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Old 06-23-2015, 02:20 PM   #11
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I'm looking into the whole Levelor thing! Sounds right to me!
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:38 PM   #12
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Busguy - where did you source the metal bobbins from?

I got them from my wife's sewing machine box.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:47 AM   #13
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I see quite a few rigs with mini blinds. Looks like a good solution. At this year's RV show I saw several units with double pull-down roller shades that looked really nice. One was a heavy mesh (sun shade) and the other a privacy shade. Brand was MCD. I did a little research and replacing all ours would be $$$.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:07 AM   #14
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I love those! Seem so much more practical. Looking into those for sure! Thanks. At this point I am only looking to replace the two small hallway shades that don't work.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:07 AM   #15
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The repairs I have paid for have been to the strings on both and a spring (or at least that's what they said) on another. Both are now just hanging loosely and off center, so I don't know what is broken. We have never removed them, always paid the dealer to fix and each time it has cost between $50 and $100.
I had a shade over the bed break a string, and bought one of those repair kits from CW for 15.00. the directions were OK but not great. Two screws removed the valance and shade together. Two more screws removed the shade from the valance. After taking it apart, I found a grommet on the bottom rail that the string passes through, was installed badly, and frayed the string. Replaced the grommet with a new one from the kit so no more sharp edge. Adjusting the tension on the "bobbins" is a little fussy, between too loose, and too tight. You don't have to move them much. It's not a tough do-it-yourself job. I think it took about 30 minutes.
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I love those! Seem so much more practical. Looking into those for sure! Thanks. At this point I am only looking to replace the two small hallway shades that don't work.
Yeah, I really liked them too. If you go that route be sure to measure the valence carefully before ordering. I seem to recall they say you need 2" of clearance to mount.
I can repair the pleated shades we have now when they fail for lots less $$ (and probably will) but these sure look nice.
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Replaced some of our blinds thru Blinds & Shades, Custom Made | Blindster.com, good service, excellent quality,will send out samples. We have also bought roll up shades for our porch.

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