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Pleated window blinds on a Coachman VIP 1 week 5 days ago #453884

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greetings from sunny France, however a cloud has appeared on my horizon in the shape of a broken string on the pleated front window blind of my Coachman. The van now out of warranty, and I’m tempted to do a diy repair.anyone suffered a similar problem, and how easy are they to re-string?

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Pleated window blinds on a Coachman VIP 1 week 5 days ago #453890

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There are a number of videos on YouTube that will help you. Seem to recall PC May have done an article on DIY for these blinds and they were discussed on this Forum within the last year. Try a search.
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Pleated window blinds on a Coachman VIP 1 week 5 days ago #453894

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Hi Jim I found the article that OC mentioned.

www.practicalcaravan.com/advice/32198-ho...linds-and-flyscreens
My front screens are a pain but side ones are fine even at 38c in south oqf France.
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Pleated window blinds on a Coachman VIP 1 week 5 days ago #453897

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HibHutch many thanks for this. The problem I have however is the cord itself has broken and I’m guessing will need replacing. It sounds like a tricky job, but I’m sure someone somewhere must have had this issue previously and worked through a solution.
There are a couple of American you tube clips which relate to a similar blind found in RV’s which hopefully will point me in the right direction when I get home.

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Pleated window blinds on a Coachman VIP 1 week 4 days ago #453903

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May help
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Pleated window blinds on a Coachman VIP 1 week 4 days ago #453906

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The same thing happened on the front blind of our Valencia. However can't restring it without deconstructing the entire blind housing as you can't get your fingers in. :( I haven't watched the video though. Let us know how you get on
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Hi Mel, thanks for the message. We are heading home this weekend and I shall tackle the job then. Will keep you posted.

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