Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Pleasted shade string repair question

I have two pleated shades with broken strings and they are just hanging. I see a repair kit on Amazon but they want like 26 bucks for it. Is this what other members have used to repair these or did you just buy the strings? I have never attempted to repair one of these yet and it looks like it could be a patience or frustration test for Crabman. Any tips appreciated.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...20repair%20kit
__________________

__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1,354
I have one with a broken string. I have 2 that the clear plastic hold down piece broke. Those 2 were an easy fix as I was able to stretch the string, separate it, and pull the loop over the remainder of the plastic piece. To restring one looks like a royal PITA. Hopefully someone will chime in on an easy way to do it.
__________________

__________________
2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2017 Ford F-250 6.2l
3.73 E-locker
TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RVhiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,253
Crabman, check out this site. I bought string from them twice without any problems. My shades are all the same - not day and night - but they were not hard to re-string. There is lots of information on the site.
__________________
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.

2011 Jayco 28.5RLS; 2008 Chevy Duramax; Pullrite Superglide Hitch

RVhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 07:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
3'senough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,072
Crabman. Here is one on ebay that comes with an instructional PC disk. You can choose other colors in their store should you need them. The ones I have had go were the cheap clear plastic knobs on the bottom that needed a minor rethread from mid way on the shade then I retied to the knob.

Having to rethread one all over seems like it would be a task, but maybe there is a you tube video on it to get you started.

Good luck.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/161300774787?lpid=82
__________________

2014 375 BHFS Eagle Premier
2014 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW CC
6.7 CTD, Aisin, 4.10's
Yamaha EF3000iSEB
3'senough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
maromeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 792
I used this one on our Jay Flight. Hope it helps.

http://www.rvblindrepair.com
__________________
Joe and Mary Anne
1 18 yr old DD
2014 Ram 2500 Diesel Laramie Mega Cab 4 X 4
2011 Jayco Jay Flight 26RLS-Sold
2014 Jayco Eagle 298 RLDS
maromeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
LI-Camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 237
I had some broken clear plastic knobs on my shades. I replaced them with metal bobbins that hold thread on a sewing machine. I think the bobbins are more or less standard on most sewing machines. I attached the strings to the metal bobbins and they have held so far.
LI-Camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 10:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 428
I bought a roll of cord that is used by concrete workers to mark their work- There are several "how to" programs out there that are easy to follow- We have done our own repairs for several years- It's not rocket science but patience is required to restring a shade- JMHO- DD
__________________
Fulltiming since July 1, 1999 currently with a 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 cc drw towing a 2007 Jayco Eagle 341RLQS
Diesel Donnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #8
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I have ordered a repair kit and will tackle this when it comes in.
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 12:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Seann45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 9,701
Hey Crabman why not get Nambarc to help..

OK OK here is a few links from you tube and the RVBook store



__________________
Seann
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
175 days boondocking in 2017
215/2016, 211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 2,699
I've replaced the cord on several of my blinds, many times. One hint for you, Crabman, after you have the new cord installed and everything back in place, adjust the tension so it's just tight enough to hold the shade up. I've found that the tighter the tension, the shorter the life of the cords. Too much tension creates more friction, wearing the cord out quicker.

Good luck with the repair. The hardest part is removing and re-installing the shade from the TT wall. The actual repair part is easy.
__________________

__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.