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Old 08-02-2011, 09:36 AM   #15
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Has anyone ever used RV Parts Nation for ordering day/night shades?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:34 AM   #16
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The buttons on mine are brittle and breaking.
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Plain old sewing bobbins make cheap and effective replacements for the broken buttons.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:26 PM   #17
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Resurecting and old thread - Blind repair.

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On the basisi of the information received from United Shades and some info gleaned through Google, I made the plunge and removed the smaller of the 2 pleated shades that needed to be restrung. I bought the string at Walmart and also bought a wool needle (large eye and blunt point). I was able to restring the blind and it is up and working fine. I made a sketch of the route the strings take - here it is for those who may need this info:
One of my blinds' strings broke a few days ago. I have new string to restring it, but I have a question or two. The drawing above does not apply to my blinds because of some differences:
1. The night shade (thicker material) is in the top portion of my blind where the drawing shows night on the bottom. And, I only have a single string, not double, at the bottom on each side of the shade.
2. I do not see how to get the blinds loose from the window, no screws. I don't want to tug on them and damage something. How do I get them loose?

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:20 PM   #18
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Mine are in little brackets at each end.

You can't see them, but they're there, and the shade should pop out.



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Old 03-06-2015, 09:17 PM   #19
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I see some clips about 8" in from the ends, but none at the ends. I've twisted and pried with a screwdriver, I cannot get them loose. I'll figure that out tomorrow.

Can anyone tell me how to re-string? One side is pulled out so that I cannot tell how it was before.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #20
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The blinds with mounting clips have little tabs that interlock with the channel in the top of the frames. They are not really easy to remove unless you have done a few. The right application of force with e blade screw driver usually does the trick. They also might have hidden screws under the upper most fabric slat. These take a bit of digging to see.

I used to restring these quite a bit until it got so expensive and time consuming that I stopped doing it. If I recall correctly (it has been several years at least since my last one), the blinds came in 2 string or 4 string configurations, with the 4-string types being far more complex to restring.

I don't think the diagram is correct, as it shows a single thread in a straight pass-thru to the bottom of the shade. ALL THREADS should be run in a criss-cross pattern.

You also might look into some of the available re-string kits from......ready.......The Blind Man (no kidding). The kit comes with all the thread you need, new retainer ends and bottom mounts and a video.

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Old 03-07-2015, 04:09 AM   #21
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I see some clips about 8" in from the ends, but none at the ends. I've twisted and pried with a screwdriver, I cannot get them loose. I'll figure that out tomorrow.

Can anyone tell me how to re-string? One side is pulled out so that I cannot tell how it was before.
You're right......they are in a bit from the ends. I forgot.

I recall they were difficult to remove.

Might be simpler to replace them rather than restring?


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Old 03-07-2015, 06:25 AM   #22
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I've restrung a coupe of blinds. It's confusing at first, but the second one was a pice of cake. The number of strings can vary based on the width of the blind. You can find diagrams with a google search and some youtube videos about it. I found it easiest just to figure it out on the particular blind. Trace each unbroken string by marking one end and pulling on the other and follow it's path. Make your own diagram of it. the broken string will follow a similar path to one of the others.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:25 AM   #23
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I appreciate the shared information. Thanks!

The blind I'm working on shows two vertical strings. They are all the same two string design on the side windows. Only the front and rear windows, that are wider, have the four vertical strings.

Other projects (wife's) are getting priority this morning ;-) Maybe I'll get back to the blinds later today.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:48 PM   #24
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After I figured out where to pry with a screw driver (behind top rail, but in front of the bracket) the shade popped right out. The restring of the two chord shade is fairly easy.

This a link to the repair instructions to restring United Shades day/night shades that came in my 99 Excella.
http://www.unitedshade.com/images/sh...structions.pdf
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:49 AM   #25
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I've done lots of these. It is not a hard process but it is a little painstaking. E-mail at lew@gorge.net as I have a few questions about how they are assembled and I can then advise you how to restring them
I saw your reply about day/night shades. The string on mine broke and the end pulled back into the bottom rail. I will have to remove the blind to do the repair. We have a 2007 Classic. There is a valance over the blind which I might have to remove but the blind is mounted with two clips that appear to be attached directly to the wall. The bottom of the clip seems to be snapped onto the upper rail of the blind. It is not readily apparent how to remove the blind and I don't want to use too much force and risk damaging it. Any suggestions?
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