When we purchased our first set of day/night cloth blinds they told us to keep them up, so they kept the pleats.
We're in the process of replacing ours with MCD shades, much better product and no strings to fray and break.
Donna and Bob (retired USAF),
fur babies Casey (mix), Lucy and Loki (standard poodles)
had a 2015 Rockwood 8281 WS - traded for another brand.
2016 RAM 3500