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Old 11-02-2005, 12:59 AM   #15
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Mary,

As soon as Lazarus has been resurrected, which hopefully will be this weekend, I will flood the board with all of the pictures I can of the final product....not literally, of course Andy R , JPA drapes included. As of now, they are still in the box, awaiting everything else to be completed....drapes will be the final installation.

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Old 11-02-2005, 08:50 AM   #16
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Thumbs up Very Nice !

You guys are terrific!
Not only do I get to admire your curtains (covetously, I might add )but now I have a couple of pictures of couchs for my Handy-Dude to look at this weekend!
EXCELLENT! Thank you all so much.
Those pink curtains and mauve couch made me want to run right to Goodwill and recover all those business suits I used to wear with the "Joan Crawford" shoulders... ah, the hideous old days ... Ms. McG is a woman of rare good taste. Your unit is gorgeous.
I'll look forward to seeing Lazarus soon Frederic. Hopefully our resurrection won't require TOO much divine intervention.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:07 AM   #17
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Question Question 4 CanoeStreamBob

Hey Bob,
I'm looking at your camper, and although shadowed, I think I'm seeing a little built in ledge running along the curved arm-rest area on the right ??
Did my unit used to have them once-upon-a-time I wonder ?? ??
It would be handy to have a hard, water impervious surface along the edges of the couch.
hmmmm
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:39 PM   #18
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It wasn't JUST the pink curtains... Add in salmon pink mini-blinds, and a muave couch with pink flowers, and the interior (as delivered by AIrstream in 1988..) was not really that wonderful, in eyes of Ms. McG...

Here are before and after pictures, with new couch fabric, ivory mini-blinds and curtains by Ambruso... MUCH better...

John McG
The "before" drapes are now residing in our 1972 Argosy, a vast improvement over what was there. And after cleaning, the pink was much lighter in color than when they arived.
I second (or third, or fourth) Ambruso, I just don't have that kind of cash laying around for curtains, the only reason I used others' cast-offs.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:44 PM   #19
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Hey Bob,
I'm looking at your camper, and although shadowed, I think I'm seeing a little built in ledge running along the curved arm-rest area on the right ??
Did my unit used to have them once-upon-a-time I wonder ?? ??
It would be handy to have a hard, water impervious surface along the edges of the couch.
hmmmm
I'm not Bob, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I can answer your question.
That seems to be a "thing" with 1970's Argosies, and some Airstreams. The "shelf" was also in our '72 Argosy, and seems to be so they could have a shorter couch (shorter is cheaper, less materials), and a hanging place for the credenza table for dual-gaucho models. Ours wasn't as handy as it looks, it was really too narrow to put anything on but condiments, but it did cover the area where the credenza table was stowed.
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:52 PM   #20
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maztoz -- What you are seeing on the roadside wall is part of the enclosure for the folding slide-away table that I've chosen not to put back into the Argosy for a number of reasons. Attached to the trailer frame right behind the couch, there is a nice shelf with a raised lip to keep small things from sliding off while underway.

The freshwater tank is above the floor just behind the couch (gaucho). The water pump is on the floor below an upholstered more functional streetside arm rest that is not in this photo view. The latter opens up so you can access the pump.

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Old 11-03-2005, 01:18 PM   #21
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Thanks Bob...

...Hope you're having a good time in our Lone Star State. Sure is a pretty day!
My folding table used to reside on the opposite side. I removed the silly thing when it tried to eat me alive
We have nothing under our couch area but the inverter and the battery, so there will be plenty of storage space. The idea of a nice shelf directly behind the couch is genius! I'll build it into my plan.
And thanks to you too, Mr. "Not-Bob" for nixing the notion of built-in endtable/ledges. The surface area should be as long as possible to allow napping, beverages can be placed on the ledge BEHIND the sofa!
Let the projects begin!
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:51 PM   #22
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Ambruso Drapes

100% satisfied. The fit was subperb and very nice material and liner. Made a world of difference in the appearance of the coach.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:58 PM   #23
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Rich,

Those drapes are gorgeous! I can't wait to see what they look like mounted in my rig.

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Old 11-04-2005, 08:29 AM   #24
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Wow....

Rich,
Quoting Frederic... "GORGEOUS" !
The contrast between nice new drapes and my ABS end-cap, which has aged to a truly hideous peachy/mustard color
oi vey...
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I guess I started quite a discussion about drapes. I don't think my trailer is worth the work of a professional. All the rails have been removed and I have to improvise . The trailer needs a cosmetic lift inside and not at an expense that it's value calls for. In fact, I hope to replace this trailer with a newer one and use this one as storage. Drapery is not a hard project for me , I've been doing them for years. Here's my facts and figures. In order to do this project depending on the width of fabric I choose , I will need 30-35 yards. Do the math, If yardage costs say 10/yd we are talking 350.00 and that doesn't include thread , snaps, and the backing to stiffen where the pleats, velcro are and the lining.. Judging from what I did in the past, I used muslin to make gorgeous valances for one of my homes I was selling and didn't want to leave my drapes. I'm using muslin again. I bought the whole bolt of 108" , 15 yds for 66.00 at Joanns on line. Before I made this choice I went online and looked at several airstreams and most of the appealing ones to me had light solid color drapes. Just like hanging wall paper , no repeat pattern, less fabric. If my trailer is worth < 2000.00 then I'm sure a professional job is going to cost close to 1000.00. Even if I could get them for 500.00 , my trailer isn't worth it. My only regret is that I moved into a condo and no more basement with pool table and ping pong table. But, I do have a garage and saw horses and 4x8 plywood. Airstream in Jackson Ctr sent me the cut size of the drapes I need, the lining size and the pleat spacing. One of my panels is 125 W . I haven't decided whether I am going to make it all in one piece or break it up, you know those handles for the windows are a nuisance. I didn't recieve the fabric yet so I'm keeping busy caning the seat of one of my dining room chairs. Enough of my chattering, but, I sure get good ideas on decorating from looking at the pictures on this forum.
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In fact, I hope to replace this trailer with a newer one and use this one as storage.

BLASPHEMY!!!! No A/S should be subjected and relegated to storage duty....that's what SOB's are for.

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I have the packet from James Ambruso on my desk, I got it about 10 months ago. Still haven't made the decision to take that leap ($$$) yet. The Sovereign did need quite a bit of work when I got it, and still needs some. I think after I replace the dented rear segment, and get my solar guard I'll spend the dough on the new curtains. It's only money, right?
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:12 PM   #28
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It's only money, right?
Hey, if you don't use it, what's the point of having it?

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