The trend towards sliding doors is unbroken because in addition to their practical value they also make impressive design statements.
TopLine M provides attractive options for creating a mark of distinction while permitting tremendous design flexibility for doors:
Produce standard cabinets and let your customers decide if they prefer hinged doors or sliding doors.
Get details on http://www.hettich.com/en/products/folding-and-sliding-door-fittings.html
Pleated day/night window shades are a common feature in just about every class of RV. Since the design relies on thin fabric cords sliding across hard plastic parts, cord wear and breakage is a distinct possibility.
Replacement Day/Night Shade Cord on Amazon (100 yard roll, multiple colors available): http://rvg.tips/day-night-shade-cord
During our 9+ years of full-timing, we’ve probably had to re-string blinds around 10 times, or an average of about once a year. Part of the inherent problem with the design is that there needs to be enough tension on the cords to hold the shades where you put them, preventing them from falling on their own.
Unfortunately, keeping tension on the cord increases the friction of it against the hard plastic parts as you open and close the blinds. It’s a delicate balance that sooner or later leads to broken cords.
The good thing is that re-stringing a pleated RV window shade is a do-it-yourselfer’s dream job, with the vast majority of the cost being labor, inexpensive & readily available replacement parts (just the cord) and no special mechanical skills or tools required. A little time, patience and care are all that’s needed for this task.
We keep replacement cord on hand for that inevitable time when one of the shades falls loose at an angle, letting us know that the cord is frayed and about to break.
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Full-Time RVers since April 11, 2003, we share DIY (do it yourself) RV maintenance, repair, travel, upgrade and operational tips & tricks.
While we’re not RV technicians, we’re very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We’ve handled most of our own minor service, maintenance and upgrade work on both of our RVs.
We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about using, maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than a decade on the road, we’re happy to share what we’ve learned (some of it the hard way). We hope our experience can help other RVers go DIY, saving time & money while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done. We’re handy RVers, not professional technicians. We’re happy with the techniques and products we use, but be sure to confirm that all methods and materials you use are compatible with your equipment and abilities. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you’re unsure about working on your RV. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk.
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