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RV BLIND & SHADE

Frequently Asked Questions

   Day Night Shade Bracket   Help    Plastic Bracket

  1. How do I remove a valance?
  2. How do I remove a Day/Night shade?
  3. How do I remove a pleated shade?
  4. Is there a heavier cord I can restring the shade with?
  5. Why is shade difficult to operate ( tight or loose ) ?
  6. Why is shade crooked?
  7. How hard is it to restring, the truth!

How do I remove a valance?

Most valances are held in place by 4-7 screws. Shorter screws are used to hold the valance in position on the inside wall of the coach. There are normally 3 longer screws that hold the inside top of the valance to the cabinet above.

Most of the time they are star head Phillips screw. Sometimes they are square head Robertson screws. Hopefully they are not slot head screws.

I have seen valances anchored at the bottom with long screws at a 45 (like toe nailing). Others will have the screw hidden behind a button.

Valance Bracket Typical valance bracket.  Screw driver

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How do I remove a Day/Night shade?

Most Day/Night shades will be held in using standard metal tab brackets. These will require a slight flexing of the bracket to release the shade. They can also be released by inserting a slot head screwdriver between the head rail on the shade and the bracket itself, with screwdriver in position all that will be needed is a slight twist of the screwdriver.

Black or brown plastic brackets will have a thicker larger tab and may only require use of your thumb to flex bracket. Remember to be careful, the plastic can break. 

Others may have screws through the head rail itself, these will require you to go searching in the folds in the fabric.

  Day Night Shade Bracket White Plastic Bracket.... easily damaged Screw Driver 2

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How do I remove a pleaded shade?

Most pleated shades that have a wooden head rail, have long screws through the front of the head rail.

Metal head rails will normally have brackets similar to the Day/Night shade.

 

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Is there heavier cord I can restring the shade with?

I have had customers request fishing line to steel cable. Size does matter. Correct cord weight is essential.

The Day/Night shade itself is a fantastic design, when setup properly the shade performs perfectly.

Worn Bushing Sad Blind©

This is the effect of using the wrong cord. The bushing has worn on side and the cord now runs across the aluminum.

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Why is shade difficult to operate?

The shade has to much tension on the cords and may wear out the bushings or break, if it is to loose it may slowly drop down by itself.

Day/Night shades require time and patience to set up.

Cord Extensions Final adjustment is done at the cord retainer.

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Why is the shade crooked?

This is due to the shade not being squared. Head rail, middle rail and bottom rail must be in correct position during operation.

This is usually caused by a missing end cap.

 

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How hard is it to restring, the truth!

For your first time I suggest you take your time, the first one took me along time to figure out. Replacing one cord or trying to partially rebuild the shade is a waste of time. Once you view the slide show and you understand the basic principle it is just a matter of spending some time with the shade.

I would estimate a two cord shade, removal, rebuild and reinstall approximately 2 hours.

A four cord shade, removal, rebuild and reinstall approximately 2 1/2 hours.

 2008 DBM RV Blind & Shade Repair Kit w/CD RV Blind Repair® Rebuild Kits

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