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Old 01-31-2014
lfinch lfinch is offline
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Smile M380 Front Slide Accordion

The front slide on my 2003 M380 is missing the accordion "curtain" that covers the interior slide side when the slide is in. I can find an accordion curtain, but the wooden trim to attach the accordion is missing on my coach.
Could someone take a picture of the accordion and its mounting pieces?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-01-2014
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I looked at mine today but wasn't able to get a photo. Will try tomorrow The fabric used in my M380 appears to be the same material that is used for cellular window blinds. The fabric seems to be used in combination with the rails that would normally be at the top and bottom of the blind. Those rails are somehow connected to a second set of rails which are attached to the fixed and moving ends.
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Old 02-02-2014
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On closer inspection, I've confirmed that the system is basically made using parts from cellular blinds which are mounted sideways. I didn't take it apart but my bet is the "inner and outer strips" are screwed to the wall. What would be the "traveling strip" in the middle of a day-night shade appears to be stuck to the "inside" strip using double sided foam tape. See the first photo which shows the wood trip, the "inside" strip, foam tape and "traveling strip". The other photo shows the "outside" strip attached to the wall. It looks like the plastic end plug needs to be pushed back down. Let us know what you come up with as I need to replace my fabric.
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Old 02-02-2014
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There is elastic bands that cause the shade to close when the slide is retracted. We had to have our repaired and that is what the tech at Blue Bird told me.
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Old 02-03-2014
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Dan & Cindy & Marv,
Thanks for the info. Looks like I will have to fabricate some elements that would attach an accordian shade to the slide itself. Appreciate the pictures.
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