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Old 06-01-2008, 03:18 PM   #15
A girl and an Airstream
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Ugly Ugly Ugly in '93 Excella

We just purchased our first Airstream, a '93 Excella, last week. It belonged to an older couple and was all original and in great shape.

The problem is, the baby blue carpeting and valances, as well as the mini blinds AND wall-to-wall curtains, look like a mortuary! First thing we did was took all the curtains down and removed the valances in the bedroom. Wow, what a view. We can see outside now. We also removed the bottom drapery rail. How do you sleep with this rail at the head of the bed? Ouch! We have just begun removing the blinds and replacing them with curtains made to size--just not so much of them. We only need them for a little privacy and light control. Just took the top tabs off the old curtains, sewed them onto new, and put velcro in the bottom corners to hold them down when needed. I don't think we even need the valances back up!

So how will we get rid of that baby blue carpeting It looks like it was laid before the rest of the interior was installed. Whew--that looks like work. How do we get this out

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Old 06-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #16
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May,we see pics of your 93,A/S thanks John.

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:56 AM   #17
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Hey, where is the hidden towel hanger??
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:20 AM   #18
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Wow, that mortuary look with the curtains all around and old roll up shades, has got to go from our Ambassador, too! I believe all that curtain material keeps some strange odors hanging around!

I'd like to install pull-down, day/night type accordion shades, but can't yet figure out how to keep them against the walls at the bottom.

Has anyone made this conversion...did you use the old bottom rails to somehow attach the bottom of the shades? I guess we could use Velcro...but that's kind of 'tacky'...
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:19 PM   #19
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shades and blinds

I will get a picture of the '93 soon. It is in storage and "whew" are we glad we got it in there yesterday. We are forcasted to get hail and thunderstorms tonight.

In response to the blinds at the bottom. Maybe attach something at the bottom corners like a string material on the blinds. Attach a cleat to the wall and tie it like a boat anchor at the bottom. Might work????

I think removing all that drapery material really gets rid the old smell.

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