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Old 04-25-2019, 09:36 PM   #1
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Binds/Shades Up or Down while traveling?

Hey the DW raised a question about whether the blinds should be up or down while traveling in our 2018 36CK2. While we generally always have traveled with them down, we found today that one of the bottom hold-down brackets for the curtain on one of the windows was broken. Thought is that the binds swinging back and forth while traveling over our illustrious roads probably may have broken it. Your thoughts on whether up or down. I tend to lean down but that may not be right. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:46 PM   #2
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We've done both without problems, but I guess if you're on the right road, it could shake it up a bit. I'd say we normally have the shades down when traveling.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:39 PM   #3
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Down helps keep coach cooler.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:35 PM   #4
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On our tt, we put the shades up. It may depend on the type of shades you have. Ours had no way to tie the ends to the trailer when down... so the shades would flap around while traveling. We figured that keeping them up would minimize damage.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:40 AM   #5
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I have done it both ways, now in the down position, when up they swing a lot more.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:06 AM   #6
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Ours are generally down while traveling (keeping the coach cooler) - but we have inadvertently left some of them up a time or two with absolutely no issue. We've been on those terrible roads around Shreveport where it feels like you're on a wash-board. Even that catastrophe section of I-20 didn't damage our shades.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:39 AM   #7
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We keep ours down, helps keep pirates from scoping out what in there when parked along the way.


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Old 04-26-2019, 04:21 PM   #8
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We travel with our shades up in our 33IK. Donít need them swing around as we travel the roads. Windows are tinted so you can t see in.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:17 PM   #9
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x2 - up when traveling.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:39 PM   #10
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In the MH we travel with them up, otherwise they flap around and make a lot of noise.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:45 PM   #11
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Up so they donít swing all over the place.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:20 PM   #12
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I have a 2016 36CKTS Cedar Creek. For the first 2 years of our full time travel I kept the shades up. However, the brackets holding the shades broke on 3 shades during that period. Cedar Creek replaced those brackets, but now I keep them down (the lower curtain clips prevent the shades from flapping around), no broken brackets since keeping them down.
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We travel with our shades up in our 33IK. Donít need them swing around as we travel the roads. Windows are tinted so you can t see in.
Shades up for us.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:31 AM   #14
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We travel with our shades up in our 33IK. Donít need them swing around as we travel the roads. Windows are tinted so you can t see in.
We travel with our blinds up. I feel there is less strain, on the brackets holding them up, having all the weight of the blind bouncing upend down on the tube brackets. Our windows are tinted, no can see in.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:46 AM   #16
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I suppose it depends on the type shade you have. Ours are more secure down than up.

We had a SOB that was opposite and if left down, would break the clips.

There is no "one answer fits all" to this question.
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We keep all shades down while travelling to keep out the sun, keep the trailer cool, and keep out prying eyes when we park. Our Cardinal has ten windows with lots of tempting, expensive hardware inside.
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