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Old 02-19-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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Recovering Valences

I am thinking of recovering the valances in the bedroom in our 5th wheel. It looks like getting them off the wall is going to be a first class job. Has any one else done this and how much trouble was it??

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Old 02-19-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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In our 5ers, the valances were mounted with small "L" brackets. The shade is removed first, then the screws attaching the "L" bracket to the valance are removed. Our valances sat on the "L" bracket. A long Phillips screwdriver is all I needed.
Remove your shade to see how your valances are secured to the wall.

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The DW is thinking about recovering ours in the MH and they're mounted the same way. What she's planning on doing it cutting and sewing new ones that will fit over the existing ones and use Velcro to attach them.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:42 AM   #4
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Removing them from the wall will be a piece of cake compared to removing the hundreds of staples used to tack on the fabric. We did this in our previous 5th wheel. The new ones looked nice but what a pain with all those staples.
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not a hard job to do at all IMHO. remove blind. remove screws from "L" brackets. remove old covering (small flat screwdriver and/or needle nose pliers will help to get staples out. On some material it is strong enough to just pull on the material and staples will come out.) Cut material to fit valance, install staples to hold material in place and remount all.
Takes a bit of time but worth it every time you look at finished product.
Other option is to pay someone about $150 to $250 to do each one for u.
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We've recovered the valances in two mh. We did not remove the existing fabric. A power stapler and a razor knife is really allyou need. We had a rug inlaid into the carpet and covered the valances to match. Changed the look of everyrhing!
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Mostly its just hard to find where the screws are that mount the valences. Once you figure that out, it usually isn't too hard. Might take some contortions, and a helper to hold them as you do the unscrewing is a plus.

As JPHarley says, the staples are the real PITA!

Mine were mostly mounted with screws at an angle in the bottom edge plus a couple straight up into the ceiling at the top, but a couple had L-brackets at the edges and some others had screws through the front-top straight into the wall. Those were covered by decorative caps except for two where they were actually under fabric that was stapled over top. Everytime I though I had the procedure down pat, the next window had a different mounting method. RV factories can be very creative!
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Recovering Valences

We have a Class A, but we recovered ours a few years back. Our valences we're screwed on with L brackets on the sides and screws through the top into our cabinets. We did it from scratch, taking off the existing fabric and redoing the entire thing. It cost under $100 for everything. I've got pics of our process here:


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