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Old 02-14-2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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Need To Adjust Mounting Of Entry Door Night Shade

One of the many things about my coach I've procrastinated in resolving is the issue of my entry door night shade (MCD) striking the top of the interior handrail as it descends, requiring me to manually move it about 3/16ths inch for it to continue downward. It appears obvious that the mounting of the shade needs to be raised the necessary bit on the left side (facing) to permit the shade to avoid striking the handrail. Rather than moving the top of the handrail, which would make it obviously "out of straight", but may barely be possible, I'd prefer to attack the mounting of the shade. Anyone had this problem and resolve it by readjusting the shade mounting? Removal of the large valance would appear to be necessary to access the area? And just how much of a headache would that be...more that putting up with the problem as is? Would be grateful for any helpful thoughts. Larry
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One of the many things about my coach I've procrastinated in resolving is the issue of my entry door night shade (MCD) striking the top of the interior handrail as it descends, requiring me to manually move it about 3/16ths inch for it to continue downward. It appears obvious that the mounting of the shade needs to be raised the necessary bit on the left side (facing) to permit the shade to avoid striking the handrail. Rather than moving the top of the handrail, which would make it obviously "out of straight", but may barely be possible, I'd prefer to attack the mounting of the shade. Anyone had this problem and resolve it by readjusting the shade mounting? Removal of the large valance would appear to be necessary to access the area? And just how much of a headache would that be...more that putting up with the problem as is? Would be grateful for any helpful thoughts. Larry


Look closely at the valance. There should be about 5-6 screws holding the piece the shade is mounted to. Look at the front (windshield) side of valance. It there room to move the shade forward without moving the complete valance forward?
I remove my complete valances and recovered them. There is about 1 of space to move my shade forward if needed.
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Hugh.....The shade just snaps into a couple of clips at the top and can slide right to left, left to right. Just push the right side of the shade to the left to get the space you need. No need to move screws.
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Hugh.....The shade just snaps into a couple of clips at the top and can slide right to left, left to right. Just push the right side of the shade to the left to get the space you need. No need to move screws.


Don is correct, no need to reinvent the wheel. I do it by hand all of the time, the use of a flat screwdriver makes it easier in the hands
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Here is a picture of a clip, just push up where I have the screwdriver placed, slide shade and push shade up until it clicks in
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My MCD shade was installed so it hung down 6" too low covering too much of the top of the windshield. My son and I flipped it 90d and rescrewed it back up. But now it slightly interferes with the drivers side shade. So what?
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Thanks, fellows...just scratched that from my list!
I've had my MCDs out of the clips a number of times over the years...it appeared to me the clearance behind the valance was just not enough to work back there. What did it for me was a bit of light tapping forward...certainly didn't want to damage the motor. Again, many thanks...now on to the next "issue" that's been on the "list" for a long time!
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Man, what a problem, having to move the shade almost a half inch to get it to go all the way down. LOL.
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