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Old 05-31-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Pleated Day/Night Blinds

The strings on the pleated day/night blinds in my '94 LY have worn and in some cases the blinds are not able to slide. Does anyone have any instructions on how to restring these blinds. From what I have read, there are some "clutches" that hold the blind in position, and these may also be broken. I can't seem to find clear instructions on the web on how to do this.
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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I would suggest contacting the manufacturer. If you were to take one of the blinds down the manufacturer should have their name on the inside of the head-rail. Good luck to you.
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The strings on the pleated day/night blinds in my '94 LY have worn and in some cases the blinds are not able to slide. Does anyone have any instructions on how to restring these blinds. From what I have read, there are some "clutches" that hold the blind in position, and these may also be broken. I can't seem to find clear instructions on the web on how to do this.
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
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:06 AM   #4
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I just ordered new string and the plastic buttons from United shade in Elkhart, In 1-219-262-0954. Thats the name and number on the shades, I think the area code has changed and I found new area code at web site. They e-mailed instructions and a diagram. My shades were from a 1997 Airstream. The buttone on mine are brittle and breaking.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:59 PM   #5
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Can you email me the instructions you got from United Shade - howardk@zed.net - TIA
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Did you get your directions? I found this on rv.net posted two weeks ago.

just so happen to have 2 diagrams on restringing day/night shades.They have helped other people out from what I hear.E-mail me and I`ll forward these diagrams over to you. johnw@rcn.com

Posted by RV JOHN on 5/30/06

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/17683473.cfm
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More info re: manufacturer

I finally got my rig back from the AS dealer (various exterior items needed attention, one of which was that the screws that fasten the exterior walls were starting to work loose). SO I was able to see the label on the blinds -- it says "Pleated Shades by EDI - Elkhart IN, Anaheim CA"

A Google search came up with a coment on a forum as follows:
"EDI day night shades are mfgd in Elkhart, Indiana. Your dealer should have the phone number and address. I was at the factory last year to have some repair work. Try United Shade, Elkhart, Indiana at 219-262-0954."

I'll be calling United Shades tomorrow.

Thanks for all the info you've all provided to date.
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Another complication - 3 string shades

I called the folks at United Shades. They told me that EDI went out of business, but they probably could help me. Then came the complication - - United Shades makes their day/night pleated shades with either 2 strings or 4 strings. The EDI ones I have are 3 string - and United Shades said that they don't have any instructions on how to re-string those with 3 strings (i.e., there are 3 strings running through the "rat holes" in the pleated shade).

I also noticed that I have 2 strings in tandem coming down on each side, and they are tied off at the bottoms to the plastic "button".

Has anyone restrung an EDI day/night shade that has 3 strings? If so, can you tell me how it is done?
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Thanks, Keith. I'll call them tomorrow.
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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:
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Day/nite window shades for '07 Bambi

I'm not wild about the mini-blinds on our Bambi. I like the looks and function of the day/nite shades, but don't know whether I should order them through an AS dealer or from a factory. Also don't know if they can be adapted to the mini-blind frame and hold-downs, or whether drilling and different hardware are req'd. Any info?

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Our Interstate came with the day/night shades, which I then ruined 2 1/2 years later trying to clean them. Jackson Center replaced them for us, measured, ordered and installed. Not bargain basement prices, but reasonable, and they are a very neat and tidy way to cover windows in small spaces. We love them.
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I believe both have been an OEM supplier to Airstream
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