Since 2019 the proven side window darkening system is integrated in a robust, circumferential full frame. This makes the blind even better protected in everyday use and even easier to operate. In the color RAL 7044 (silk gray), the full frame also optically adapts to the associated front screen darkening system FP 300 optimally.
The proven and high-quality darkening system for the side windows, left and right, of a motorhome based on Fiat Ducato type X250/X290 or the identical models Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper from year of construction July 2006 until July 2021.
Not only does this system protect your privacy from the prying eyes of others, it also keeps out heat, cold and up to 99% of harmful UV radiation. The Dometic blackout system SP 300 is made of double-pleated, aluminum-coated honeycomb material and is very easy to mount (restrictions see "Good to know!").
For mounting the side window darkening, you need a hand or cordless screwdriver with a small cross bit and a metal twist drill Ø 2.8 mm. If you do not have such a metal twist drill available, you can add one directly to your order (see "Accessories" below).
Vehicle owners whose motorhomes are equipped with HEOSafe additional locks on the driver's and passenger's door are asked to provide our advice / information in the adjacent tab "Good to know!" to be observed.
The scope of delivery includes only the darkening blind for the left and right side windows of the driver's cab and its mounting material.
The identical darkening system for the windscreen is optionally available (see our Item-Number 550-00670) or can also be purchased as a complete package (Item-Number 550-00680). The darkening blind for the windscreen is suitable for left-hand and right-hand driven vehicles!
The metal twist drills required for assembly can be purchased if you do not already have them (see below under "Accessories").
The Dometic SP 300 side window darkening does not fit for vehicles manufactured from July 2021 (the new model series 8) as the design of their door panels has changed. For this Dometic has developed the article SP 310, whose full frame has been adapted to this. However, the principle of the actual side window darkening has remained unchanged. Currently (as of January 2022), the new SP 310 side window blackout is not yet available.
We recommend the mounting of the respective full frame from the inside with the driver or passenger door closed.
When you insert the full frame in front of the side window, you will notice that the frame is slightly smaller than the existing window opening. This ensures that it is easy to insert the frame. Due to this fact, the frame can also be shifted somewhat vertically (up/down) and horizontally (left/right).
In practice, it has been shown that the final position can best be determined before the frame is actually fastened, if this is done from the inside with the vehicle door closed. This ensures that the full frame can be optimally positioned functionally and optically to possible door or ceiling panels.
HEOSafe additional locks:
If HEOSafe additional locks are already installed in your vehicle, the respective full frame must be adapted on site. Unfortunately, the usual mounting position of the additional lock and that of the full frame of the SP 300 side window darkening do not match. The lower corner of the SP 300 full frame overlaps with the upper area of the HEOSafe door lock. In order to be able to assemble the full frame of the SP 300, however, a cutout must be made at this point, which can be made with files, metal saw or ideally with a Dremel tool. As a rule, the section runs just below the screw hole in the full frame (see our picture # 7 above for an illustration).
So that the cutout does not run within the existing and absolutely necessary screw hole, this normally requires the highest possible positioning of the full frame within the inner side window area. You should therefore check the maximum possible position of the full frame beforehand by first removing the lock and holding the full frame in its best possible position from the inside with the door closed. Put the additional lock back in its mounting position as far as possible so that you can see whether the cutout to be made will then run just below the existing screw hole.
If the above prerequisite is given, then such an adjustment can be carried out with a little manual skill and will hardly be noticeable after assembly. The existing screw hole is then covered by a cover supplied as standard. It is imperative that the full frame can also be screwed to the door at this point, as otherwise (especially when driving) the vibration of the vehicle will cause rattling noises.
We recommend that you only check the fit from the inside with the doors closed. When the doors are open, you cannot determine whether the full frame in the intended position is perhaps too high and bumps against the door seal there, so that the installation with the additional lock was successful, but the door may then no longer close at all . Due to the, albeit very rare, tolerances that occur in vehicle production, it cannot be ruled out that the position of the additional lock leads the required cut-out through the screw hole in the full frame and that under these circumstances it cannot be screwed to the door or for screwing on site an alternative solution must be found.
For the sake of order, we would like and must point out that such an adjustment is always carried out on your own responsibility and that the statutory right to warranty and / or guarantee for the respective full frame expires.
Tools required for assembly:
- Hand or cordless screwdriver with small cross bit
- Metal drill Ø 2.8 mm (see also below under "Accessories")