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Old 11-12-2019, 07:51 PM   #1
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Restringing RV shades

Need some help here for restringing my shades.....

1. Is there a particular string to use, and where to source it?

2. How do you determine what length is needed?

3. Can someone link me to the best youtube demonstration for this job?

4. Anyone with experience got a trick to share?

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Old 11-12-2019, 09:15 PM   #2
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Real simple! Check these Youtube videos for an idea how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...2Fnight+blinds
I use nylon string. Also, check to see where the strings are fraying. There are brass looking guides that the string goes through. There is probably a sharp edge that wears the string that you need to eliminate or you will be changing the string again and again.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:15 AM   #3
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Upgrade them to the newer roller shades. The 2 strings to restring are not bad but the 4 string ones were a bit harder, kept screwing up on the crossovers. Good luck and don't let Duke help you
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:07 AM   #4
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We upgraded to roller in the coach.

That said we did have a couple that needed restrung in the sticks and bricks. Took them to a local blind dealer and had them do it. Donít remember exactly but I think it was like $10 or $15 to do each.

No aggravation of trying to do it myself either. I looked and seemed like it would be a hassle.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:15 AM   #5
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Upgrade them to the newer roller shades. The 2 strings to restring are not bad but the 4 string ones were a bit harder, kept screwing up on the crossovers. Good luck and don't let Duke help you
Ironically it IS Dukeís day/night shade that needs restringing.....but he insists heís innocent as to it malfunctioning, although he does enjoy fresh air at his window. (see below)
We need to restring this one to match all the shades throughout the rig. It might be a good winter project. But not today....itís only 8F outside.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:16 AM   #6
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:00 AM   #7
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Hi

I had my wife use 80 pound dacron musky line so no more breaking.

The downside is that it took her 4 hours to do one medium size day night shade. It turned into a grudge match between her and the shade.

I went to help but got the look. I will buy new next time.

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Old 11-13-2019, 08:09 PM   #8
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WOW!! Four hours? What I do is pull it apart (like I said above), fold the shade to make it as short as possible. That makes all the holes line up so you can shove the string in easier. Just remember, the string that goes up the left side exits the bottom on the right side and the right side string exits on the left side. When you reinstall it the tighter the strings are the more force it will take to open or close the blind.
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If you google either the strings or restringing rv day/night shades you'll get where you want. Not real fun but doable. On mine there were a couple of the end plugs that seemed like they were super glued in. That was a challenge. Look seriously into a replacement. Finding any of those endplugs... good luck
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