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Old 03-26-2016, 09:36 PM   #1
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Help I can't open my blinds!

I just brought home my new TT -a Wolf Pup BHS. I did the walk through yesterday and asked questions and took copious notes but the one thing I didn't even think of- HOW THE Heck DO I OPEN THOSE BLINDS? The cord is firmly wrapped around the plastic anchor and they won't budge (all of them) someone know how to do it?
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:51 PM   #2
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could you take a picture of exactly what you are talking about that may help get it figured out
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:54 PM   #3
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My blinds slide up and down on those cords. Some are fairly tight.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:29 PM   #4
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Blinds are in 2 parts. There are 2 plastic rails, pull the top one up first, then the bottom rail. They would be incredibly hard to move both rails at once. Good luck.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:06 AM   #5
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Well I came in the camper this morning to take a picture but Mr Dan said his slide up and down on the cords I tried that with a little more oomph (you know it's my first new RV I am probably to gentle with it &#128516 well I hope that if anyone ever finds themselves looking at those blinds and not knowing what to do that at least my silly question may help them thank you everyone! you rock!

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Old 03-27-2016, 10:41 AM   #6
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More than likely the tension on those anchors is to tight. These look to be the day/night shades as I have. Tension should be just enough to prevent them from falling down on their own when the blinds are up.

There is a YouTube video on how to restring the day night shades. Look at it and you will see how they are strung and you will know why you are experiencing this. If they are the day/night shade instead of just the night shade, its only half as bad. The strings and springs in a sense recirculate the cord. What a hell of a contraption! You can by spools of the cord in a couple different sizes when you have to, not if, so the story goes. I haven't had to do this yet, but no doubt will. The video alludes to the correlation between string tension and longevity
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@Jeff64, do you have a link to that video? Thx!


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If you google search: restringing day/night shades in RV, you'll get there. The cord criss- crosses in an X in the upper header and in the separation between day/night again, if my memory is correct. So, in a d/n it does this 2x. There are couple springs in there to take up the slack in the cords when the shade raises,. The tighter the cord the more friction at the X and where the cord goes into the header = cord life. Or that's what I see going on
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Mine have clips at the bottom with plastic pins that stick into the bottom of the blind. That's to keep them secure for travel. It drove me nuts until I figured that out.
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Since the day/night shade anchors at the bottom to hold the strings are very short, the shades are in a 'bind'. There are extensions to go onto those anchors that will make the strings more parallel to the wall and easier to work. They still need to have a little tension to make the stay in place but it is much easier if they are out from the wall about 3/8 to 1/2 inch.
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