Jump to content

Welcome to the FMCA Motorhome Forums!

Create a sign-in account to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and signed in, you can create topics; post replies to existing topics; upload pictures; manage your profile; get your own private messenger; create blogs; and more. Sign up now! Already have an account? Sign in.
FIRST-TIME USERS: For your login to carry over to the Forums, you must first sign in on the FMCA.com main site, log out, and then sign in again.

- - - - -

Front Windshield Shade


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 wildcats



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Location:Jasper, Ind.
  • I travel:With Pets

Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

I have a 2011 Fleetwood Bounder. The front window shade is electric and when activated it comes down about 1/4 inch each time I press the switch. It will come down all the way, but it takes about 10 minutes to accomplish this. Any suggestions on a fix?

  • 0

#2 kaypsmith


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 693 posts
  • Location:Hueytown, Al
  • I travel:With Pets

Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:19 PM

Really need more info on your shades. What brand, remote controlled, or switch operated? If they are remote controlled, you can start with the battery in the remote. If this doesn't work use a volt ohm meter to determine the voltage going to the shades. Many more questions, has it ever performed correctly?


  • 0
1988 MCI 102A3
Conversion completed Feb. 2013

#3 WhiteEagle


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 116 posts

Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

If they are MCDs, good chance if it's not the remote controller battery, it may be the chassis battery below 11.6.....

Had similiar problem last month and was surprised to find my chassis batteries had been run down..

  • 0

2009 Allegro Bus 40 QSP-Powerglide-Cummins ISL 8.9L DP-Allison 3000 6speed-2 stage Jake EB-Pressure Pro -Blue Ox Plate, Bar, Patriot Braking system-FMCA Badgers Chapter-Allegro Club WAW- -CoachNet Platinum Roadside-Progressive Insurance.

Everything's Relative - Unless Something Changes, Nothing Will

#4 ahepburn51


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 47 posts
  • Location:San Jose, Ca, USA

Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:08 PM

If the batteries check out okay, another issue may be the motor in the shade itself. My 2007 Bounder had that problem - the shade eventually stopped working completely. The manufacturer, AutoMotion, was not much help. They did provide me with a PDF file showing how to adjust the limit switches, but that did not solve the problem, which was a bad motor. They do not offer replacement motors at all - they prefer you replace the entire shade. I did, however, work out a way to replace the motor myself for about $100 instead of paying $800 for a new shade. It required me fabricating a drive gear for the replacement motor I found but its been working great and the motor I found is actually more powerful than the original.


I can send the PDF file I wrote detailing how I fixed it if anyone is interested.

  • 0

Alan & Sandy Hepburn - Proud to be a Blue Star Family

San Jose, Ca, USA

RV: 2007 Bounder 35E Workhorse towing 2008 smart car or 2006 Ural Tourist

FMCA Member #F431612


#5 DickandLois


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,127 posts
  • Location:Where ever the wheels stop ?

Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

Alan, I would love a copy ! Think one can attach a PDF file to a PM, but I'm not positive.



  • 0

#6 wolfe10


    Advanced Member

  • Moderator, Super
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,700 posts
  • Location:League City, Texas

Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:15 AM

If not, you can Private Message your E-mail address.

  • 0

Brett and Dianne Wolfe
2003 Alpine 38'
Moderator, FMCA  Forums
Chairman, FMCA Technical Advisory Committee 2011- Present
Member, FMCA Long-Range and Development Committee 2007-2009 and 2014-2015
Moderator, http://www.dieselrvclub.org/(FMCA chapter)

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Help

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users