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Old 01-27-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Entry door blind quit retracting

Have a 2011 30' Vista with an entry door blind that pulls down and hooks on a lip at the bottom of the window.
So.. as all good things do, it quit retracting. Since all other blinds were MCD my assumption was this blind was also a MCD.. Nope, this blind is made by Carefree and as with all things motor home, Carefree no longer makes the blind.
Has anyone had this problem with a spring loaded blind and how did you solve the problem?
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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Winnebago still uses the same part number on current models.
144628-02-CHT SHADE-SCREEN DR,568X850
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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Use a different one of the same size
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Not sure on yours but mine quit working last summer. I took it off and the spring inside was not tight enough. So I took a small pair of pliers and tighten it up some. Works like it did when it was new now.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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You should be able to find one at a hardware store that will work.
MCD also makes one for entry doors. It pulls up instead of down.
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I've had two Winnebago's . . . and when the door shades began to work poorly, I just lubricated it at the two points of wind-unwind. 3-in-1 oil works good, just a drop or two.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:17 PM   #7
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I had the same problem with the door blind and lubricated each side of the roller with a quick shot of silicon spray. Fixed the problem and blind works fine.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:43 PM   #8
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x3 lubed and works fine
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
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Thanks one and all... seems that I forget sometimes all it needs is a little squirt of something...fixed it...
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:36 PM   #10
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Searching for solutions to the same problem and ran across this thread. Used T9 and the shade zips right up now...
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