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Old 06-13-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Jayco window shades

Bought a '14 Jayco 5er last summer. I've already had 4 window shades to break a string on one side. Dealer has repaired 3 already, but opened up the camper today and the large shade in the living area had broke a string. Just want to see if this is a common problem or am I just the lucky happy camper.

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Old 06-14-2015, 04:52 AM   #2
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The breaking of strings in RV shades is a very common occurrence. Before we replaced the day/night shades in the motorhome we had previously with MCD shades, I used to buy the string in 300' spools.

A big reason for strings breaking is sharp edges on the metal tops and bottoms of the shades. The Dirty Blind Man has repair kits and parts for RV blinds. One of the things contained in the repair kits (and also available separately) are nylon bushings to put into the holes in the metal strips so the string doesn't run over the sharp edges.

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Old 06-14-2015, 08:03 AM   #3
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This is a very common occurrence and you should learn to fix them yourself. It's really easy, there are videos on youtube. I taught myself and have restrung many. You don't need to order special string, I've found that the stuff you buy at JoAnn's Fabrics lasts as long as string you order from the blind places online. The larger 4 string ones take a little more time but with a little help from another person makes it easier. Sometimes the manufacturers install them too tight (the strings) and they break sooner. I've tried 30# fishing line and it didn't last any longer, as the other poster said the little metal grommets may have sharp edges.
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Thanks for your replies. Looks like I'll have to learn how to restring the blinds.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:14 PM   #5
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My problem has always been that the strings broke off the plastic bushing. I would take a small wire terminal, the kind with a hold in the end, and split the part where the wire goes through so that I could get the string into it. I then squeezed it tight and put the screw through the eye and bushing. I think I should have all the shades fixed this way soon.
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