A class - blinded by the sun while driving

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  1. peterc10

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    We have a Hymer A class. The 2 drop down sun shades for the windscreen, which are fixed to the underside of the drop down bed, are so far apart they leave a large gap, which means when the sun is low I am blinded by it while driving. I have looked to see if Hymer sell a middle shade to fix to the drop down bed but can't see one.

    Has anybody found a way of dealing with this problem please?
     
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    I just keep a baseball cap, one with a peak the front handy. Problem solved.
     
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    But I'me not American ......... :D:D
     
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    Sunglasses.
     
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    Not much good when the sun is directly in your face though.
     
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    Mine are (y)

    I've got prescription Oakleys, with Oakley lenses. The lenses are polarised so you can look more or less directly at the sun if you really want to.
     
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    Did your optician recommend that?????
     
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    Of course not :ROFLMAO:

    Just making the point that decent polarised lenses, whether you need prescription ones or not, can cope with sun directly in your face as you describe in your OP.
     
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    Must admit that I have not really noticed the problem. I find that by adjusting the fore-and-aft movement with the cantilever mounting brackets, and adjusting the angle of the screens, I can cope with most situations. Where I do have a problem is when the sunlight is low and to the left and comes in the side window (ours is LHD). Then I resort to sticking up a perforated baby sunscreen (rectangular and with suckers at each end - from Mothercare).
     
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    I have prescription sunglasses and wear a baseball cap even though I don't play baseball but the best way I have found to combat the problem it to shut my eyes (y):LOL:
     
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    Plan your route so the sun is on your back....simple ! ;)
     
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    Alternatively you could only drive at night (y)
     
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    Good sunglasses are the answer
     
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    What ... like the Irish astronauts who wanted to fly to the Sun at night so they wouldn't burn up!:rolleyes:
     
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    What about something like this?
     
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    This site is great for info!
    Up until today, I was not aware, that I had to be an American to wear a Baseball cap!
    There's me wearing one on the Golf course, not realising I was breaking some law or other!!
    Not sure why the poster posted if he just ridicules all the suggestions!
     
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    There are options. How about a short Roller blind in the gap.? My Winnebago had side roller blinds which where perforated and could be seen through but stopped the glare very well?.

    I have seen electric adjustable ones in the USA. if your really feeling "flush"!!.

    Polaroid sunglasses work but are not the best solution. Also a "Sunstrip" accross the upper part of the screen helps too. (Mine used to say Adventure before Dementure, but I lost it with the R-V!)

    Pete
     
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    I just put a cap on and enjoy the sun.

    We have sun blinds but very rarely use, on when Mrs Funflair request them as she doesn't wear a cap.

    Martin
     
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    I always wear a baseball cap when playing baseball . However I have never played baseball. What about the green stick on sun shades? Those about 10 inches wide stuck to the top of the screen? Those that spotty youths used to put their and their girlfriends name on.
     
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    Put a bucket over your head :whistle:
     
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