Sunday, May 28, 2023


Upgrade your entry door window with Lippert’s Thin Shade

Let’s face it, RV entry door windows can be a point of contention when you’re on the road. Too much sun, not enough privacy, and unreliable, snap-on panels can put a damper on anybody’s day at the campsite. Not with the Lippert Thin Shade!

What is the Lippert Thin Shade?

The Thin Shade™ Complete Kit by Lippert™ is the latest innovation in RV window and blind technology. Designed to provide the ultimate combination of convenience, versatility and functionality, this is the first of its kind for RVs.

The kit is a game-changer, allowing RV owners to pull down the shade and enjoy complete privacy inside their vehicle or push it up for an unobstructed view of the great outdoors. The choice is yours! Plus, the kit is designed to seamlessly replace existing windows and frames or add to doors with no windows, thanks to the template provided.

What’s in the kit, and will it fit my RV?

The complete Lippert Thin Shade unit comes with a sleek black frame, tinted window glass and a recessed pleated shade, all of which are guaranteed to blend seamlessly with any RV’s interior décor. Installation is a breeze, requiring nothing more than a screwdriver, with screws included in the package.

It fits most RV doors with a 12″ x 21″ radius corner window, making it accessible to a wide range of RVs. And, it’s made right here in the USA, ensuring exceptional quality and durability.

Installing the Lippert Thin Shade at our shop

At our shop today, I caught Sam and her dad, Fructuoso, installing a Thin Shade on the lot on this Grand Design Imagine.

Father and daughter working together.
Sam holding window in during installation.
She is always so helpful!

You can buy the kit here.

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Dustin Simpson
Dustin Simpson
I have worn many hats in the RV industry through the years. From an RV Technician, Warranty Administrator, Parts Administrator, Parts Manager, Service Manager and now Business Owner. I have even been deemed an RV Expert by the California court system, working on behalf of the customers, dealers, and manufacturers. My repair facility has been servicing customers at the same location since 2003. What sets us apart from the dealerships is we are here to fix and maintain what you have, and not sell you a new one. Whether you own a million-dollar unit or an entry level, my message to you will be the same, it needs to be maintained.


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25 days ago

I guess I’m lucky as our Forest River 34QS already has a door shade & it’s on the inside where it should be! At night we just pull it down to shut out the light, easy peasy!
Just my 2 cents worth!

25 days ago

We installed the AP Thin Shade in our small TT 2-1/2 years ago. (I don’t know if AP is a Lippert brand or has been bought out.)
It has been a great change. I like seeing out, the tinted window is much better for heat control than the pebbled original. We tend to only pull the shade on the road, and sometimes while parked, if that’s the sunny side. For nighttime, I have a room darkening curtain, because the door has to be open to open/close the window shade in our TT. I want to be able to look out without having to open the door, just in case

Gary Stone
25 days ago

I installed ours upside down. That way at night we can lower the blind a few inches and peek outside if we want to.

25 days ago

We’ve installed this on two different trailers that had opaque glass in the door. I love being able to see out the door now & it’s not a big deal to me to open the door and raise the blind.

Tommy Molnar
25 days ago

We did a complete window/shade replacement. Being able to see out the window was the intent. We love being able to see outside in case there is a knock at the door. Also, we have never used the shade because it is, as Tom mentioned, a PITA to open and close. We just leave it in the open position. Never messing with the shade seems to be the secret to its not failing or falling apart. Oh, and we did the replacement on the living room door, not the bedroom door.

Last edited 25 days ago by Tommy Molnar
Tom H.
25 days ago

First of all, we installed the Thin Shade on our door. Figured it would be a good idea. Now, being honest, I can only think of 1 time in 2 years that we’ve used it. Maybe we’ve just been lucky and not needed it.
But, the one thing I must add is, it’s a hard product to use. You have to open the door and close the screen door to open or close the shade. OK, whatever you say. But, as a safety precaution, I peek outside before I open the door to a knock, especially at night. Can’t do that if the shade is closed.

John S
25 days ago
Reply to  Tom H.

A lot of negative reviews on Amazon…

Henry Famularo
25 days ago

Installing a shade where we have to open the door to adjust it up or down seems like a waste of time, I use a black out material on velcro. Serves the same purpose less money and just as inconvenient…but it does the trick.

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