So long Louisville. “The Rally” ended yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky. Everyone packed up and moved on to there next destination. We however stayed and got something installed. I gave you all a teaser in our last Louisville post. Well, here it is. Window awnings! Your amazed I know. The company ShadePro was at the show and they were installing right there on site. So we took advantage of that opportunity.
They had a sewing machine set up outside and all there trucks running around measuring, ordering, shipping and installing. Yup, I said shipping. ShadePro is based in San Diego and they ship all there products via Southwest Airlines. Interesting I know.
It’s a lot cheaper than the commercial shippers. They had to get special permission from the airline to do shipping with them, but it works. They have the option to ship every day of the week, several times a day. They had brought in many different awnings and such to the show, but they could not account for every type coach. So when we wanted window awnings, the kind you can see through, not the solid ones, they of course did not have the sizes we needed. So, they measured and ordered what we needed. The main plant in San Diego made what we needed and they shipped everything the next day.
As you may remember, we didn’t stay on site for the show. The last day of the show, we were scheduled to leave our campground. So we drove up to ShadePro’s staging area in the Louisville Expo Center parking lot so they could more easily install the awnings. So after a couple of hours, we had our window awnings. I must say, what a great company in regards to customer service. All there guys on site were wonderful. The guy that measured and installed our window awnings, in 90 degree heat no less, had a great work ethic. Anything you wanted or needed, they were right there making it the way you wanted it. It’s so hard to find a company now a days that works like that.
So here you are…before and after pictures of our coach with the window awnings. Let us know what you think. We’re still getting used to them. We like them, it just takes getting used to. These should definitely help with the heat beating down on a black coach.