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Old 03-26-2023, 01:28 PM   #1
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Repairing frameless crankout mechanism + shades

Greetings ORV community:
RE: my 2019 280RKS Titanium, on two windows the mechanism that attaches to the window and slides in the track attached to the window has come out of the track. I have yet to figure out how to get the little "washer" at the end of the extension arm back into the track. The tracks appear to be glued to the window and the arms are riveted together. Has anyone figured out a work-around on this? I also have a note out to Todd @ ORV.
My bonus :-) question/issue/beef is in regard to the slow-rise roller shades. On our trailer we have ten windows, each fitted with a roller shade. As of this writing, only two of the shades still have the bar at the bottom of the shade and only two of the shades have the slow rise mechanism working correctly. I've reached out to the shade manufacturer (Irvine Shade and Door) and had no response. From Todd @ ORV I received two PDF's on how to adjust the shade mechanism--neither of which pertained to my situation. Aaargh.
Anywho, if anyone has any helpful suggestions on either of these issues, I'm all ears.
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:11 PM   #2
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I can't help with your first problem but I have had to put the bottom rail back in one if my blinds. I first tried putting some gorilla tape on it, but it didn't stay so what I did was to pull off one end cap and slid the rail off. Then I folded over about a 3/8 edge and slide that back on. Its rigid enough material that it hasn't come out of the narrow slot.
I also have a couple of the slow rise blinds that zip to the top and no amount of adjusting has ever helped.
Goid luck.
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Old 03-28-2023, 02:04 PM   #3
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A follow-up to my question which I'll try to answer myself. Todd @ ORV sent the link below that addressed my need to repair the crankout mechanism on my frameless windows. The gist of it is that you drill out the rivets on either side of the crank and, with the crank mechanism now free, you can slide the ends back into the track where they belong. Pop the rivets back in place (don't know yet which diameter) and all is right with the world. Or mostly. :-)
Meanwhile, thanks CosmikDebris for the note about the shades. I'll give your suggestion a try.
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These guys sell the new window hardware for all size windows, Pelland Enterprises,,

I have replaced the hardware on 3 different size windows
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Greg: Thanks for posting that video on fixing the window regulators. I have one that needs repair and this is just the info I need!
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