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Old 01-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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We don't sew. Any recommendations on buying replacements. The hardware has all been removed by previous owner that hung mini blinds.
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Do you still have the hardware the curtain tabs were in? If you look around on the forums, you'll see many beautiful interiors where just regular draperies were used. You can always put some Velcro on the bottoms of the windows and bottoms of the curtains if you want them to contour to the curve.
We just took off the set of curtains in the kitchen and it was a PITA. First, my husband had to remove all the hardware with the curtain attached. Then I had to take it home, cut all the tabs off (only way to get them off) and then, after the curtains were washed, sew new tabs on while manipulating the hardware. After that, I decided to leave the other curtains where they are for now, although they are dirty. I vacuumed them pretty well. But I think I will be installing a different type of drapes before doing THAT to all the curtains in the AS.
I did see on a forum a reference to someone who makes AS curtains, but if you don't have the hardware and tabs, better to just put regular curtains or shades up IMHO.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:32 AM   #3
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Hi Carol & Constructor,

Here are some replacement tabs you can buy. I don't sew either, but my local tailor does!

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:23 PM   #5
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Do you still have the hardware the curtain tabs were in? If you look around on the forums, you'll see many beautiful interiors where just regular draperies were used. You can always put some Velcro on the bottoms of the windows and bottoms of the curtains if you want them to contour to the curve.
We just took off the set of curtains in the kitchen and it was a PITA. First, my husband had to remove all the hardware with the curtain attached. Then I had to take it home, cut all the tabs off (only way to get them off) and then, after the curtains were washed, sew new tabs on while manipulating the hardware. After that, I decided to leave the other curtains where they are for now, although they are dirty. I vacuumed them pretty well. But I think I will be installing a different type of drapes before doing THAT to all the curtains in the AS.
I did see on a forum a reference to someone who makes AS curtains, but if you don't have the hardware and tabs, better to just put regular curtains or shades up IMHO.
Super info from this site again! Thanks
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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Do you still have the hardware the curtain tabs were in? If you look around on the forums, you'll see many beautiful interiors where just regular draperies were used. You can always put some Velcro on the bottoms of the windows and bottoms of the curtains if you want them to contour to the curve.
We just took off the set of curtains in the kitchen and it was a PITA. First, my husband had to remove all the hardware with the curtain attached. Then I had to take it home, cut all the tabs off (only way to get them off) and then, after the curtains were washed, sew new tabs on while manipulating the hardware. After that, I decided to leave the other curtains where they are for now, although they are dirty. I vacuumed them pretty well. But I think I will be installing a different type of drapes before doing THAT to all the curtains in the AS.
I did see on a forum a reference to someone who makes AS curtains, but if you don't have the hardware and tabs, better to just put regular curtains or shades up IMHO.
Oh I get PITA but IMHO? In my humble opinion?
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Hi Carol & Constructor,

Here are some replacement tabs you can buy. I don't sew either, but my local tailor does!

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Good luck!

Kristiana
I am going to check local upholstery shops and custom curtain makers and check out the home depot custom size orders. I love Velcro and send all you wonderful AS people my warm regards. Ann
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Constructor here is a link to a company that does exact replacement drapes for a/s. They come sized exactly for your trailer with the tabs attached. I don't know wht Carol had so much trouble removing hers from the tracks. There will be a snap riveted to the end of the track. Drill out the rivet, remove the snap and the curtain tabs slide right off the track.

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Thank you. I will check them out.
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Hello Constructor, Better late than never! The exact replacement curtains and hardware can be purchased/sewed, by Fowler Interiors, PO Box 91, Symsonia KY 42082. (207)851-3257 fowlerinteriors@hcis.net I had my 1973 33' done completely by her and her products are Excellant! Good Luck, akwinkle
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Here's another great resource, they do beautiful work and they are great people to deal with:
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