Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
Member
 
KS56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 30
Day and night shades

Forgot to ask my RV dealer how to operate the day and night shades on my Apex 215RBK. I am actually embarrassed to ask this question, but how do these shades actually work?
Thanks in advance for any help.
__________________

__________________
KS56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 09:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,236
Lift the night shades first, then the day shades after. Reverse process to close. Don't lift both shades at same time as it put undo stress on the string system. Anyways that's how I do it and have had no issues in three years.
__________________

__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
Member
 
KS56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by fonzie View Post
Lift the night shades first, then the day shades after. Reverse process to close. Don't lift both shades at same time as it put undo stress on the string system. Anyways that's how I do it and have had no issues in three years.
My shades are single accordion style, when I slide them up, they will not stay in place. Frustrated.
__________________
KS56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
Retired Trucker/43 years
 
Noneyerbusiness's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Near Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 56
All those day/night shades are, (to me), cheap. We have changed most of them to venetian blinds. If yours will not stay up, the tension must be wrong .... sounds like a dealer repair to me.
__________________
Noneyerbusiness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by KS56 View Post
My shades are single accordion style, when I slide them up, they will not stay in place. Frustrated.
The tension is adjusted via the two strings (one on each end) by winding those strings around the bobbins they are attached to. Wind till you get the tension you want for each end.
__________________
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2014, 11:46 AM   #6
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,214
Quote:
Originally Posted by KS56 View Post
My shades are single accordion style, when I slide them up, they will not stay in place. Frustrated.
Loosen the screw holding the strings to the wall, pull down on the strings and re-tighten the screw.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.