Lippert Thin Shade Installation

We’ve made several awesome upgrades to our RV recently and I wanted to share the first one with you guys today! Our Thin Shade window replacements.

(Scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the short install video)

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Replacing our original RV windows with Thin Shade RV windows

Thin Shade
Boxed RV Thin Shade Window

Why did we replace our windows?

The windows in the doors that came with our RV were frosted. This meant that you couldn’t see out of them, and they also let in a lot of heat.

The new Thin Shade windows are tinted glass so you can see out, but you can’t see in from the outside.

Seeing through the clear window
The view from inside the trailer.

They also have a shade that pulls down to cover the glass and block out the light when needed.

Where did we get ours?

We got a great deal on our Thin Shades from Toliver RV when we purchased our trailer, but you can order them off of Amazon here.

Was it difficult to replace them?

I can’t speak from personal experience since I just watched my hubby install them, but he said it wasn’t very difficult and it didn’t take him very long.

Seeing through the clear window
RV Thin Shade fully open

How long did it take to replace them?

Each window took about 20 minutes start to finish.

Showing how the window Thin Shade opens and closes
RV Thin Shade half way open

Did it require any special tools?

Yes, it actually did. To remove the original windows, we had to order these special window keys. It was impossible to remove our original windows without them.

Thin Shade closed
RV Thin Shade fully closed

Each RV may be different though, so be sure to check and see if you will need any special tools or if you’re good to go already.

Do we like the new Thin Shade windows?

YES! We really love being able to see outside without opening the door. It is also nice to have the ability to pull down the shades in the windows which drastically reduces the amount of natural light that comes in.

Thin Shade installed
RV Thin Shade window installed on our RV

Watch this short video to see how we installed the Thin Shade window in our RV:

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    4 thoughts on “Lippert Thin Shade Installation”

    1. Very cool! I like that it’s tinted so you can’t see in. I think ours maybe a little tinted but you can definitely still see in (especially at night). We just have a roller blind over our window that we usually leave up during the day and then pull down at night. This looks like a great option though!! May have to beg the hubs to get us some 😂

    2. Nice info, thanks. Your story is titled Lippert Thin shade, but the product you picture and installed is the AP sahde with screw frame. Did you remove a lippert and then install an AP? If so, how was the fit in the rough opening?
      …….Watched your vid after comment. Questions answered!


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