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Old 05-08-2021, 06:22 PM   #1
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Roller Blinds for 5th wheel

We are about to replace the factory pleated blinds in our 2010 Cougar 5th wheel. We have gotten 4 quotes and I thought I asked for the same cordless spring loaded old style roller blinds from everyone. We were about to order them from the lowest bidder (not that it was the most important factor) but then he said they were corded and they were cheaper than cordless. I had thought the opposite would be true, but now it makes sense. Has anyone had any bad experiences with either style?
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:33 PM   #2
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I've had pleated, corded blinds in my home (of various iterations) for 30 years and never had a failure. I have had corded slat blinds in 2 RVs without a failure. I've had this RV for a year and had 2 spring loaded blind failures......
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:43 PM   #3
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I've had pleated, corded blinds in my home (of various iterations) for 30 years and never had a failure. I have had corded slat blinds in 2 RVs without a failure. I've had this RV for a year and had 2 spring loaded blind failures......
Having spring loaded blinds would have me walking away from a potential purchase. MCD has the highest failure rate that I have seen. Iíll stay with pleated thank you very much. You can get them in day/night.
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Old 05-09-2021, 01:33 AM   #4
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I always hated the pleated type of blinds because they invariably would end not doing the accordion thing when you closed em. Used to spray em with spray starch and that helped for a while but, eventually they'd start messing up again. On our last 5ver replaced em all with roll ups ordered em from a company called blindster. They were all corded except for one (don't remember why we got one uncorded). They were a great improvement over the paper accordion ones.
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:53 AM   #5
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The main reason MCD blinds fail is folks tow with the blinds pulled down.. The weight of the blind is constantly yanking against the little plastic brake stop wheel mounted inside the blind tube...

It is a simple fix if the little tabs on the brake stop wheel are worn down because of towing with blinds down...
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Old 05-15-2021, 03:31 PM   #6
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We have 4 years on our 13 MCD spring-loaded with no failures. We had them in the Raptor also and no failures. We had the day/night pleated in our old Hi-Low and had no failures, but did have to restring a couple, simply aged out. Just another opinion.
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Old 05-16-2021, 03:40 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input folks. We have ordered the corded ones. I will let you know my opinion of them when they arrive.
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