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Old 08-26-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Best way to hold roller shades

Purchased nice color roller shades from JC Penney, installed all the new hardware on all the windows. When the shades are rolled down of course they hang straight and out 4-5 inches from the window bottom. I looked at velcro fasteners but hesitate to "stick" any thing to the walls. Any good recommendations here? Prior experiences? My husband suggested magnets? Looking for a pretty long term fix until I can afford to have the curtains made.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:23 AM   #2
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Magnets? In an aluminum trailer? Your hubby is a funny guy...
How about an elastic cord in the middle of the shade, from side-to-side? If you don't like that, I used some small curtain rod holders, mounted upside down, at the bottom of where the shade would go. They will keep the shade against the window frame at the base.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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I sometimes use one self adhesive velcro dot in the middle of each blind. It works quite well and doesn't mark the trailer finish
Still easy to peel off and reposition if you want to
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:54 AM   #4
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Terry's solution is a good one. The one shade in our '66 (bathroom) is held in place with about a 3" strap in the bottom center of the shade to a snap fastener below the bottom of the window. Works good enough with minimal hardware. It appears to have been there since 1966. The shade is original too.
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Does anybody know of a window roller shade manufacturer that does not have the "catch" feature of holding the shade down? In other words, acts just like the bathroom shade in my '83 Sovereign? The idea would be to hold it down with upside down curtain rod holders like a previous post.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:30 AM   #6
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Our Argosy has the upside down curtain rod holders as Terry's photo shows, I am pretty sure they were factory original, riveted on. The ones in the bathroom were missing so I just got a pair of white plastic adhesive-mounted hooks, and installed them upside down and they work fine also.
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Does anybody know of a window roller shade manufacturer that does not have the "catch" feature of holding the shade down? In other words, acts just like the bathroom shade in my '83 Sovereign? The idea would be to hold it down with upside down curtain rod holders like a previous post.

I recently started looking for a resolution to this as well. I did find *cafe rod* holders that look VERY similar to the originals in my bathroom at Home Depot. Think they had two sizes that either extended 2" or 3" from the wall and were under $4.00 a pair.
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The shades in our CCD are held with a snap on a small plastic strap - original equipment. Our AS is still in storage, or I'd send a picture. The system works well.
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I have 'rear earth' magnets shaped like a washer. i.e., a hole in center. Screw them in the hole originally used for the plastic clips. Attach pice of iron/steel on the shade's bottom bar. Works fine. Buy the larger or stronger magnet. Some sold in sets with magnet, steel shoe, non-magnet washer and plastic cover. Check Lee Valley, Rockler and other hardware vendors. Works great on other doors and that folding according partition.
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