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boston blacky

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Posted: 06/16/20 06:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are unable to find our old diagram drawings showing exactly how to restring our day/night rv blinds. Seems I once ordered a kit - from (I can not recall where) which also came with a plan drawing explaining where to string the cords and where they cris-cross, etc. Please let me know if you can help me track down that address. BB[emoticon]


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Posted: 06/16/20 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

or better yet replace them with cleanable mini blinds.


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On mine, there are four strings. The two leftmost ones form a loop, going down from the top, across to the right side within the bottom slider bit, and from the right edge of the slider down and looped around the righthand button thingy on the wall at the very bottom. The ones that start on the right at the top of course are routed similarly, but mirrored left to right, so the cords all cross in the middle of the bottom slider. That, of course, is what keeps the slider more or less horizontal all the time.





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Posted: 06/16/20 09:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replace with MCD pull down shades.


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Here is a You Tube video that might help.

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Posted: 06/16/20 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, they cross over. Left ones go down and exit right...
The tension on the string keeps it from moving. You tie it at the bottom of the window frame to that post and that tension is key to it all working of course

Mini blinds are terrible for a camper. Worst thing I ever did was install mini blinds. I had to sell the camper it was so bad...

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Posted: 06/20/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When my first one broke on a trip in 2006 I just retied the broken string and all is still well. When my second one broke several years later I realized that there is a grommet that’s the string slides through that sometimes shifts out of place and causes the string to fray. I restrung that one after I fixed the grommet using waxed nylon cord and it slides up and down much easier. I just used the one on the left side as reference.

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There are utube vids and web sites that describe the restringing. This is the one I used: https://winnebagoind.com/resources/service/pdfs/2006-09%20Restringing%20Day%20Night%20Blinds.pdf

A restring kit also has instructions, but if you can locate the the correct weight fishing line or buy just the line, its much cheaper.

Some tips: using thin CA ( Krazy) glue, Glue the grommets in place. As someone else mentioned, the reason the string breaks is because the grommet is out of place and the string is rubbing on bare metal. Second, when threading the string, harden the first couple inches with the CA glue. Makes the string stiff and easy to thread, cut off when finished.


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I so wish I hadn't read this thread..because we all know what happens now....


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Posted: 06/21/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Replace with MCD pull down shades.

Don't even. That's what I did and several of my MCDs, which are wildly expensive, have failed. I have to use a clamp to keep one of my MCDs from rolling up.

Wished I had kept my original shades.


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