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Old 02-13-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Blind cord repair

For the first time ever I have broken a day/night shade cord. Now I know this really exciting to most of you. I need to know if there are places that will replace these cords. I am in no way patient enough to do it mysef or dexterious enough, besides I'm nursing a broken shoulder right now. I note the shade that is broken only has a single strand--the rest have double cords. Any and all suggestions welcome.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Wow, I feel for you, wish I could help but I don't have any experience in this area. I've always wondered if the cords broke on these are they "junk" or if they could be repaired.
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When ours break,,,,,,they get replaced with dependable blinds. My DW is not a fan of those.

I believe Tiffin will fix them for their customers?,,,,,not sure about Itasca,,,
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #4
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Homer, repairing the day/night shades is not that hard. I have repaired one on my Dutch Star this past month and this past week, helped a "Winter Texan" down here in the valley parked next to me repair his.
Taking down and putting up was my problem. And that really is not a problem, a few screws to deal with, but not a problem. Taking apart the shade is also easy and just as easy to put back together. I used a 3 stran nylon trout-line for my replacement cord. A lot stronger and should last forever. I used a toothpick to poke the new cord thru the holes in the shades.
Took me about 30 mins to do the repair to the shade and about a hour in total. This is true for my coach and for my neighbor's 5th wheel.
My attitude was that it was broke when I started and I could do no more damage, so I just went for it. When I saw the construction of the shades, I remembered the new spool of nylon cord in my fishing box and was surprised as to how easy it was to repair.
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D.Polka; Iam going yo save your post to refer to when I get home. By then the shoulder should be in better shape. I am good at taking things apart, I will go from there. THAN YOU
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I know it looks like an impossible job, but as it turns out they are not that hard to re-string yourself.. I had to do one of mine (partially) the other day.

There are basically 3 places I know of where you may find the diagram to re-string them.

One is the files seciton here

Second, RV.NET (Likewise in the files seciton)

Third is Welcome to The RV Forum

I'm not sure which of those 3 I saw the diagram in.. However in my case I worked it out (Since the "Break" was right at the end of the cord (The bobbin) All I had to do was the bottom most section... When I got to it it was easy.
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One source for supplies and instructions is Fix My Blinds. We used to buy the cord in 300' spools, but we just replaced our shades with MCD American Duo shades so we won't be doing any more restringing.

Dirty Blind Man
is another source for supplies and instructions. I think he also goes to RV shows and does repairs. I've never dealt with him, but I see the name mentioned a lot.
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A little of the subject but can anyone tell me how to find out if I can get the repair kit for my window blinds or if they are not part of the blind recall. I have two young kids and I now tie them to the cabinet handles because after seeing what happens on the news I am paranoid. A web site or phone number would be really helpful.
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Homer,
I had to repair a few on a Winnebago that I had owned. WIT club had a "service tip" that showed how to repair them. Here is the link http://www.winnebagoind.com/resource...t%20Blinds.pdf
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The fix my blinds website has instructions you can download to restring the blinds. I chose not to use their restring kit but go with barided dacron fishing line, much more abrasion resistant. Restring is not that difficult but does take some time.
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For what its worth...I met a lady at the Houston RV show that repairs shades. She recommends waxing the strings that run through the blind material. She claims it will help with the friction and as such, the wear.

I neither recommend nor do I endorse her comments. I'm just repeating them.
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One source for supplies and instructions is Fix My Blinds. We used to buy the cord in 300' spools, but we just replaced our shades with MCD American Duo shades so we won't be doing any more restringing.

Dirty Blind Man
is another source for supplies and instructions. I think he also goes to RV shows and does repairs. I've never dealt with him, but I see the name mentioned a lot.

PAZ: Really interested in your replacement solution. The blind I have broken is the largest one in the coach. I am curious if you had to have your replacement custom made. Did you get it from specialty store or a big box hardware? You may PM me.
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I just had one if my blinds repaired while I was in Quertzsite for a week. As I watched the process, I can tell you the taking down is the hard part, mostly due to the valances. One tip I can pass on is that the repair person wrapped the ends of the string in masking tape for about 1-11/2 inches to enable passing the string easily through the pleats. Be sure to leave yourself plenty of slack and be sure to check the little plastic tie off posts mounted to the wall. These can crack easily and should be replaced to prevent issues.
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We took care of our day night shades-ordered wood miniblinds.
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