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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 05-23-2012
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Cool Valance Covering

any idea on how to get the valances off so they can be recovered in the livingroom and bedroom. who does recovering?
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Norm on my 99LXi there are screws on the underside of the valance. They are about 3" long.
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As noted, screws on the underside.

On my '95, they were "upholstered" -- so it was a matter of stretching new fabric (or other covering) and stapling it on the back side. If they are too thick (re-covered more than once), then you might need to cut off the old covering, and apply new "stuffing" (or whatever treatment you wish) to re-cover them.

Any shop that reupholsters furniture should be able to help.
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My '99 LXi valences were hinged. A barrel bolt inside each end dropped the valance on its bottom mounted hinge. Once you get them down and see how the upholstery was done, you will discover how easy it is to do. You may want to do them yourself or bring to any local re-upholstery shop.

On some, if the fabric is pleated, feel under the pleats for hidded screws.
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took all the valance's off today, about 5 ss screws in each one, then they popped right off. Need to get new fabric and get them covered and back up. Next is the window panels, not sure how they come off but should be able to figure it out. Gaining every day on this masterpiece BB
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What type of wood is used in the valance? Particle board or the same type as the visible wood in the rest of the coach (oak in my case)?
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Plywood for our SP Valance. Think it is 1/4 inch with cloth covering and oak trim.
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Thanks for the quick reply. It's in the shop for renovation now and we're considering removing the fabric and finishing the wood (may use veneer) to match the oak in the rest of the coach.
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David, My Bride recovered our bedroom valances. I helped just a bit. Bought some material she liked, used the old padding and reattached with a electric staple gun. Our plywood was not suitable for staining.
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Rick, That was the original plan for us too. Just exploring options while it's in for work anyway. They will be re-finishing the wood in the bedroom and matching the valances in wood would make sense.
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