INSTRUCTIONS

Our window covers are designed to be quick & easy to install. Follow the steps in the videos below and your covers will be up in no time. If any questions comes up, reach out to us at info@vanessential.com.

 

Please keep in mind that all of our covers come a bit oversized to allow for the best possible blackout in your van. When you first receive our covers they will feel a little stiff but don't worry, they will soften up after a few uses. If the covers have wrinkles in the fabric from storage, just put them in the sun or leave them in installed in their windows overnight and they will flatten. 

One last note, some of our window covers (like the front door covers) use friction as well as magnets to stay in place and might require some coaching to get into place. To fine tune the fit, make sure to push all the edges in as deep as they go and make small up & down and side to side adjustments to help seal the frame.

FRONT WINDSHIELD

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To install your Front Windshield Cover:

  • Place window cover on dash and open completely with the black fabric facing outward. 

  • Push window cover completely down deep into where the window's glass meets the dash. No need to push hard, just make sure it is seated correctly across the entire length of the window. 

  • Depending on the van, next steps are: 

    • MERCEDES-BENZ:  Vans with rear view mirror, lift up the window cover and wrap around the rear view mirror one side at a time with the cut out. Use the magnet to close around it. If you have a technology box or don't have rear view mirror, use the provided hooks that go under the headliner and once hooked on, pull cord locks on either side to pull up close to the glass. If you don't need them, they can be either not used or removed. 

      • Roll your hand across the top of one side of the cover to the side of the van and pull down sun visor to hold in place. Repeat step on the other side. 

      • If you have light leakage coming in, push the window cover into these gaps to best seal it up. 

      • To remove window cover, revers the process. 

    • FORD TRANSIT / RAM PROMASTERUse the same steps above. There is not an additional hook/tension system on these covers as it is not needed for these vans. ​

FRONT DOOR COVERS

To install your Front Door covers:

  • Choose a window to work with first and match up the cover shape to that window with the black side facing outward. 

  • Push window cover completely into the closed door frame with equal amounts showing around all the sides to form a seal.

  • Push in as needed and make slight up/down side to side movements to get the best fit. 

  • Repeat on other side of van to the other door. 

  • Depending on the van, next steps are: 

    • MERCEDES-BENZ:  If your van doors have a grab handle, fold back the flap to install correctly in place. 

    • FORD TRANSIT / RAM PROMASTER

      • Use the same steps above.

      • Make sure to move your cover down behind the plastic trim where needed for a good fit. When new, they will need some time to soften and fit correctly. 

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FAN VENT COVER

Installing your Roof Vent Cover:

This cover comes with an easy-as-pie installation kit including 10 magnets, plus 1 spare—because life happens.

 

Tools needed: Phillips-head screw driver & Painter’s tape

Steps:

  • Remove the fan/vent flange from the interior of your van. Most flanges are attached with four screws.

  • Place the window cover on a flat surface with the tag side facing down.

  • Now set the flange on top of the cover with the flat surface facing down.

  • Place the included magnets along the flange—causing them to snap into place with the magnets inside the fan cover.

  • Use tape to secure the magnets in place.

  • Re-install the flange to the roof of your van.

BUNK WINDOW COVERS

Installing metal mounting tabs for Bunk Windows:

  • Clean your window frame to remove any dust with an Isopropyl wipe or similar.

  • Remove one side of the VHB tape tabs and attach to metal tab. Repeat for all metal tabs supplied.

  • CAUTION: Try not touch the adhesive side on VHB Tape as oil from your hands might ruin the adhesive.

  • Hold your window cover up to the window frame to identify where the metal mounting tabs should go. The tabs need to match up with the magnets inside the window cover trim.

  • Peel the backing off the other side of VHB tape on the metal tab and stick to the clean window frame where they align up to the magnets. Repeat for all magnet locations.

  • Attach the window cover to the frame & you're all done!

REAR DOOR COVERS

SLIDING DOOR / CREW COVERS