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Old 12-09-2007, 11:02 AM   #15
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Well ... here goes... I just ordered the fabric. If it doesn't work, I guess I can always send it out to our daughter who quilts! You can see the fabric here:

http://www.homestead.com/favoritefab..._on_cream.html

http://www.homestead.com/favoritefab...ss_pltree.html

http://www.homestead.com/favoritefab...loonpatch.html

I also ordered a bit of matching blue for possible borders/whatever...

Again the first curtain to the right of the door will be full length blueberry. It won't cover the day/night shades so it won't be overpowering... (I hope) Then the entire curved window will have the short curtains..(we'll have to extend the track about 6-8 inches on both sides) and the end curtains then will be full length again. I want to use the track and slides that are there but instead of pleating the material, I hope I can make it just gather in ?? folds. I don't think I'll use the bottom hooks... Phil wants to use oak for the cornices.

The other two material will be for the pillows and possible placemats/table cloth/??

Hope that makes sense ... I usually think faster than I type so I leave out things! ha Please make suggestions!

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:30 AM   #16
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:23 PM   #17
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Hi Edee. You can make the fabric 14 or so inches wider than the rail and when you add the tabs, about every 3 to 4 inches apart, they will pleat on there own. I cant wait to see the finished product.
Rob, you have a beatiful camper! Excellent work!
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:23 PM   #18
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Clips for curtains

Can I get new "clips" to put on the new curtains so they'll fit on the slides?? I'd like to keep the old ones intact for if we ever have to sell the A/S they would be available.

Wait 'til you see what I chose for the liner for the blueberry curtains....
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:31 PM   #19
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Edee, Check both InlandRV and VintageTrailerSupply.com for the tabs/clips for your curtains. They are also often listed on Ebay if you can find the kind that match the ones in your trailer. Make sure you only buy new ones as the elastic and plastic on old ones will most likely be brittle. Hope this helps with your search. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:52 AM   #20
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Can I get new "clips" to put on the new curtains so they'll fit on the slides?? I'd like to keep the old ones intact for if we ever have to sell the A/S they would be available.

Wait 'til you see what I chose for the liner for the blueberry curtains....
I have made curtains for our 72 and Stratmans 73. They each had a different type of tab, but I was able to find both of them at camping world. They don't keep many in stock, so I bought what they had to get started and then ordered from their website what I needed to finish. Inland also had them but camping world was cheaper.

I tried other types of hardware and ended going back to the original airtstream pleat and tabs. I couldn't get the fullness that I wanted with anything else. I love your materials
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:39 PM   #21
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I'm wondering if anyone can help, I have a 67' safari that I live in during the summer in AK. I would love to change out the curtains with some heavier darker fabric but my dilemma is I don't know the measurements on the windows and I'm currently in UT. If any has the time or knows a website where I can get the measurements I would really appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:14 PM   #22
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Wow!

Have I ever solved one of our problems with the curtains!! You know how they say you can't wash A/S drapes?? Well since I have the new patterned material for new curtains, I figured, whatever, might as well try washing the old ones! We had one with water stains so that's the one I started with. Suds it up with Woolite and rinsed it several times... dried it out in the Florida sun and it looks great!!! Will need to press it tomorrow but it sure looks like new!

Also Phil figured out how to change the curtain configuration on our Excella.. so now the short wrap-around curtains in front cover the whole area of curved window ... and the long curtains are gone for now. We'll just use the day/night shades for the summer. WHAT a difference! I actually have some wall space!! I'll get pics tomorrow or soon.

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Old 01-16-2008, 06:42 PM   #23
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Curtains

Can the existing curtains be taken out of a 2002 Bambi and washed in the machine? Is it a complicated process? We haven't been out yet in our new toy but I noticed the curtains aren't pristine, just clean enough. I prefer pristine.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:27 PM   #24
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I don't know about machine washing ... but I hand washed ours with Woolite and they look good!! Even took out the water stains that were driving me over the edge.... They do have to be pressed after they are dry. Now... someone with more knowledge than I have will have to say if all A/S curtains are alike...??? Our trailer is a '99 Excella. Anyone???

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:52 PM   #25
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Very Different Curtains

As I sit here at the computer, my wife is sewing up some "temporary" window treatments for our 68 Globetrotter. After 15 years of non-use, the previous coverings disintegrated. We just took the old girl out last weekend and got tired of stuffing sheets and the like into crevices around the windows, so she measured and cut some fabric left over from doing coverings in the house to make "Roman Shades." I'll mount them to a 1x2 or something similar, and screw that into the old aluminum track, stain, and mount a dowel rod through the bottom pocket that she is sewing, and create a decorative wooden "hook" to hold the shades against the walls. We'll be installing them this weekend, and I'll get photos online as soon as they're up. We plan on re-doing them later, with some "Sunbrella" fabric. No fading, and will do a great job of darkening so we can sleep in!! BTW, you can find the instructions for Roman Shades on the DIY Network Website, along with lots of other good ideas!
It was good to be out in the desert again with our Airstream!!!!
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:29 PM   #26
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well, I am making curtains for a 69 tradewind, I have one problem< what kind of sliders go to the other windows? I have the one ones for the front window, which are on rollers, but the others look like they would take a large T, not the small ones. This is my second set of curtains that I fashioned from the original design. Any ideas what goes on the side windows?
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:07 PM   #27
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Do you have a picture of the track? They may be like the ones in our 65 tradewind. I dont know if you can buy them any more. I would love to have new ones!! I will see if I can get a picture posted shortly of the ones I have.

you may be able to get the ones called large curtain carriers to work. Just order one pack and try them out. You can always sell them to someone who needs them if they dont work. Here is what they look like. They use elastic sewn to the curtain. you can order them from Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!
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HINT for those of you whose curtain sliders are "sticky" or not easy to open/close the curtains by sliding the tabs on the tracks...use silicone lubricant spray (not DW40 because it might stain)...use the little pipette squirter thingie that comes with the aerosol can...stick it into the track at the outter end, spray it lightly as you move along the track...your little curtain sliders will be much easier to slide!

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