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Old 08-05-2016, 09:24 AM   #15
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We have restrung almost every shade in our coach. One or two twice. Getting to be pretty good at it. The ones that had to be redone was due to us using string instead drapery cord. DW found it online and bought a roll of it. If anyone is interested I can dig it out of the MH to get the info on it.

We first started out with a kit and instructional CD from this guy CD Info Winnebagos appear to be strung differently from others so it was helpful.

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Old 08-05-2016, 12:51 PM   #16
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Replace Day Night shades

Not only did we have breaking strings (of course they broke when we had guests riding with us) but we really disliked the valances because they covered a lot of the upper window causing us to have to duck to see straight out when seated; and frankly, to us they looked ridiculous. I mean, would anyone ever have that look in their house?

So I replaced all the shades with the type of light blocking cellular shades that can be both lowered from the top and/or raised from the bottom. And I completely got rid of the valances. I won't say it was easy but it was worth it!

Now, if we want light we pull them down but can still have privacy. And on hot days they provide much better insulation.

They look much cleaner and modern; and no more ducking to look outside.

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Old 08-05-2016, 05:27 PM   #17
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We went for the more cozy look.
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:38 PM   #18
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Our 2005 Monaco Diplomat had the string type day and night shades. I guess we were lucky, we never broke a string in 7 years. I decided I wanted to add an MCD power shade to the windshield and replace all the other shades to modernize the coach. I did the work myself which saved us quite a bi of money. As "Fire Up" stated, the big issue is the size of your valance. If you have large valances, it's pretty easy to swap the shades out. It took me about 15 minutes per shade.

With all that said, if I were to do it again, I would go with Auto Motion. They're cheaper than MCD and are really the same product. After spending $3500.00 with MCD ($2400 for 12 window shades and $1100 for the windshield shade), they had an attitude when two of their shades they sent me had bad rollers. I wasn't impressed and won't do business with them again.
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Here's a picture of the ones I referenced above. Black-out cellular shades.

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