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Old 11-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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removing valance to repair day/night shade

I guess I jinxed myself a few weeks ago when I was talking with someone about never having experienced a broken string on the day/night shades.

I should have known better!!!

This is one of the small windows on the end of a slide. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the valance that goes around the top of the window to come off. I assume that the shade is screwed in if I can ever figure out how to get to it. I can't see screws anywhere on the outside of the valance, and if they are somewhere on the inside up top--how do you get in to get at them?

Or-is it some kind of clip that if I manuever just right will come loose? I don't want to force anything until I have some idea of what I should be doing. Thanks for any help.
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I guess I jinxed myself a few weeks ago when I was talking with someone about never having experienced a broken string on the day/night shades.

I should have known better!!!

This is one of the small windows on the end of a slide. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the valance that goes around the top of the window to come off. I assume that the shade is screwed in if I can ever figure out how to get to it. I can't see screws anywhere on the outside of the valance, and if they are somewhere on the inside up top--how do you get in to get at them?

Or-is it some kind of clip that if I manuever just right will come loose? I don't want to force anything until I have some idea of what I should be doing. Thanks for any help.
On mine there are screws through the top rail of the shade into the valance. Look between the top folds of the shade for the screws. You dont have to remove the valance to remove the shade.
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On mine there are screws through the top rail of the shade into the valance. Look between the top folds of the shade for the screws. You dont have to remove the valance to remove the shade.
Not sure mine are done the same way--as I'm not finding a way to get the shade off without getting the valance out of the way. Maybe I'm just missing it but hopefully someone with an Excel in my timeframe that has gone through it can let me know.

Thanks though
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On my 2001 Limited, I have the oak valance. They are fastened to the wall with small "L" brackets near the top of the valance.

Behind the blind, between the bottom of the blind and wall, there appears to be a tab that can be pressed/moved that might release the blind.

So I'm guessing they are snaped in. I haven't had to remove mine for repair....so would guess that replying or at least looking, if your reasoning is correct....mine will need repair soon.

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Here is a photo of my clip.

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I bought a 2 foot Phillips so I could reach up under the valence and loosen the shade screws. I then bought high tension nylon string to re-string the shade. Complete job took about an hour. There is a double X pattern for the string method with string tension springs at the top. You do not need to remove the valence (at least I didn't).

See Attachment: Day/Night Shade Repair

20" Phillips Screwdriver: Home Depot
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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File Type: pdf Day Night Shade.pdf (1.06 MB, 85 views)
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We've removed every valence in our MH and I can report that each one was mounted differently! It was as if the original technicians wanted to make things challenging for subsequent owners!
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Here is a photo of my clip.

that is correct, you push up on that clip and it will come out. It is somewhat of a battle to put back in so if you can remove valance it makes it a lot eaiser.
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I have cloth covered valances which cover the windows. I have looked again--under, over, around and through, up and down, and can't see any clip like the one in the picture. So i assume mine must be different.

I have taken a very nice picture of my valance--which I am able to share and enjoy with my DW as I can't figure out how in the hell one puts a picture on this board.

When I try to upload the picture I am told my "size is too large". My DW saw this and began laughing hysterically as she said "yea right" ! Apparently she has been much better at retaining her sense of humor as I tried to figure out how to get this stupid shade off, than I have.

By the time you read this, I will have pulled the broken string out of the shade, wrapped one end around my neck, the other around the winegard satelite dish on the roof, and put the strength of these damn cords to the utimate test by jumping off the back of the rig.

If the string breaks, I'll still be looking for help. If it doesn't, its the DW's problem.
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I will PM you with my e-mail address...if you want you can send it to me and I will put it on the forum.

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I will PM you with my e-mail address...if you want you can send it to me and I will put it on the forum.

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Thanks-sent the pic. Not sure it will help much unless someone else has the same design and can tell me what simple thing I am probably missing.
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In my experience the window valence can be removed either with the blind or after the blind is removed. The attachment of the blind, if removed without the valence, is either with a clip (pictures above) or two screws thru the blind header into the valence. If tere are screws thru the blind header they can be well hidden.

And the clips are very hard to see but you can usually feel them.
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Thanks-sent the pic. Not sure it will help much unless someone else has the same design and can tell me what simple thing I am probably missing.

Here is the photo. Hopefully someone will have an answer.

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Nice photo of a crooked Valance. The problem however isn't visible. Regardless of Make or model that Shade is mounted somehow to the upper Flat surface inside that Valance.

In Our DSDP they used clips which as another poster has stated are very hard to reach.

I found that using a Long Phillips head screwdriver worked the best and was able to find the two screws that held the Valance to the ceiling of the slide. Once that Valance was out of the way the Clips were easy to unfasten and the Shade dropped down.
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