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 10/13/2002 12:57 PM
 
I have ordered a Lexan front shield (Body Block)for my '99 Holiday Rambler. I was told by the distributor that they are required to cut out the headlight areas, as some States do not allow the headlights to have clear covers over them. (?) I have 2 questions from this: 1) Would that statement be correct--re: covering of the headlights with a clear product? 2) Being the shield has about a 1 inch or so separation from the body, where the headlight areas are, air will obviously be making it's way through there, which makes me believe a "whistling" noise will be created.
Any opinions or experiences will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ed
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 10/13/2002 5:42 PM
 
It is against some states' laws to cover the headlights with any material. My coach armour is cut out for the headlights. I have not experienced any whistling. Not exactly the same product but very similiar. Be careful when cleaning the shield as plastic will scratch. There are some good products available to keep them "clear". Your manufacturer will probably also have cleaning guidelines.
Hope this helps.............. :)
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 10/15/2002 6:23 AM
 
I have had a Lexan shield on the front of my motorhome since March of this year. There are cut-outs for the headlights and I have had no problem with whistleing. However, I was less than satisfied with the installation by Summit Products. The installers, (I am told one of them owns the company) were less than professional, in my opinion. They were late arriving at the scheduled time and could not finish before dark. They were argumentative and did some less than acceptable work, with regard to alignment. So far though the product has worked good. My best to you' Ken Simpson

My best to you' Ken Simpson
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 1/21/2003 4:17 PM
 
Several months ago, I originated a post regarding info on the Lexan Front Shield for motorhomes. Well, I was much appreciative to all those who had experience. But, since then.... Comments that I would like to share for those interested in the Lexan Shields for your motorhome. I have been very dissappointed. First of all the cut-outs for the headlights (mandatory). Wind "whisles" through as you drive. Annoying! (I will be making covers (or attempt) so the wind does not pass through this area)
When you clean the windows with a squeege (sp?), the run-off goes down between the shield and the body. Then you have to clean both the front and back of shield, along with the front end of the body. Lots of labor and time involved.
The stantions (that which holds the shield away from the body) leave marks on front of the body as the shield will flex.
Lots of maintanents involved in keeping it clean.
Would I do it again? Absolutely NOT! I would recommend the 3M applied plastic over the vinyl bras.
I have the bra too, which I was dissatified with prior to getting the Lexan Shield but I feel it certainly is more applicable than the Lexan Shield.
If you have any questions please let me know...Good luck, Ed




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 1/21/2003 9:44 PM
 
For what reasons do you put a shield on the front of a MH? We have averaged about 15,000 miles per year for the past 15 years with no apparent problems.
Doyle Little doylelittle@charter.net
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