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Old 09-24-2018, 05:39 AM   #1
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Removing Roller Blinds

My solar roller blind in the window behind the driver's seat lost it's rewinding capability. I guess the spring broke. I see the two L shaped brackets that screw the valance to the wall at the bottom of each side, but what about at the top. I reached inside the valance, which is an extremely tight reach because of the space the blinds take up, and I think I felt a screw in various locations right above the roller blind. Can someone who has removed a valance in my model rig or similar, give me suggestions as to how to remove the valance, including the kind of screwdriver bit that will be needed.
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Assuming you have manual shade similar to my 15.......

There are clips that hold the shade to the top of the valence. No need to remove the valence.

Need someone to hold the shade up, and simply unscrew the clips. Make sure you pay attention to the orientation so you can reinstall the new shade.

Clips pop right off the old shade. Figured out which way to reinsert the shade by playing with the clips on the old shade.

Screwed the clips back into the valence by hand. Make sure they are oriented correctly. I did not use a drill, as I thought it would be too easy to strip the existing holes.

Then, tilted the shade and inserted the inside groove into the clips towards the inside of the coach and then just push the shade up and into the clips on the outside groove.

I think the biggest hassle would have been if I had not gotten the new shade into all the clips (I had to do the one over the couch with 5 clips) in the inside before I pushed up the outside, and would have had to pull it down and start over

I think another / better way to reinstall the new shade would be screwing just one clip into the valence and having the others already on the shade. You only have to get the one clip popped in, then just run the others up/down the shade to where the original holes are. No chance of not getting the entire shade into the clips all at once that way.

The new shade from Tiffin was under $100 but given how they box it to ship, shipping is another $35 if I remember correctly.

Hope this helps.
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I don't think my shades are the same as yours. I have 2 roller shades under the valance. Solar shade and night shade. They are not manual but rather are spring loaded. Having bothe shades inside the valance and one on top of the other, it seems to be a different application than yours. If I am mistaken, please let me know.
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I don't think my shades are the same as yours. I have 2 roller shades under the valance. Solar shade and night shade. They are not manual but rather are spring loaded. Having bothe shades inside the valance and one on top of the other, it seems to be a different application than yours. If I am mistaken, please let me know.
Same ones............by manual, I mean not electric up/down. Kind of hard to see here, but this is the one I removed; the top is next to the wall in the picture, and the 2 blinds are one over the other (ignore the white rod / hook in the picture).
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Yep, same shades. So the "unit" comes with the two shades together? one solar and one night, one on to top of the other?
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Yep, same shades. So the "unit" comes with the two shades together? one solar and one night, one on to top of the other?
That is correct. Good luck!
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