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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 1 week ago #463622

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Hi everyone,
We have a 2015 Coachman VIP.
The long top window at the front (above the 3 regular windows) has a pleated blind which no longer stays in the open (up) position. It gradually creeps down to nearly closed.

I can't figure out how to tension this to keep it open. Emergency measure is to jam a cork into the side channel.

Any better suggestions would be much appreciated.
At the moment we are away on site until end March.

Many thanks
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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 1 week ago #463642

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Have you got a snapped cord? Our Unicorn front blind does and will creep a bit, but doesn’t go as far as yours.
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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 1 week ago #463647

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Thanks Mel - I didn't realise that there were any cords there, they are sotight against the edge - have checked and both are intact (one each side).

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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 1 week ago #463649

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There are several helpful videos on You tube which might help.
Ray
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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 1 week ago #463651

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Hadn't thought of that - thanks.
I'll have a look this evening when WiFi signal is better.
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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 6 days ago #463678

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brissle wrote:
Had7n't thought of that - thanks.
I'll have a look this evening when WiFi signal is better.

Brissle we have the opposite . 2013 VIP 560 two front windows are a pain to get up and down, the pleated type. Other than that Best caravans on the market. ;)
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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 5 days ago #463708

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Yes, the pleated blind on our centre front window can be stiff to get up- often needs two hands.

But as you say, these are brilliant vans in most other respects.

I didn't find any solution to my problem with the topblind, even on You Tube, so will just stick with cork jammed into the channel. Simple solutions are often the best.
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Long top front window blind won't stay up 5 months 4 days ago #463741

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brissle wrote:
Yes, the pleated blind on our centre front window can be stiff to get up- often needs two hands.

But as you say, these are brilliant vans in most other respects.

I didn't find any solution to my problem with the topblind, even on You Tube, so will just stick with cork jammed into the channel. Simple solutions are often the best.

Just had a look at ours there are no cords on the "panoramic " blind. Our just stays in place. Maybe we are lucky.
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