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Old 03-27-2015, 04:11 PM   #1
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Salem hemisphere 368rlbh window shades

We just picked up our new fw and the windows shades close to where the cords are screwed in which is about 2 inches short of closing to cover the whole window on all the windows. This seems strange to us that closing the shades leaves a 2" gap still open. Is there a reason for this or are we doing something wrong?
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:56 AM   #2
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Ok, so nobody knows what I'm talking about? I guess I'll take it back to my dealer.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:23 AM   #3
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Are they the pleated shades? Are the cord tension keepers just mounted too high? If so, they won't let you pull them down further. A picture would be most helpful to offer some thoughts on addressing the problem.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:35 AM   #4
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I believe that is the problem, the keepers are mounted too high. But every window throughout the unit is the same way. I will get a picture up soon. Thanks
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I believe that is the problem, the keepers are mounted too high. But every window throughout the unit is the same way. I will get a picture up soon. Thanks
Same person on the line installs all of them and maybe a newbie or maybe off day. In ours, and all units with the same kitchen slide, built over a few weeks had the aluminum mini blind wind holds all mounted spaced 2" wider than the blinds! The slide out boxes are pre-assembled with everything beforehand...

Let's see what your picture shows and if we can spare a dealer visit.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:17 PM   #6
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We have a 2015 Coachmen Chaparral 360IBL and one window shade was crooked. It was the top window in the bunkroom. DH worked and worked and worked with it and finally got it as straight as could be after retying the strings on the little wall holder things. Not perfect and still a bit short but it's behind a desk hutch that we added so it's not a big deal. Sure wouldn't like it if more windows had been done like this one. First picture should be the crooked shade, the second picture the straightened shade. Is this the type of problem you had?

EDIT: He did have to redo one side of the top of the shade because it was not level with the other side
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:16 PM   #7
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Here's how every window is done.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:35 PM   #8
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Well, I don't want to be a negative nellie but they don't even cover the window. Can you untie the sides (carefully) and and try to work them longer and then redo where the bottom tie downs (sorry don't know what they're called) are put into the wall? That's going to leave small holes where they were originally installed but those are just way too high. If all your windows are like that, I would definitely talk to the dealer cos your unit has lots of windows!
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:57 PM   #9
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Keepers are no big deal to adjust, but your curtains look like their bottom brackets are too high. Simply remove the keepers from one window on both sides and see if the blind closes properly them. They actually require little effort to adjust once located properly. You just need to understand the cords go through them to clamp. You adjust tension till equal, then tie off.

If the blind hits the curtain bracket, you'll need to rehang them. Frustrating, I know! You'll notice most of the blinds aren't mounted correctly and are just screwed to the wall by running screws through the head... Sole reason why is because the dumb choices by the interior decorator with the curtain hardware and no clue about how a tape measure works...
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:10 PM   #10
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Thank you. I think the curtain brackets will be ok. I guess my real question was if this was for a reason that I wasn't aware of. If not I'm I obviously going to now be upset with the fact that I have to move them all and every window of a brand new unit will have holes in the walls. I hope this camper turns out to be better than it has been so far when I start using it. The purchase and delivery process with the dealership was terrible and now this problem from the factory. Smh
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