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Old 02-07-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Am looking for the thread of a member who purchased replacement blinds at Lowe's; really not looking forward to rethreading a 10 year old blind in our Journey. Ideal replacement would be a blind that can be cut in the store. Challenge is our first blind fits a window 59" long blind and 24" wide window; don't see too many windows like that in homes.

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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We purchased all new window blinds at Home Depot last year. Took photos and measurements of all of the windows and had new ones cut to fit width size, we cut the length after we had them in place. Took about 3 hours to do all 6 of the windows.

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Old 02-07-2014, 05:34 PM   #3
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We just purchased and installed new cockpit blinds from Lowes. We bought Levlor internal string blinds. We had elec blinds and everytime we turned around they were quitting. I just got tired of messing with them and went with the pull down blinds. We ordered the levlor celular internal string. We measured our windows and then ordered through Lowes. Took about 6 days tp get them in and they were delivered to the house. Got them installed today and they work great. We ordered four blinds, one is about 24" wide, one about 30", one 55" and the front one was 96". I think total cost was 700.00. Kinda steep, but way cheaper than doing it the MCD way. Obviouly they are not day/night and we didn't care as we keep them closed most of the time to keep the dogs from seeing out and barking. I think we will start changing out the rest of them a few at a time and I see no reason to get anything different.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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A few years ago we replaced our bedroom blinds with cellular black out shades we got at Lowes. The ones we got weren't too expensive and easy to install. They cut them to fit at the store. Many times we have been very glad that we got the black out shades, especially when we were in Alaska because it almost never got dark. Next we want to replace the curtains around the windshield, just haven't had the nerve to tackle that job yet.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:27 AM   #5
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Just saw this thread. Honeycomb blinds in the rv I like the idea of blinds you can lower from the top. We may look into these!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #6
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In case you have never done it before restringing blinds is very easy. I had a string break and I replaced it. If I can do it anyone can.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:46 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by ArmyGuy51 View Post
All, Am looking for the thread of a member who purchased replacement blinds at Lowe's; really not looking forward to rethreading a 10 year old blind in our Journey. Ideal replacement would be a blind that can be cut in the store. Challenge is our first blind fits a window 59" long blind and 24" wide window; don't see too many windows like that in homes. Thanks for any help!
if the only thing wrong is a broken string, it's not a big deal at all. You can buy all the pieces you need from fixmyblinds.com. Whoever made these for Winnebago installed the grommets upside down, and that is likely why it failed. I have restrung all of mine anywhere from the dinette table, to the driveway, to a table in the middle of Quartzsite. It's actually harder to snap them into their mount in the frame.

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Just FYI, Lowes is running all Levolor special order blinds on sale from Black Friday 2014 through the following Wednesday for a 50% discount. Use your Lowes card for an additional 5% off that. Five replacements for my Dynasty using the Classic Cellular with room darkening internal string blinds will run me about $550.

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