Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
vswingfield's Avatar
 
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,773
Images: 32
Rivet Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Utahgoldrup View Post
Hey, what you have done has inspired me!! I like that you tinted the window, we have been thinking of that as well. I think we will try and replace the blind without taking the inside skin off but if we need to, I think we can do it. Can you send a picture showing what you did?
You have returned the inspiration. I couldnít think of much to show in the photos, since I didnít take any with the skin off and now it just looks the same except the tint is darker and the shade works. Well, the door is much cleaner.

First I shot the photos looking through the door window and the front side window from the inside out so you can see the difference it makes in the color. Then I went outside and shot the two together. Then the inspiration struck. I got ambitious and did the front side window for before and after shots. I also included a shot of all four windows in the living and galley area. (Yes, Iíll admit it, the line from the handle is holding my old Braund Skyliner antenna up. I have new gears, just one more thing on the list. )

I also ran into a couple of gotchas. The bolt that holds the screen door to the outer door was secured with oversize pop rivets. As you can see in the photo, I got one to kind of hold, but the other simply falls out. A trip to the hardware store will solve that. The other is especially important. When the inner skin is installed, the friction makes it need much more tension to roll up the shade. That is as far as I have been able to retract the shade so far. It seems to go up a little further as I use it, so Iím hoping with a little more use it will improve. Use a lot more tension than you think is necessary!

There is a noticeable difference in temperatures you can feel between windows and the mini blinds from the window in front of the door to the one behind the door that hasnít been done yet. They are identical nonopening windows so they make a good comparison. When I get my IR thermometer back from my brother I will shoot the temps on these two windows and post an update.

I used Gila titanium window film from Home Depot. They claim it rejects 72% of the sunís heat. It really is a two person job, though. I could have really used an extra pair of hands. These Airstream windows are especially tough.

I really like the look from the outside a lot.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Door-Window-DSC00573.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	188.1 KB
ID:	65784   Click image for larger version

Name:	Front-Side-Window-DSC00574.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	183.5 KB
ID:	65785  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Front-2-Windows-1-DSC00575.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	201.5 KB
ID:	65786   Click image for larger version

Name:	Front-2-Windows-2-DSC00579.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	208.5 KB
ID:	65787  

Click image for larger version

Name:	All-4-Side-Windows-DSC00580.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	237.0 KB
ID:	65788   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gitzy-2-DSC00578.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	376.7 KB
ID:	65789  

__________________

__________________
Vaughan
vswingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 12:30 PM   #16
2 Rivet Member
 
Utahgoldrup's Avatar
 
1991 25' Excella
Salt Lake City , Utah
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 98
Thanks for posting pictures! I like the way it turned out. I am going to pick up some window tint tonight and take it with me this weekend while camping, hopefully it turns out as nice as what you have done!!
__________________

__________________
Utahgoldrup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 02:27 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
vswingfield's Avatar
 
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,773
Images: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utahgoldrup View Post
Thanks for posting pictures! I like the way it turned out. I am going to pick up some window tint tonight and take it with me this weekend while camping, hopefully it turns out as nice as what you have done!!
Yeah, the bluish cast from the outside goes well with the Excella stripes. Now to get the rest of them done.
__________________
Vaughan
vswingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 11:18 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
str8strm's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
Tujunga , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Utahgoldrup View Post
Thanks Bill! I'll try and get that thing out of there and replaced without having to take the door apart. When you pull the shade down, do you clip the bottom to anything or just let it hang and are you ever worried when you open it that the blind will roll up inside and get stuck?
Our new shade has about a 2-3 inch tab on the botton, with a snap in it. The male part of the snap is in the door below the window. When we pull it down, we snap it to keep it down and close to the glass. The original shade had the same snap in it. Ron
__________________

__________________
Ron and Debbie Lawrence
1985 345 Motorhome...... delightfully tacky......yet unrefined
AIR 7992
str8strm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement pull down shade chuman70 Windows & Screens 5 11-10-2014 02:53 PM
door shade BINDER Doors & Locks 3 11-29-2006 09:30 PM
Door Window Shade frozen chosen Windows & Screens 3 02-26-2006 12:09 PM
Rolling Shade in Door FlyFishInn Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 2 09-06-2005 11:31 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.