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How to Measure Cordless Pleated Shades for RV Windows

Measuring your RV’s (recreational vehicle) window frames for cordless pleated shades can be easy for both an expert and a novice installer. You only need to follow a step-by-step measurement procedure to ensure a perfect fit and get better functionalities.

Here’re some quick and convenient do-it-yourself (DIY) tips about how to measure cordless pleated shades for motorhome windows.

Pre-Measurement Do’s

  • Use a steel measuring tape for ease of handling and accuracy.
  • Take measurements of RV windows for cordless pleated shades at 3 different places for the width and height (w x h).
  • Use the width by height (w x h) format to avoid mixing up recorded or measured values.
  • For a seamless fit, measure the RV window frame itself – and not the existing cordless pleated shades and blinds for RV windows.
  • Check minimum depth requirements for an inside mount pleated window treatment without lift cords.

Required Tools:

  • A steel measuring tape
  • Pen/pencil
  • A piece of paper

Measuring RV Windows for Inside Mount Cordless Pleated Shades


  • Measure width at three points (top, middle, and bottom) of the RV window frame.
  • Use the smallest value as the actual width of your travel trailer’s window.
  • For example, if the width measures 24 inches at the top, 24 inches in the middle, and 23 ¾ inches at the bottom, use 23 ¾ inches value to order cordless pleated shades and blinds.


  • Measure the window height top down on the right, middle, and left.
  • Use the largest value as the actual height of your RV’s window frame or casing.
  • For example, if the height measures 37 inches on left, 37 inches in the middle, and 37 ¾ inches on the right, use 37 ¾ value for ordering cordless pleated camper window coverings.


  • Measure the depth of the travel trailer’s window frame from the glass to the front of the opening.
  • Check product specifications for minimum depth or mounting surface requirements for an inside mount motorized cordless pleated window treatment.


  • We’ll make inside mount deductions for you to ensure a perfect fit.
  • Don’t go for an inside mount if your RV window’s recess does not meet the minimum depth or mounting surface requirements.

Measuring RV Windows for Outside Mount Cordless Pleated Shades

The measurement procedure for an outside mount cordless pleated blind is almost the same as for an inside mount. However, the following are some important things to be taken care of.

  • Use the largest measurement values for both the width and height of your RV’s window frame.
  • Add 3 to 4” to both the width and height for maximum light coverage, light control, insulation, and curb appeal.
  • You don’t need to measure RV window’s depth or recess for outside mount cordless remote control pleated shades.
  • No deductions/additions will be made for outside mount cordless pleated motorhome window blinds.
  • Make sure you have enough flat surface on the window molding or wall above your window for the mounting hardware of the product.
  • If you have a protruding window sill in your recreational vehicle (mobile home), do not add to length to the bottom.

Further Assistance with Measuring Pleated Cordless Shade

  • Use 24/7 Live Chat option, available at Rvblinds.com, to seek free guidance about measuring cordless pleated shades for house trailer from experts.
  • You can also email us at support@rvblinds.com.