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Old 08-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #15
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I fixed mine for the last time with a pair of scissors!
I got so frustrated with the broken string that I cut
them down! We now have MCD shades and love them!
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:01 PM   #16
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And for about three dollars you can get enough string at any fabric store to restring every blind in your RV twice over. Why pay someone 20 dollars for one kit? Makes no sense to me.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:08 PM   #17
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I fixed mine for the last time with a pair of scissors!
I got so frustrated with the broken string that I cut
them down! We now have MCD shades and love them!
Same here. Wish we had gotten the MCD shades sooner!
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You guys make me feel bad. I spent about four hours repairing one blind. I guess I am not that talented at fixing them. But goter done.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:07 PM   #19
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You guys make me feel bad. I spent about four hours repairing one blind. I guess I am not that talented at fixing them. But goter done.
The point is ya goter done. Next time it will be a timed event What else were you going to do today ? and you saved a bunch of money. Congrats
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:34 PM   #20
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And for about three dollars you can get enough string at any fabric store to restring every blind in your RV twice over. Why pay someone 20 dollars for one kit? Makes no sense to me.
I looked at it from the perspective of not having to fix that particular blind again. I saw string in the store and almost did it on the cheap. But if the string the DTB provides is truly superior to what you can get for 3 bucks in a store, and he provides all of the bits and pieces that might be broken and he has included enough materials in the package to do more than one shade and reasonable instructions to do it, he's saving me time and money.

If you're OK with 3 dollar string and if you don't have to make umpteen trips to the hardware store to find the bits and pieces that your shade is lacking, go for it.

Just saying it worked out VERY well for me.

BTW, the complete fix took about an hour. As unmanly as it sounds, I spent an hour or so reading the instructions on the CD (and to be fair, they were somewhat confusing, but I understood them in the end).

It makes complete sense to me.

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We also bought a kit from DBM. The instructional CD was helpful. All the little grommets handy to. There was enough stuff left over to fix a second broken one.

While they are out, check the underside where each grommet goes through. We found a few spots that felt like the metal was rough from boring or punching the hole. May have been one of the causes for the cord breaking. A little emery cloth smoothed them out.
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if you can put the string guides from the bottom up in the middle section, that way the string has more to guide on. I repair these all the time. Have a small business in the central coast, CA.
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Hey guys!

The Mrs. and I finally figured it out! Please check out the latest story I posted to "My Blog."

MCD DUO Day/Night Shade Installation
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