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Old 08-14-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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Replacing day/ night shades

After 4 years of heavy use, I am finding that at least one breaks on every trip. Mainly, it is the spindle on the side that cracks. I have replaced many of them and it has become a pain to continue.

I am going to start replacing them as they break with something else. I don't know what yet but am looking for something that is not a labor intensive as the day/night shades. It requires bending at bad angles for my back these days.

I replaced all of them in another rig with 1 inch vinyl blinds and they served us well. I'm wondering if any new products have come along that won't break the bank?

Has anyone replaced any of these yet and what did you use?
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I don't know what the proper name is but we got some the have 2 rollers, one roller is a solar shade and the other roller is the nite shade. When you pull either shade down, to retract it all you do is pull it down a little more and let go and it retracts itself. We got most of our Bungalow done and it does make a difference on the inside. Sorry can't remember the name of them.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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I never liked shades. We replaced our shades with vinyl mini-blinds because we like to leave windows open and have the breeze still blow through.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:47 AM   #4
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I don't know what the proper name is but we got some the have 2 rollers, one roller is a solar shade and the other roller is the nite shade. When you pull either shade down, to retract it all you do is pull it down a little more and let go and it retracts itself. We got most of our Bungalow done and it does make a difference on the inside. Sorry can't remember the name of them.

Do you remember where you got them? Sounds interesting.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:10 AM   #5
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We replaced the 2 slide side windows and our large rear window with 2'' faux wood blinds from Steve's Blinds online. The cost for all 3 blinds custom made was around $130. They have blinds on sale all the time. Big window was 72x46, slide side windows were 56x24 and 47x36. They come in different colors and I received mine in about 7 days from ordering. I ordered mine in Cherry because that was the closest match to my cabinets/table.Click image for larger version

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ID:	19693 They come with all mounting hardware including spacer blocks. You must specify though that you want hold down brackets. They even come with their own valances but I chose to use the lambrequins that came with the camper. It's really nice now to just pull a string to open a blind rather than reaching down behind stuff to raise a day/night shade. You can also raise the entire blind by pulling the string on the other side after releasing them from the hold down brackets. I'm like you in the fact I was sick of restringing/fighting them. The light in the pics is kinda weird because the trailer was still covered at the time of installation.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:57 PM   #6
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call 480-982-1415 ask for JR and tell him Ernie sent you.
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Has anyone ever installed the cordless top down bottom up cellular shades? I like the functionality and added insulating properties. I just wonder if they will operate ok in an rv.
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I don't know what the proper name is but we got some the have 2 rollers, one roller is a solar shade and the other roller is the nite shade. When you pull either shade down, to retract it all you do is pull it down a little more and let go and it retracts itself. We got most of our Bungalow done and it does make a difference on the inside. Sorry can't remember the name of them.
It may be these guys, MCD Shades. I think they're located in the Dallas Area. I saw them in a unit over the last 2 years and would like to replace our current shades with these. They are a bit $$ and it adds up when there's many windows.
I played with them when I saw them and really like them. MCD Innovations
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When I posted my first comment I couldn't find the pic of 'em. Searched again and found it. These are the MDC shades.
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