the info on irv2.com

MCD Debuts New GOLD Series™, a Value-Priced Day/Night Shade System

In response to requests from thousands of RVers, MCD Innovations, the world’s largest RV roller shade manufacturer, took The Rally in Louisville by storm with its new GOLD Series™ Day Night Shade System.

“Everyone was excited to try out the new shades,” said Peggy Grich, of MCD. “We talked to hundreds of people, and they really liked the new innovations in the shades. We were delighted to be able to show RVers a way to gain solar and heat protection while still maintaining privacy. The easy operation was another plus for all the customers we spoke with.”

The GOLD Series™ is a new value-priced line that offers easily adjustable features, with the same MCD quality as its popular American Duo™ Day/Night Shade System, but at a lower cost. Its advanced window shade technology provides solar protection with Clearview™ Day Screens and privacy due to its 100% light-blocking 4-ply Vinyl Night Shade fabrics.

One of the stand-out features of the GOLD Series™ is the ability to effortlessly raise the shades with a slight pull-to-release motion. Users will no longer have to struggle with broken strings as found in other day/night shade systems.

MCD Clearview™ Day Screens block UV rays and heat while allowing excellent outward visibility. The Gold Series™ Day Screen also provides privacy during the day, creating a tinted-window look in any RV, whether it be a Class A, B, or C motorized vehicle, a Fifth-wheel or Towable RV. Power operation is optional on any GOLD Series™ RV house shade.

“Now everyone in the RVing world can enjoy the same great benefits of MCD American Duo™ Shades, regardless of what kind of camping vehicle they own,” said Senior RV Market Manager Travis Townsley. “We listened to our customers and developed a product line that offers the same excellent quality that MCD is known for, and made it more affordable. MCD, as always, is committed to providing a product that is Made in USA. We proudly stand behind our products and are continually innovating new and exciting shade systems for our expanding customer base.”

Click HERE for more information about the new MCD GOLD Series™ Shades.

California RV Show Oct. 12-21 / 60th Anniversary

Come see us this year at the 60th Anniversary RV show in Pomona, CA! We will be measuring at the show this year.