Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I measure my coach for a cost estimate?
A: Measuring your coach is quite simple. You must measure each window separately in order to get an accurate estimate on cost. For each window:

  1. Measure inside from valance to valance (left to right).
  2. Measure from the TOP of valance to the BOTTOM of window frame.
  3. Once measurements are recorded and the area is calculated, see our price guide.

Q: Are all shades electrically controlled?
A: No. Front windshield shades are always switch electric controlled. All other interior shades may be manually or electrically controlled.

Q: Can I still use my curtains?
A: No, the whole idea is to get rid of the clutter.  The new MCD Blind System will be mounted near the curtain track and replace your old curtains.

Q: Can I still use my electric visors?
A: No, you will no longer need those small visors because now you will have a full width blind system that will work better then your visors.

Q: My glass is curved on my RV?
A: Leave this to Tropic Shield, there are different ways to accommodate this.  1, 2, or 3 piece section depending on your particular coach.

Q: How long does it take to have my RV updated with MCD?
A: This is not a product that is pulled off the shelf.  Each blind is custom made for your RV.  It takes time to measure, build your product, and to install.  This is a conversion you must plan out.

Q: Are you a mobile service or can I bring my coach to you?
A: Yes, we are mobile or you can bring your RV to us in sunny San Diego to our elevated 1.5 acre property where we have plenty of room, overlooking Mount Miguel and beautiful views, where your RV will be safe and you will be treated with hospitality.

Q: Will I see the blinds once they are mounted in the cockpit area?
A: Maybe, depending how deep the mounting surface is.  Tropic Shield can build custom valances at an extra cost to give your RV the finished look.

Please Contact Us with any questions you may have!