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Old 08-23-2017, 04:23 PM   #41
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You were trying to use the link to PicassaWeb from 2010. Picassa is no longer supported. In May, John moved the photos to a new location. Try using this link Day Night Shade Restringing
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:42 PM   #42
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I have done several of these repairs. We lived in a 24' travel trailer for the past year before buying the Montana 5er, and I had to replace almost every string in that one. Sadly, the end caps on all of mine were glued on, so I had to use a thin hacksaw blade to cut through the glue to get the caps off.

Then I realized if I catch the frayed string early enough (before it is just the thin strands in the middle with the outer sheath peeled back), I can melt the new string onto the end of the old one, and pull it from the bottom all the way up through the top and not have to take the end caps off at all. Works about 90% of the time. The rest of the time, it may break halfway through feeding it in, then I have to take off only one or two caps.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:03 PM   #43
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:11 PM   #44
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WinAnne, click on the link
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:18 PM   #45
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Once done you won't need any directions the second time. Or the third, fourth, etc.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:32 AM   #46
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Just broke my first Shade String today, on our 2013 3750FL. I cannot figure out how to get the Valance off, where are the screws/brackets? Will Camping World carry the right shade cord? The pictures are great but a video would be even greater. Are there any good video's out there on how to do it? Any helps or hints would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:33 PM   #47
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Just broke my first Shade String today, on our 2013 3750FL. I cannot figure out how to get the Valance off, where are the screws/brackets? Will Camping World carry the right shade cord? The pictures are great but a video would be even greater. Are there any good video's out there on how to do it? Any helps or hints would be greatly appreciated!!
Go to loveyourrv and watch Ray do one he has a video he did just last week.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:57 PM   #48
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Thanks for sharing this! Great timing - during our last trip of 2018 that one of the shades had come loose from the "capstan" and that a few had begun to fray...!
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:03 PM   #49
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Excellent video, will be fixing mine later this week, as I purchased my "shade string" at a nearby Camping World! Will report back on how it went! Thank you all for your input!
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:44 PM   #50
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I made the repair today and it was not all the difficult. I think the hardest thing is trying to find the right tension to put on the cords so that they raise and lower without a lot of energy and yet don't fall down. Also, mine had 2 springs, one for each side and they were welded at a center point. I had to cut the string a few times to keep the point sharp so I could thread it through the holes. Once the string starts to fray, you can't feed it through. All in all, I would say it was about 90% as good as a professional would have done and a LOT LESS COSTS! Thank you again for all the tips.
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