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Old 11-06-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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I was wondering it anyone replaced their day/night shades with home type cordless shades from Home Depot or Lowes?
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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I was wondering it anyone replaced their day/night shades with home type cordless shades from Home Depot or Lowes?
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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As soon as mine break, I replace them with the premium roller shades.

We have never used the 'day' part of the shades in 10 years of Rving. They are either up during the day or down completely at night.

I just don't like the issues with the day/night shades and their strings.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for bringing up this subject. I hate the day night shades. I don't know why anyone would think they are an upgrade. I took them out of the bedroom right away because I wanted room darkening shades. Now I have two broken ones and I decided this summer to take them out and put in roller shades. Haven't done it yet but will do it before next season. We have never used the day part of the shades either.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #5
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We have retied and replaced many a strings..no more, went with the roller shade and hung a set of curtains . look a lot better
and keeps the cold out at night.
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:23 AM   #6
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My wife and I love the day night shades and in 8+ years of fulltiming we have never had any problems with them. When we ordered our last motorhome we had the choice of color for the shades and we could chose between standard fabric or room darkening fabric.
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Funny, I love the day/night shades as well...I think a lot of problems come from trying to raise and lower the shades as one, instead of raising the day part, then the night part, lowering the day part, then the night part.

If you don't do them separately, it feels like the strings are being stressed to much, and I'm guessing more prone to breakage.

Also, you need to use two hands equally distributed on the shade, especially on the longer ones...JMHO on the shades and how to use them.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:21 AM   #8
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We have had the day-night shades on several RVs and never a problem. They will not take well to rough abuse, so the kids should not be alloed to work the shades. Also, you need to learn how to keep the strings adjusted.

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We changed out our day/night shades with Hunter Douglas Duette's. We bought the electric ones (actually 12volt) with remote. They operated with 6 AA batteries. They really work well and look nice.
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Hi Joe,

We're still talking about the balloon fiesta and showing our pics to many folks.

I'm going to Google the power shades you mention as they sound like a good way to go.
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I have restrung quite a few day/night shades for different people as well as my own. Each time the failure has been found caused by shoddy workmanship during the factory assembly of the shade. The errors I find is that either the string eyelets are installed wrong or the small holes are not deburred.

Replacement roller shades and curtains sound like a great change. I just might consider it.

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Hi John,

Yes the Balloon Festival was great fun. The pictures just can't show the real experience. Had to be there.

If you want specific info on the shades, let me know and I will get it to you. We used a removet battery pack and a remote sensor for the remote operaton of the shades. This adds some to the cost, but the best way to go.

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Old 11-11-2007, 07:26 AM   #13
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I love my shades as well. work great for keeping out the direct sunlight but still have enough light to get dressed withought neighbors seeing you.

The problem I have is that some of my shades don't stay folded. And when pushed back up they just don't fold up correctly. Any ideas on what to do to get the pleats to stay folded better.

The other question is what are roller shades?

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You may need to put your shades up for a day or two for the pleats to fold and take the original look. After a while when the shades are down for an extended time, the pleats get stretch and don't fold up well. I left mine up for a few days when I had it stored and it is all and well......
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