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Old 06-01-2017, 04:08 PM
Keldog Keldog is offline
 
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Default Koger Sunshade for the -12

Please weigh in:

Go with the standard Koger shade or the wider unit? Website says the one made for the RV-14 is 4" wider than the standard, but will also fit in the -12.

I'm thinking beiger is better when it comes to shade, but would welcome any input.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:52 PM
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I went with the smaller one and it seems to be working well. I haven't seen a larger one on a -12 but I got the narrower one because I was concerned that the wider one might extend farther down the sides and reduce visibility. Not sure if it would or not but I'm happy with the smaller one.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:28 PM
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I have the regular sunshade on my 9A, and bought one of these stick-on shades that I use when the sun is lower or reflecting off the wing. I can move it around and put it anywhere on the canopy. Helps a lot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 06-01-2017, 06:45 PM
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i went with the wider and am very satisfied. IMHO, in sun country a Kroger Shade is mandatory.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:13 AM
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i went with the wider and am very satisfied. IMHO, in sun country a Kroger Shade is mandatory.
DITTO!! Wouldn't be without it.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:38 AM
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I got the smaller one and wish I had gotten the larger.
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Old 06-11-2017, 12:49 PM
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Many thanks for this thread guys. I just received my (large) Koger shade, and will install it as soon as the new canopy is done. I'm g,ad to have had the benefit of everyone else's experience.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:40 PM
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Thanks to all who offered opinions. Installed the wide version Sunday. Looks great and was very easily installed following Koger installation instructions. Took about an hour total. Supposed to be upwards of 100 degrees later this week in sunny Nor Cal, so can't wait to feel the difference.
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