I need to restring a couple of my day/night shades but I'm not sure how they dismantle with or from the window treatments. I've got a handle on the restring but getting to that stage is a little mysterious. It's a Vectra 40AD and the windows in question are the main window over the diner and the window over the sofa on the drivers side. The Winnebago manual hasn't proved to be at all helpful.
On another note the roof mounted factory fitted solar panel seems to have expired but again the Winnebago manual makes no mention of this part, or it's wiring or none that I can find. I would like to replace the panel as my batteries are suffering when I am not hooked to shore power. I would like to use another 10 watt panel to avoid messing with the controller etc that is already in place. I'm looking for help and guidance on this as this part of my unit is out of my realm and I don't want to screw up!
2007 Thor Mandalay 40F: 2017 Ford Explorer XLT AWD
How do you know the panel has "expired" ? Did you get on the roof and measure the output from the panel with a volt meter? If not, could be other wiring issues. A panel usually has a lifespan of 15-20 years unless it physically abused.
If you replace it, I would go with a 20 or 25 watt panel instead of 10. Don't even need a charge controller until solar panels get larger than 25 watts....just direct connect to battery.
The pleated shades are mounted to the window treatment through the shade header. With the shades down you may have to push a pleat toward the window glass to be able to see the screw. The shorter windows (like 3') have usually two screws (Phillips head) and longer shades may have 3 or 4 screws. Use a power screwdriver as the screws are long. Hope this info helps
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