Motorhome advice: How to fix a jammed remis roller blind
Words and photos by Derrick Davies
Recently the Remis roller blind in my motorhome jammed and would not retract. Fortunately, it proved to be relatively easy to repair using a little patience and basic hand tools.
You’ll need to remove the whole blind assembly from the window to repair the blind and, to allow this, you’ll need to remove the plastic corner clips. These just clip in place and simply pry off, but you need to be careful with these – especially on older motorhomes – as they do go brittle over time.
You’ll also need to work on the blind on a flat surface, so make sure your motorhome’s dining table is large enough or move it to your workshop or the dining table in your house, but, if you do this, try not to get caught by your other half and cover it with a cloth, just in case of glue spillage!
All that’s needed in terms of equipment is a selection of screwdrivers and some superglue to refit the blind’s plastic lug.
When you refit the blind back to the window, be careful not to drop the screws in awkward places (like I did!).
For around 15 minutes’ work you can save the cost of a repair bill at your dealer, which is always a plus. All you need is superglue, and screwdrivers.
Start by carefully prising off the plastic frame corners with a flat-bladed screwdriver. Then undo the four cross-head screws in each corner. Be careful to place a cloth over the oven vents if they’re underneath the blind, as dropped screws are very hard to recover!
With all the screws removed, lay the blind assembly down on a flat surface, face down (the motorhome dining table or a workbench is ideal).
Carefully prise the roller unit out of its socket. You will see a plastic lug in the end of the roller. This is what causes the blind to jam, as it works its way out over time. Secure it back in place using a drop of superglue and, when dry, refit the unit.