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Old 03-12-2016, 08:03 PM   #11
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I need to restring most of the blinds in my trailer and was wondering if anyone could share how they removed the blinds to be able to do this? Seems very tight and hard to get under the valance to remove them.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

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You first should get the valance out of the way, look up inside there are about 4 Phillips screws you will need to remove, then you will see all the remaining screws to remove the blind.

Now for the blinds if you have the patience anyone can restring their own blinds, BUT if you want look on the bottom of the blind and you will see the company who makes them with a phone # and you can mail back as many as you need redone and the company will do it for a nominal fee, Just saying.

As for WHY you had such a issue with what seems a large number of shades is the fault of FR, they pull the strings WAY to tight in the factory and it wears out the strings VERY FAST. When you reinstall them you only need a small amount of tension under the mounting screw, instead the factory pulls them very tight (thinking them will not fall during transit) I found this out myself after getting a few sets of my own back from the blind company and they sent with them instructions to "reinstall" the tension on the strings and i have not had any problem with the falling or wearing out anymore.

Good luck and i hope this helps and Happy Camping
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:30 AM   #12
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I need to restring most of the blinds in my trailer and was wondering if anyone could share how they removed the blinds to be able to do this? Seems very tight and hard to get under the valance to remove them.

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What YEAR/MAKE/MODEL????
Our 2014 CC----You have to remove valances.J
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:15 AM   #13
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This is how mine are installed...
Just a example of the shortcuts that Cedar Creek takes to save money...
No consideration for the consumer down the road.
What would be wrong with installing clips to mount these blinds for easy removal and repair.
It would probably take them a minute longer to install clips and do it the right way.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:10 AM   #14
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Huh..well on the older Cedar Creeks they used the clips...now I see why you have to pull the valance on newer ones.

And yes they way overtighten the tension on the cords. Not only does it cause early failure but makes it real tough to raise and lower especially on the real wide blinds.

We finally got rid of them all and went with cordless shades. Then again mine were 11 years old.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:34 PM   #15
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Huh..well on the older Cedar Creeks they used the clips...now I see why you have to pull the valance on newer ones.

And yes they way overtighten the tension on the cords. Not only does it cause early failure but makes it real tough to raise and lower especially on the real wide blinds.

We finally got rid of them all and went with cordless shades. Then again mine were 11 years old.

Cordless shades!
Could you advise where you purchased them?


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Old 03-15-2016, 08:40 AM   #16
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What YEAR/MAKE/MODEL????
Our 2014 CC----You have to remove valances.J
Mine is at 2013 Cedar Creek/36CKTS.

I will get up under the valances and see what I need to do to remove them.

Thanks for all of the responses!

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Mine is at 2013 Cedar Creek/36CKTS.

I will get up under the valances and see what I need to do to remove them.

Thanks for all of the responses!

Greg
I just pulled my rear blinds off and restrung them. However, I was able to get mine off without taking off the valance. After redoing the blind I'm thinking I'm going to put new cordless blinds in in the near future instead of restringing all of them.
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