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United Shade Roller Shades.Dicor Corporation affiliate United Shade is helping both RV manufacturers and RV dealers as well as the RVer take advantage of the popularity of roller shades with several offerings.

Under the company’s  “Shades of Excellence” theme, the offerings come in three designs, and can be motorized or manual, including:

• Heavy Duty (HD) options for heavy fabrics with a long traverse, available in Day/Night Motorized, Day/Night Slow Up and Night and can be motorized or manual.

• Light Weight (LT) to help shave off unit weight. Lighter than HD with a smaller mounted profile, this design is great for tight spots between valances and windows. It is available in Day/Night Motorized, Single Motorized and manual Slow Up.

• The Classic Series (CS) with an elegant retro look. It uses familiar, residential style adjustments and a no-headrail design that’s perfect for space and weight restrictions. Employs universal wall or ceiling mounting brackets and is manual only.

United Shade roller shades and information about its Certified Installer Program the United Shade website, visit

It appears the Aurora RVer who died Wednesday, March 14, in a motor home fire may have started the fire by overheating the engine of his motor home.

Ronald Chrivia, 49, was a mobile-home owner at the T Lazy W RV Park near Grand Lake, a seasonal-only RV and trailer park that comprises individually owned RVs, trailer sites and mobile home units and is open from May 1 to Oct. 1.

From the location of his charred motor home at the scene, it appeared Chrivia had driven it with a truck in tow into the RV park on Wednesday to access his family’s vacation getaway there, but the motor home became stuck in the snow in the un-plowed roadway.

“In the process of being stuck, he was over-revving the motor, which probably caused the fire,” said Grand County Sheriff Rod Johnson, on Thursday. “Trying so hard, he ran the motor up very high. The rubber on the rear tire was flying off of the tire, then the drive shaft broke. Somewhere in that process, the transmission or the engine started on fire.”

It’s suspected there may have been an explosion as part of the fire.

But because the damage to the motor home was so extensive, “it’s difficult to understand why he couldn’t get out in time,” Johnson said. Emergency responders found Chrivia’s body just outside of the motor home when they arrived.

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The text below is from a USA Today column by Kim Komando:

This week, a woman wanted to know what kind of motor home she should buy that would let her drive the highways and surf the Internet simultaneously. She said she’s never vacationed in one, but had always planned to buy one some day. She decided now is probably the right time.

My advice to her? Don’t buy one.

Let’s put aside for now the obvious questions of whether our writer has considered buying a used model or a less-pricey travel trailer. The issue isn’t whether the RV has Internet access. That’s the easy part. My question is, why would you invest such a large sum without first learning whether RV-ing is a lifestyle you love?

The simple solution is to rent a motor home and try it out. First for a long weekend; then perhaps a week or more. It won’t take long to learn whether you’re going to be ready for a long-term commitment.

It’s true that most people would rather buy than rent, and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping, especially when there’s a good salesman involved.

But there are times when renting is simply the best idea. The top two times to think about renting are, first, when you need to try something out, as with our wannabe RVer. And, second, when you need something for only a short time.

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