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Old 05-11-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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We have the day night pleated shades but your right on ours the valances or screwed toenail fashion into the walls, have to take them down to get our shades out also, that seems harder then restringing the shades.
Any hints on the easiest way to take down the valances?
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:47 PM   #12
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Sounds like the bean counters figured out how to save $.50 a unit by eliminating
brackets.
Then they must have saved at least $5.00 by having a six year old do their web site....no, wait: they paid a six year old 5 bucks to actually do the web site - it's really, really pitiful
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:57 PM   #13
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I recently replaced a pleated shade with one of the Irvine rollup shades. If I recall correctly, the brackets for the shades screw directly into the wall up under the valance, so you do have to remove the valance to remove the brackets. However, if I recall correctly, the brackets had a quick release on them. My only problem was there was not enough room under the valance to use the quick release - you have to tilt the shade assembly to get it in or our using the quick release. The valance on mine was toenailed on the outside corner and screwed into the overhead cabinet at the back corner. There is no way to get to that back screw with the shade in place, so I simply toenailed the back corner also.

I have attached two photos of an extra bracket I have. The first is in the closed position, the second is in the open position. There is a piece at the front that is pushed in to open the bracket to release the shade assembly. My problem was getting my fingers in between the valance and the bracket to push the release.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:53 AM   #14
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We've now had four "daytime" roller shades come off the rollers and fall to the floor - after having three of them replaced by the dealer. Need to figure out how to get the valances down in order to get to the rollers. Anybody done theirs yet??
We've had three shades replaced on our CC....fabric came unglued on two rollers, and the third roller fell off the wall due to poor installation and broken bracket. Dealer installed 3 new units using some "improved design" brackets from Irvine Shade, but the same crappy glue design on the fabric to roller tube interface. I had a window awning installed on the slideout to shade the black window glass in hopes that the heat won't build up on the roller tube again and melt the glue.....we'll see this summer if that helps....got my doubts.

Another thing that may help is to not pull the shades all the way down to the bottom of the windows, leaving several wraps of fabric on the roller to give extra support to the little 1/2" wide glue strip that attaches the fabric to roller tube.

This makes about 4 folks that I know about that have had glue failures on the Irvine shades...statistically, that means that this summer we will see an exceptionally high failure rate on these shades....Don't count on CC acknowledging this and stepping up with a better quality shade....sure miss my pleated fabric shades on last RV....
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We also miss our pleated shades from our last unit..... Last night I sent an email to the Irvine "customer service" rep asking for detailed instructions on how to remove, repair and re-install the day shades - holding my breath til I get a response. I'm guessing I'll look like a Smurf before this is over
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:04 AM   #16
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I recently replaced a pleated shade with one of the Irvine rollup shades. If I recall correctly, the brackets for the shades screw directly into the wall up under the valance, so you do have to remove the valance to remove the brackets. However, if I recall correctly, the brackets had a quick release on them. My only problem was there was not enough room under the valance to use the quick release - you have to tilt the shade assembly to get it in or our using the quick release. The valance on mine was toenailed on the outside corner and screwed into the overhead cabinet at the back corner. There is no way to get to that back screw with the shade in place, so I simply toenailed the back corner also.

I have attached two photos of an extra bracket I have. The first is in the closed position, the second is in the open position. There is a piece at the front that is pushed in to open the bracket to release the shade assembly. My problem was getting my fingers in between the valance and the bracket to push the release.
Thanks so much for your very detailed reply. I'm saving your instructions til we get to our next stop, where we'll be staying about three months. That should give me enough time to do all the shades in the rig with some Gorilla glue....
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:02 PM   #17
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Got a phone response today from my email to Irvine Shades in Elkhart. The production manager indicated that there was a problem with the glue strips that hold the day shade on the roller. He said they will be sending one for one replacement shades as soon as they get the true dimensions from Forest River.....Irvine will pick up all shipping costs to and from.

Can't ask for much more than that.....(well, I guess they could send a tech to install them, but oh, well....)

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Old 05-21-2014, 10:28 PM   #18
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Dan,

Are they replacing all the shades in your RV, or just the ones that have failed so far?.....Because they will all fail sooner or later when the sun gets to that side of the RV...

When you receive your new shades, take a picture of the glue strip and post so we can see if they used a wider double sided tape.

The 3 replacement shades they sent my dealer for my RV were the same as original.......
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