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Old 08-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on temporary Curtains?

Just wandering what some of you have done to cover the windows until you got your permanent curtains. When we got our Tradewind there were no curtains. We plan on having traditional Airstream Curtains made, but need something until then. Look forward to hearing your suggestions.
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Just adding my curiosity as well
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Those paper accordion peel-and-stick temporary shades work great. On curved panoramic front or back windows you can even run them side-to-side instead of up and down.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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Skatiero,

Where would I find the accordion style shades you are speaking of? Just need something that will help us out with some light blockage and privacy until we decide which route to go with our curtains. Poster Board did ok,until we developed a little condensate on the windows. Many Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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Lowes has some -
They call them:
Redi Shade 36-in W x 72-in L White Light Filtering Cordless Pleated Shade
There is a black out model too. You just cut them with scissors to the right width and height, and they tape in. They actually look pretty good.

$5.00 each!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, this sounds like it will work really well, until we get our Curtains!

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Probably not as nice but...

We decided, as I got done with each set of our finished curtains for the Albatross, that we wanted to go camping before they were all done in the trailer. We were unwilling to wait to use her before she was "done" if such a state of affairs exists. I took some fabric that was in one of my stashes and just sewed up plain two sided curtains, added ties to each side so we could latch them to the window pulls, put up velcro across the top, and they worked well for as long as we needed them.

They were pennies to create, reused them when we took them down, and they served very well while they were up. Not everyone wants to take the time to make them but they were really simple and about 30 minutes total start to finish. Hope this helps if anyone wants a temporary, cheap solution before they do the final curtain arrangement.
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Thanks Sandy we may have to do something like this if it takes longer than expected to get our curtains. All the best!
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You can also use any fabric, little curtain hooks (BB&B) and 3M command hooks. All reuasable
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Darn phone. All reusable after you acquire your curtains.
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Thanks again everyone for all the helpful ideas!
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You can use anything from garbage bags taped to the windows, to pieces of cardboard wedged in to block the view. Real curtains are a lot nicer, and of course look better, too.
I do recommend curtains. It will keep your neighbors at the campground from suffering fits of shock when they see you strolling around inside wearing your birthday suit. What else you do is optional, but it would probably be a good idea to wear clothing outdoors, unless you want to be able to have more and better campfire stories than your friends...
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Yeah, too bad were not camping at a nudists colony and I wouldn't have to worry about any of this!
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