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Old 08-08-2022, 04:13 PM   #1
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Update to fabric on curtain cover

I have a 2001 Dutch Star and want to recover the fabric over the curtain covers but I can not figure how to remove them. It can not be that difficult but I have not found the key to their removal. Donít want to destroy them so I have to rebuild the whole thing. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks
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Someone posted info about those valences , they are pretty much fabricated in place .

The curtain track, and sun shade have to come down , then the panel that the track & shade were attached to has to be pulled out to expose the mounting screws , before the valence comes off the ceiling .

I'll see if I can track down the post , but I do remember the member didn't post pictures just a description of the process.

BTW: If those valences are anything like the ones around the windows or the fabric lined headboard ; I'm sure the assembly line worker was paid by the staple he/she used .

I just finished replacing carpet and laminate in my coach with vinyl plank , removing staples took half the time .
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I went back a full year in the Newmar forums and didn't find the post on removal ; I'll go back through my own posts to see if maybe it was posted elsewhere ; perhaps Class A forums.
I'll re-post if I find anything.
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Old 08-09-2022, 04:34 AM   #4
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On my 2003 DS this past spring I recovered my cornice boards and had MCD shades installed.

The cornice boards above the passenger and drivers seat removal. Remove the curtains and the track. Use a wonder bar, pry bar or screw driver and pry down the board the track for the curtains was attached to. Their was a cleat attached to the wall and a cleat attached to the cornice board that Newmar used brad nails through the fabric to hold the bottom piece in place. Once You pry that down and remove you can access the screws that hold the rest of the cornice board.

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Thanks for the information DJJ. I will give it a try when I have time and the wife is out shopping. LOL. If you know what I mean. Appreciate the information and will get back to let you know how I make out
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Skip426. Thanks for your time but I think that DJJ has figured out the secret of the removal. I am going to give it a try as soon as I have the chance. Thanks for the replies and I will update my results

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Dick ; I totally understand , this is a " no DW supervision " situation .

If DJJ , had posted about the removal before , it may have been his post where I read about the removal .
Please post pictures as you progress through the removal , that will help me as my DW is after me to recover all valences and the covers you're doing as the fabric never bounced back when I replaced the OEM light fixtures ( square base ) with LED ( round base ).
That will be next summer's project as vinyl plank flooring has taken up majority of this summer .
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Why are you keeping the valances? Install the newer type of roller shades, pleated shades, woven shades, etc. & they usually have an attached small valance to cover the mechanisms. Forget about curtains. Or... if you're handy or know someone... a simple wood valance stained is very neat and attractive and more up-to-date.
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Only picture I have showing the cleat attached to the wall that half the bottom piece was attached to.

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DJJ; a question , on the passenger side with the valence removed , was there access to the right side speaker or was the end of the overhead cabinet closed off .

Another member ( with 2000 DS ) is trying to change right side speaker and can't access it .
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Skip426, the cabinet is closed off at the ends and thus gives no access to the speakers.

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I gained access to my speaker by loosing up the power panel and moving it to the side. Take care and be careful not to be to aggressive. Only way I could get to it. Good luck
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I gained access to my speaker by loosing up the power panel and moving it to the side. Take care and be careful not to be to aggressive. Only way I could get to it. Good luck
Thanks Dick ; for posting that method ; I'll track down the member and pass the info on .
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Happy day. I had some time and attacked the passenger side valance. Took down the roller day shade and the track for the curtain. Took a bent wire up under the bottom board and pulled it down which exposed the screws for the rest of it. Really easy if you know how itís put together. Many thanks to DJJ for the information. All is good. Great form with great information

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