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Old 03-14-2006, 08:20 AM   #15
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I agree with Beabop. Even when they work, they are a lot of work to raise and lower. I have enough things that make my neck and back hurt, raising the blinds shouldn't be one of them.

We had to adjust the knobs all the time, only to have them fall down again the next day. And when you finally get the knobs tight enough to hold the blinds up, the string breaks, and, I don't think sitting and rethreading them with fishing line is something I want to "tackle" ... even with the excellent instructions found on this forum. That might keep the strings from breaking, but I would still have to climb over the sofa or dinette to adjust them.

Those blinds irritated me for almost 3 years. Now, I just LOVE my new mini-blinds. They were easy to install and are super easy to use. Keeps me happy....
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We have those "accordian" type day/night shades and we have had four break already (our 5er is a 2005 model). I re-strung one myself. It's quite a pain in the neck, and I wouldn't recommend starting the job without a nice glass of wine (or even a bottle) by your side. However, it can be done.

The one thing that I didn't like was that the long, bottom metal part (the handle I guess) would rattle against the window frames. I took those little, round, self-adhesive things that you can put under a chair leg to stop scratching, put them on the back corners or the blinds, and this stopped the rattling. It's a quick, cheap fix for someone with the same problem.
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:13 PM   #17
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Wow, our trialer is now 11 years old and has been used often. We have both miniblinds and day night shades...none have broken to date.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">we have had four break already (our 5er is a 2005 model). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Several owners who have re-strung their own have found sharp edges where the strings pass through the metal pieces. Filing those off when re-stringing ended their breaking string problems.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The one thing that I didn't like was that the long, bottom metal part (the handle I guess) would rattle against the window frames. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Our's came with small felt bumpers on the metal pieces where they contact the window frames.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Our's came with small felt bumpers on the metal pieces where they contact the window frames. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All Winnebago's come with these felt pads. Even had them on my 94 Vectra.
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