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MikeworX

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Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:53:42 AM »
Hey folks - just wondering what others think: I ordered a day/night replacement blind from rvpartsnation.com. When they arrived and I installed them, the 'night' portion was not opaque at all. It let in just as much light as the day portion - see image.

The blinds are advertised on their site as opaque. When I complained, I was told that they 'never said they are 'black-out'. Seems to me they are playing word-games.

Should a night-shade not block out the light completely (like the original equipment)?



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Kevin Means

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 12:38:01 PM »
I think it's reasonable to assume that "night" shades would be totally opaque, and "day" shades would be, to a certain degree, see-through. I wouldn't accept see-through night shades, nor would I accept the company's explanation as to why the shades they advertise as opaque, aren't.

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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 12:52:03 PM »
It is somewhat a wordsmanship game, but the shade & blind industry distinguishes between day/night and what is called "room darkening" or "black-out" shades.  Further complicating things, different shade/blind manufacturers use different terms.

As long as they are not see-though, they are considered "night" or "opaque" or "semi-opaque"shades. You will see that difference in wording on websites and catalogs from blind manufacturers and often a warning about the difference, but not so much when buying through an RV store.

There is nothing unique about RV shades & blinds - you can buy them from any source. However, you want to make sure the ones you choose are resistant to high humidity and sun-fading. Some materials are suitable only for nicely air-conditioned homes.
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MikeworX

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 08:01:04 AM »
Thanks for the replies.

They are not replying to me anymore so it looks like i'm stuck with them. Last purchase from them for sure.
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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 08:18:24 AM »
You might try as a last email telling them that you are posting a Yelp review about your dissatisfaction with their product and lack of responsiveness.  Often companies are are more motivated to respond to a bad review of their products.
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MikeworX

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 08:25:18 AM »
Great idea  :)
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SuzanneH

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 09:00:54 AM »
Not just Yelp...every RV forum board you use. 

MikeworX

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 09:03:25 AM »
This is my only (and best) rv Board :) I wish I was on here more often but work-kids etc.
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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 09:29:49 AM »
I just read rvpartsnation.com Returns page. I don't think I would place an order with them. Hope they step up and do the right thing for you.

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 12:39:47 AM »
After reading the OP's post, I found them on a BBB link and from the negative reviews, numerous complaints and the revoked BBB accreditation   and "F" rating, I would stay far away from them.
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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 10:06:33 AM »
Yeah, not a great place to do business with, but the OP's primary complaint is with the product, not the store.  However, a more reputable seller would take the product back if not satisfied, though maybe charging a re-stocking fee. Bargain-priced internet stores are sometimes (often?) not so big an customer satisfaction.
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MikeworX

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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 07:28:54 PM »
Definitely I'll be more careful next time.
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Re: Night part of night-shade not opaque?
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 10:00:26 AM »
I've found PPL Motorhomes Parts Dept and RVupgradestore.com to be reputable.  And Amazon.com is a good source for many RV parts.
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