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Old 10-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Window Shades Problem

I have to admit that I love the looks of the frameless windows and how easy they are to open. However, FR needs to figure out how to make the shades close all the way.

Because of the big window knob, the shades won't close leaving a gap for peeping eyes and light.

Any ideas?

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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You should be able to pull out on the shade and pull down past the knobs.
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On our Solera, I found I could pull most of the shades down to the shafts of the knobs by slightly twisting the bottom bar of the shades towards the windows. That technique did not work on the window adjacent to the emergency exit. For that window I replaced the knob with one with a longer shaft (from Camping World, I think) which solved that window's issue with the shade.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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You should be able to pull out on the shade and pull down past the knobs.
I can do it on some of the windows, but not the one in the bedroom with double knobs.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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On our Solera, I found I could pull most of the shades down to the shafts of the knobs by slightly twisting the bottom bar of the shades towards the windows. That technique did not work on the window adjacent to the emergency exit. For that window I replaced the knob with one with a longer shaft (from Camping World, I think) which solved that window's issue with the shade.
Could you please send a photo or the link of what you used?
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #6
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I just pull mine down over the knobs... unless I'm missing what you're having a problem with. I agree, it's not elegant however it doesn't leave that gap. On the other hand, I'd rather them use light out blinds rather than the ones it's equipped with. They let SO much light in!
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I just pull mine down over the knobs... unless I'm missing what you're having a problem with. I agree, it's not elegant however it doesn't leave that gap. On the other hand, I'd rather them use light out blinds rather than the ones it's equipped with. They let SO much light in!
On that particular window the strings that are on each side appear to be too tight and I can't pull the bottom of the shade past the knobs. Agree with them letting too much light in. The funny part is that I don't think they should because they are dual shade. One is lightly shaded if you pull up and the other one, when you pull down, should be a black out one.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #8
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I found I had to move the 2 screws that the strings are attached to down a couple of inches so I could pull the shades over the window handles. That will allow you to adjust the tension at the same time.
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Could you please send a photo or the link of what you used?
Been a while, but I believe I used the 1 inch shaft knobs like these:Black Window Knob - 1" Shaft - RV Designer H713 - Interior Hardware - Camping World

Worked for me - good luck -

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Been a while, but I believe I used the 1 inch shaft knobs like these:Black Window Knob - 1" Shaft - RV Designer H713 - Interior Hardware - Camping World

Worked for me - good luck -

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I now see what you are saying. With a longer shaft the bottom of the shade will go all the way down to the shaft.
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