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Old 05-21-2015, 12:14 AM   #1
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Shades on Sabre 34REQS-6

Does anyone have any good tips for an easy way to get to the bottom of the shades on the long windows to open and close them easily behind the table and recliners? Everyone loves the long windows on our 34REQS-6 but it is hard to open and close those shades especially behind the table and chairs.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:44 AM   #2
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I when I set up I pull the recliners away from the wall a bit and then angle them some. This gives me a little more room to get to those Windows. I will sometimes move the diskette chairs out of my way before tackling the dinette window shades. I have to be careful with the sofa window and kitchen window so as not to catch shades on the turning handle. In the bedroom I also have to be careful as I have already broken 2 balance clips catching the shade on them.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:47 AM   #3
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Oh and open the night shade and then the day shade. Close day shade and then night shade. They will break if you try to do them at the same time.
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Like asquared I move one of the dinette chairs out of the way to get at the bottom of the day/night shades. Only way to do it IMHO. I keep a little extra room behind the recliners to reach the bottom of the shades. I loved the windows when I first saw the unit but in retrospect would've been much happier if they were about 18" higher off the floor. Hind site is always 20/20 . DW wanted to replace all 6 in the dinette/recliner slide with top down/bottom up honeycomb shades but when she priced them out she quickly changed her mind.
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Thank you both for the tips and the warnings about the bedroom clips and also closing the day shades first. Better to know ahead of time to avoid problems! We thought the honeycomb shades with top down/bottom up would be better too but won't consider that since you have found out that is too expensive. Looking at the new floor plans it looks like they have shortened those windows. The only advantage I've found is when the grandkids were in sleeping bags on the floor and we were outside I left the blinds up a little and could peek in on them easily to check if they were still laying down and not playing!
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I too loved these Windows at first. There are soo many to open and close. I love the Windows on the new models... then again I also love the midship bunks with the rear entertainment but they didn't come out until just after we bought ours. There will always be something better,as long as you love what you have, don't go to an RV show!!!!!
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We get lots of compliments at campgrounds on those windows but they don't realize what a pain they can be to open and close. Those RV shows are kind of addictive but so far we still like ours just as well as any we've seen. Luckily! A lot have very little kitchen storage. I'm going to have to look at the one you mentioned for curiosity though.
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We get lots of compliments at campgrounds on those windows but they don't realize what a pain they can be to open and close. Those RV shows are kind of addictive but so far we still like ours just as well as any we've seen. Luckily! A lot have very little kitchen storage. I'm going to have to look at the one you mentioned for curiosity though.
If you are curious, this was my favorite of the midship bunk models
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I too loved these Windows at first. There are soo many to open and close. I love the Windows on the new models... then again I also love the midship bunks with the rear entertainment but they didn't come out until just after we bought ours. There will always be something better,as long as you love what you have, don't go to an RV show!!!!!
Even through I like the comment don't go to RV shows. My wife is on me all the time on just buying stuff that I read about on the forum. I tell her just trying to make life easier....You get alot of good advice and ideas here and I learn something everyday...
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Checked out the midship bunks. Pretty nice! I've never liked the bunkhouse in back because of losing you rear entertainment and window. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
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