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Old 08-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Question New member with a shade question

Hi! I'm new and looking for anyone, whether experience in a trailer or motorhome, who knows about 3-string shades. Our Nu Wa 2006 fifth wheel has a 3-string dining table shade that needs to be restrung. Looking at this how-to online video, http://www.fixmyblinds.com/v/vspfiles/video-rv-restring.html, it refers to "cord retainers" at the bottom of the shade (at about 9 1/2 minutes into the video).

But our shades do not have cord retainers. Instead, they have pull strings on either side for lifting and lowering the shade. So, do we follow a different restringing procedure, or do we still follow this one? Maybe we follow this one but turned upsidedown (180 degrees)?

Any suggestions from those who are experienced with restringing shades would be most welcome

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Old 08-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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welcome to the forum i cant answer your question but i sure some one here can help you i am also new and have received a lot of help from every one here .

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i couldn't tell you how to do it i would just look at some others you have in the 5w and kinda start playing with it untill you get it. sorry i couldn't help .
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

We just restrung our day/night shades this month. It wasn't a big deal but I'm not familiar with the type of shade you describe. We bought a repair kit which included all of the cord and retainers, etc and ours uses the cord retainers mounted to the wall.

You might take a good look at how your shades are currently strung if the cords haven't completely broken... and try to duplicate it.

Good luck.

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I've restrung my Day/Night shades, but they look more like the shades in your videos, rather than the shades you describe, in your post. Your shades sound more like venetian blinds, than Day/Night shades. With the shades in your video and the ones I (and others) have, there are no strings to pull. One must grasp the plastic at the bottom and lift up or pull down. I would recommend that you do a "Search" of previous posts, and see the way others have done their restringing. There are several members on here that have posted about their experiences. Good luck.
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Hi Dee! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the group!

Sorry I can't help with your problem. I need to do the same thing but haven't gotten the courage to tackle it yet!

BTW, you will get much better results if you post questions over in the specific areas of the forum. Not many folks hang out here in the Welcome area so your responses will be limited. Maybe one of the Moderators will move your post over to the "IRV2 General Discussion" area.

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Old 08-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the replies! Good suggestions. I since saw a video that demonstrates how to draw on paper how it is strung as I take it apart. Yes, the strings are all there and none are broke, just need replacing, so drawing it could work. I'll try and repost as suggested in the general section.

Sure appreciated the responses! Blessings to all!

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I always hated that style of shade. They were either too tight and I couldn't move them, or too loose and they wouldn't stay up.

I'd take this opportunity to replace them with the rollup type. MCD is just one of the manufacturers, there are others.

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