Repairing RV Blinds

by | Nov 17, 2018

If you’ve had an RV for any length of time and have pleated blinds, you have probably had the strings break. When this happens, the blind will not stay raised and becomes useless if you want to open to allow light inside the RV. I’ve talked with other RV owners and they usually replace the blind, but repairing RV blinds isn’t that difficult.

We’ve have our RV for almost 5 years and we’ve had about 20% of the blinds fail. Some broke after about a year and the one that broke today has lasted over 4 years. I’ve not found any rhyme or reason why the string breaks.

Repairing RV Blinds Is Easy

Repairing RV blinds is a straight forward process. Cost is about 30 minutes of time and pennies in nylon string. We purchased a large spool of nylon string for the first blind that broke and have used very little for each repair. The remaining items need are a screw driver, scissors, a kitchen knife and a lighter.

In the video below, we take you through each step in detail. Before you toss your broken pleated blind in the trash, give this simple repair a try. This repair can save you $30 to $60 a window.

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