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Old 10-11-2015, 06:05 PM
Robb Robb is offline
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whats the best sunshade for my RV 7? I have the hinged canopy and it is hot as **** flying around .
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:23 PM
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Thumbs up Koger

my suggestion is Koger:
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:33 PM
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thanks for the input
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Robb View Post
whats the best sunshade for my RV 7? I have the hinged canopy and it is hot as **** flying around .
Pull back on the stick and it get cooler every thousand feet

But yes, Koger is well worth the $200.... get the small wide one, should fit a 7 and on the occasional cooler day it retracts nicely.

Not sure how I lived without it here in the Texas heat.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:56 AM
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We like these
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:46 AM
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Smile Koger Sunshade 7-Slider

July in south Louisiana...Installed the Koger Sunshade yesterday...made a flight 9:00-10:30am today. A hot humid sunny morning in south Louisiana. This would have been a miserable flight by 10:30am without the shade. Had I known this long ago, it would have been in my 4 as well as the 7. Great product! Get one, get over the price and enjoy it. You won't be disappointed. Jeff returned my call on a Sunday and had it in the mail Monday. Excellent service.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:16 AM
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Kroger here too, got the big one.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:35 PM
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I used "cheap" 'static cling' sun shade from the local auto parts store. 17 or 18 years ago I paid about $12 USD and cut it to make three pieces. I used two and do not remember what I did with the 3rd. Just like on aluminum, I have rounded corners.

The Kroger shade was about $170 back then. Being a 'cheap' pilot, I did not want to spend that much so figured if the $12 worked for a year or two, I would then opt for the Kroger Shade. Well more than 17-years later, I still like what I have. IF out "Dog Fighting", one can see right trough the 'static cling' tint and acquire the target.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:54 PM
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I have both the koger (love it), and a cheap cling-on shade that is nice because you can move it to wherever it is needed when the sun is lower.

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Old 07-22-2017, 12:16 PM
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Default cheap from walmart

we opted for 2 shades with suction cups that fold up to a tiny circle. Stow them away when not in use, and when you use them, you can put them anywhere you need to.
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