Our MCD Shades Saved Us!
McKinney, TX - "If it wasn't for our MCD windshield shade being halfway down, we would have been covered in glass. Our MCD shades saved us." This from MCD customers Ralph and Gisela Jones as they pulled into the MCD factory in McKinney, TX last week.
As the Jones' were traveling east on OK 70, a large rock flew into the upper portion of their windshield and broke through the glass. Sharp shards flew everywhere inside the coach, scattering across the front dash and into the cockpit area of their 2008 Holiday Rambler Ambassador. Because they were using their full side-to-side MCD American Duo® day shade as a sun visor, the glass hit the shade and did not fly in their faces. "We feel very fortunate that we had MCD shades because they saved us from having all of that glass hit us in our faces," said Ralph.
The Jones' purchased MCD shades for their motorhome in 2008 and were coming back to the factory to have them converted to MCD's new American Duo Day/Night Shade System. "The shades were my 70th birthday present," noted Gisela. "I got jewelry for my 50th and 60th birthdays. Then we started full timing in our RV and I wanted the cockpit shades." The couple added the American Duo Shade System to the rest of their motorcoach in 2009.
The Jones' have been full-time RVers since the fall of 2007 and enjoy the lifestyle and their coach. "Holiday Rambler has a great reputation and my wife really liked this layout," said Ralph. They have traveled to all but four U.S. states and their fondest memories are of their trip to Alaska. "We did everything there - glacier tours by boat and helicopter and deep sea fishing. We even visited Sarah Palin's hometown." They have also enjoyed the Maritimes and many of the provinces in Canada.
In the winter months, the couple relishes working for Disney World. "We love managing our stall in the food court in the French Quarter. The people who come in are always so nice and having a whole lot of fun. It doesn't get much better than that. But the best part of full-time RVing is that we do not miss any birthday parties or graduations of our grandchildren. We have seen them more now than ever before," said Gisela.
"MCD has treated us very well and we love our shades! They have been a great addition to our coach and to our lifestyle." While the Jones' were at MCD they were able to locate a local windshield repair facility to replace their windshield. We wish them all the best and hope that they stay safe from now on.