Trillium window shade - rusted shut? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-09-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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I picked up this Trillium a few months ago and am working on getting it ready for our first outing! However, there is a shade covering the front window (the bunkbed end) that is supposed to pop up and I cant seem to figure it out!


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When I pull out from the bottom, it gives but it appears that it might be locked down by either 2 bolts on each side - (pic shows one bolt with nut and one without):


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Or by a wingnut on each side:


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In both cases I have remove the nuts and have just the end of the bolt sticking out - which Im afraid to mess with too much in case they fall inside. And Im afraid to pull on it much harder in case I break something.

I am unable to access it from the inside since the window is in the way and doesnt open enough to even see whats going on in there.

I'm stumped... ...any suggestions?
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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Wendy, the wing nut when loosened, allows the bolt to be pushed in and release an aluminum "V" catch. If the bolt is rusty, spray some rust-spray or WD40 and let it sit for a while. Then put the wing nuts back on just at the end of the bolt and push in . You might have to push the gravel guard in towards the trailer to aid in releasing the catch. Good luck....Alistair
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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It worked!

Your info and alot of WD40 made it happen!!!

THANK YOU Alistair!!!

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