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Old 06-15-2017, 02:53 PM   #1
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replacing day night blinds

We need to replace all the day/night blinds on our MH. I have priced the roller blinds from MCD, which are pretty pricy. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a supplier for pleated blinds.

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Old 06-15-2017, 02:54 PM   #2
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I'm doing the same project and I'm getting some sticker shock! I'm keeping my eye on this to see if anyone has some cheaper options!
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:24 PM   #3
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You can get cordless, single layer cut-to-fit pleated blinds from Home Depot cheap.

Personally, I like the Hampton Bay cellular day/night ones they carry. Light filtering & nighttime privacy all in one.

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Old 06-15-2017, 08:44 PM   #4
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Try looking at "Blind Chalet". Back when I had re-strung one of our larger Day-nighters, FOR THE SECOND OR THIRD TIME, I was (and still am) getting real tired of doing that. So, I looked into other forms of day-night stuff. And, MCD was the largest NAME in remedies for this situation. But, I found out about Blind Chalet too. Their day-night double rollers, are almost identical to MCDs but, close to about 1/2 the price.
There's one main difference. The MCDs have clip system for mounting their shades. Blind Chalet's mounting requires some screws to be inserted either horizontally -- endwise or, horizontally rear face wise. In our coach, the valances are extremely narrow and, that would make it extremely tough to mount the Blind Chalet ones. But, I've got a whole bunch of "McGuyver" in me and, I'm working on other ways to mount them, even in the tight quarters.

To me, working a bit at ways to mount the same identical double roller day night shades, at 1/2 the cost, is kind-worth it for some experimentation. I spoke directly with Blind Chalet personnel about it and they were very, very responsive and helpful. So much so that they sent me the actual ends of the roller brackets for FREE so I could come up with a remedy for mounting.

Not only that but about once a month or so, I get an email from them advertising anywhere from 25% to 45% off on their products. Sooner or later, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna end up with their products. I will say this though, MCD's clip system sure makes things way easier for mounting their products. But, at twice the cost per window, those clips aren't THAT good! Your choice.
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... In our coach, the valances are extremely narrow and, that would make it extremely tough to mount the Blind Chalet ones. But, I've got a whole bunch of "McGuyver" in me and, I'm working on other ways to mount them, even in the tight quarters.
We had the same problem with MCD's. Ended up having to put a wood "spacer" backer behind the valances to "push" them out enough to get the MCD duals installed. At first I thought it was kind of cheesy, but once stained to match the rest of our coach's woodwork, it doesn't look half bad.

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Old 06-16-2017, 06:38 PM   #6
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Thanks Guys:
I am checking at home depot but what they have appears to be too thick too fit in my 1 3/4 inch deep valances, they do not carry Hampton Bay blinds, at least not in Canada, any more. I think Hampton Bay is a HD in house name anyway and made by somebody else. I will have a look at Blind Chalet over the weekend.
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So I did a little more research> Home Depot does have Hampton house day/night but they are now called "Bali" something or another, definitely to thick to fit within my valance and are more expensive by quite a bit then Blind Chalet "RV day night pleated Shades". But Blind Chalet does not ship to Canada, which means I need to find another supplier or wait till I am in the States this winter.
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Thanks Treywolf: their internet pricing is better then Blind Chalet but I don't know what their shipping policies are yet and they have a local supplier I will go and see.
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