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    Day Night Shades..

    Well our second Day Night Shade broke on me the other day. It seems the strings in the shades do not hold up very well. Went to Camping World in Albuqurque NM to see if they had any available. Nope.. said they are custom and have to be ordered.. I though most windows in RV's were pretty standard.

    I went to WalMart today and bought some cord to repair the shade. Is anyone else having them break on them?

    If you have a blind that has failed and no longer need it and are going to the Rayford Crossing Rally, I will take it off your hands so I can have something to practice on.

    I will let you know how I do. Has anyone repaired one?

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    We are having problems with our shades also. I hope to ask the Heartland rep about this at the fall rally next week.

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    I've repaired several Bob. Yes they are a bit of a PITA but since I've found the "just right" tension on the cords, we have had no more issues. Adjust your cords so that they just hold the shade in position. If they are too tight, they will wear and break. There is a guide herer on the forum but I'll have to do a search. I thought I had it but ??
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    When the cord in one of ours broke, we took it to a repair place that charged us C$20 (C$10 per string) to repair it... well worth the expense as others have stated how difficult it was to self fix them.

    We got the name of the repair shop from the parts department from one of the local Heartland dealers... maybe if you ask the dealer in your area they might have a contact.

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    Bob, Do a temporary fix on the blind and when you get down to the "Valley" I will take you and Pat to look at some real wood blinds. BTW Ray did a fix on his blinds and it is posted on the forum somewhere just do a search. He also has changed out some of his blinds to the venetian type blinds.
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    I posted this some time ago but here it is again. I hope it doesn't put the jinks on me, cause I never had to do it.

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    I followed retired4fun instructions in his previous post and managed to get 1 of my blinds fixed and 2 of my brothers in his Motorhome. Found the diagram wasn't exact for mine but maybe a different company strings theirs differently. At any rate the instructions worked. I had a problem getting the top of the blind to slide as when they were installed at teh factory they ran screws through the blind and you can slide because of the screw damage.
    Here is a site I just read in our last Goodsam magazine that may also help.
    www.dirtyblindman.com

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    Looks like a mind-puzzle. I am sure I am not smart enough to do this

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    Thanks to all those that responded.. I haven't got to fixing it yet but will shortly..

    Attached is what I found about how to restring the binds..

    Ray:
    I went to WalMart to get the 1.2mm cord. Couldn't find any but I did find a nylon cord that looked durable and large enough in diameter to do the job. It is white but it will serve good enough until we get to the RGV. Where did you get your cord?

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    when you get down to the "Valley" I will take you and Pat to look at some real wood blinds.
    Thanks Tom.. I was going to ask you to show us where you got your blinds made.. We plan to do that when we get to Mission... I will hold you to your offer..

    Maybe Ray can hold a repair class at the rally in Oct.. Hint Hint...

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    P.S. that would be great when we get to the rally... Someone that has a talent that would like to teach some of us how to do something like this to help keep us busy and save some bucks..
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