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Old 08-26-2008, 01:31 PM   #29
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How you doing? Fine and you....just needed to make another post!!

I will do something on the re stringing deal....give me a day or two...as I'm very busy posting right now!!! Oh boy - Oh boy
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:55 PM   #30
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Tom,

Let me send you the info you sent me and you can post it how you want to. Another advantage of gmail, I never get rid of emails.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:32 PM   #31
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On my last repair I used 40lb.line. It was the only clear line I could fine at the time. It is thinner than the string. The blind works smooth and quiet. It hasn't been in long so I can't tell you how long it will last.

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Old 08-26-2008, 03:23 PM   #32
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is that fishing line you used?? never thought of that but sounds like a good idea..
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From the Winnebago Industries website: restringing day/night shades. There is another restringing website that has a string size comparison chart so you buy the same size string, but I lost the address. An internet search for this topic will obtain several results.
I bought my replacement string locally. I phoned a few listings in the yellow pages, only one had string in stock. She sold me enough to restring two blinds for $3.
Using smaller replacement string will cause rapid wear of the plastic string guides in the rails, as will over-tensioning the string, requiring replacing those in the future.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:29 PM   #34
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rockintom:
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I have checked with several (more than 5) Walmarts and have only found the biggest braided fishing line is 80 lbs. test and I'm told that it is too small diameter. Need too much tension to hold the shade up. ol' rocky </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

80 lb or even 50lb should work. You are not going to break either one. Just put an end in each hand and try to break it. You will cut your hand first, unless you have gloves on.

I don't think the diameter shold make that much difference since there is not much tension on the blind.
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LoL...this has been one of the funniest threads I have read ...and I even learnt something more to think about ...do I put the blinds up or down when traveling, and now darn strings...

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Welcome Sharon -- amazing what we can find to discuss isn't it! Enjoyed your web site and art!
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Thanks Chief John...us Artists like as much encouragement as we can get..lol

By the way was there a winner with the up or down, the too thin cord or to tight cord ?? I am almost afraid to touch the darn things.lol..

What am I talking about? I don't even know what I have got...and I bet the present owner has done it all wrong any way.....he has put them down when they should be up, and has replaced some cords with that skinny cord that is going to cut the plastic! My Blinds are going to be wrecked!

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Sharon,
Please tell us that you have an "Excel" down there in 'Aussie Land'! Bryan would probably send Jack (Excel Service Center Manager) down to Australia to repair your blinds!
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lol...Well that sounds like service ...but, no do not have an excel...Just sold our cruising boat here.

We have just purchased a 2000 airstream MH Flying in to LA September the 10th...doing 12 mths travel and painting lots for my next exhibition, and just enjoy your part of the world for awhile..
I am very anxious to see these my blinds!
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Sharon,
Thanks for mentioning "blinds" as that keeps us 'On Topic'! Seriously, we wish you the best on your forthcoming trip to the US and, if you're ever near Smith Center, KS, stop by the Excel factory -- if nothing else, you'll be able to say that you were in the geographical center of the Continental US--home of America's Number 1 Fifth-Wheel (not that we are biased)!
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Thanks John,
I will be watching for more solutions on those blinds.And will look out for the Excel Factory on our Travels, I had a look at the site..they look like a great machine!
I wandered on by accident and did not realize it was the Excel owners forum..Thanks for having me over...
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Daryl,
Yes, we used 40lb. fishing line. After reading the post from Ray,IN it may not be the best idea. Only time will tell.

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