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United Shade brings new décor and functional options for the RV shade market. Including motorized!


ELKHART, Ind. — Over the last two years, United Shade has led the way in introducing a widening range of new RV shade styles, bringing the latest trends in home shade décor right into the RV. For 2013, United Shade has upped the ante even more, adding new shade options and upgrades of current shade offerings, including enhanced motorization. There are also new aftermarket products for shade care and easier cleaning. Yes, easier cleaning!



For 2013, United Shade introduces its SideWinder roller shade for motorhome driver and passenger side windows, many of which are wider at the bottom than the top, given some of the new aerodynamic motorhome styles. In these cases, straight pull-down shades miss covering the trapezoid–type angled corners of the windows. With the SideWinder, the shade moves down and sideways at the same time to completely cover the angled corner as well as the rest of the window. It uses the same motorized mount as a regular shade, and also comes in a manual version.


New shade and motorized options

For other shade options, United Shade offers a new motorized pleated or cellular day/night shade with a one-piece handrail. It is also reintroducing roller shades with a new headrail option, four mounting choices, new colors and motorized operation. 


Nearly all United Shade products come with enhanced motorized options as well as manual control. Motorized options can control individual shades or several shades at once from a wall switch. Motorized shades can also be operated with a remote control. The universe of multi-configurable shade applications has never been greater!


Upgraded Gatekeeper CargoScreen

United Shade has updated its GateKeeper CargoScreen for 2013 to provide an extra degree of functionality and reliability to this cargo door covering for toy haulers, and “security system” for cargo trailers.


Advanced SmartWeavescreen material has been deployed to keep bugs, dirt, critters and other foreign objects out of the cargo hold while providing interior shade and preventing UV rays from damaging furniture.


The motorized version features a stronger 12-volt motor that is highly reliable for countless hours of worry-free operation. Function is also aided by improved side channels for easy lifting and lowering while helping the heavy-duty screen maintain a solid barrier. A manual version is also available with a durable, fully contained locking mechanism on the bottom rail. No locking mechanism is needed for the motorized screen, which is controlled by a key fob from up to 100 feet away.


The GateKeeper CargoScreen easily attaches either to the outside wall or inside door frame for added flexibility, and uses universal mounting hardware. It can be customized for different size openings and a custom graphic can also be printed on the screen.


Aftermarket: For cleaning and repair

Two aftermarket products will also make their Louisville debut, the Spray ‘N Brush Shade Cleaner and the Pleated Shade First Aid Kit for shade repair.


Spray ‘N Brush is good for any kind of shade fabric and features a unique configuration, with a small brush attached in front of the spray outlet. The spray releases through the attached brush to allow you to actually spray and brush in an efficient one-handed operation that alleviates the time involved in cleaning shades. Hard dirt spots can be easily sprayed and brushed almost simultaneously.


The repair kit includes parts and complete directions for repair of two-cord day/night shades, four-cord day/night shades, and two-cord night shades only. Instructions come in an illustrated format, with flat-head and Phillips screwdrivers and scissors the only tools needed. An excellent value compared to other kits, it’s another way to keep shades looking and operating effectively.


United Shade offerings are all designed to improve the RV experience by giving manufacturers, dealers and consumers easy solutions to differentiate décor and improve the function of the RV. A leading supplier to the industry, United Shade is committed to bringing the best in style and technology to the RV market.


More information about United Shade products may be obtained at www.unitedshade.com.




The Dicor Corporation is a major, long-time supplier to the RV industry through its affiliated companies: Dicor Products, Seal Design, United Shade and Vixen Composites. United Shade’s Contract Division also serves the commercial construction market. Although selling a wide range of products, all Dicor Corporation companies commonly thrive as customer-driven and focused on simplicity, innovation and customer confidence in whatever they sell. For more information, visit www.dicor.com.

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