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Old 05-08-2016, 07:38 AM   #15
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We replaced the dated wooden blinds in our 1992 350 Classic Motorhome as soon as we bought it in 2004. We purchased made to measurements double cellular shades that could be lowered from the top or raised from the bottom. They look great and help control light, drafts, and temperature variations in the coach. I also made new pleated drapes for the front cab and curved back bedroom windows and lined them with sun resistant fabric like you would for windows in your home. I've never understood why Airstream put such cheap and flimsy curtains in their trailers and motorhomes.

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Old 09-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #16
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Hi, mopariac. We originally considered doing something very similar with the windows which no longer had original curtains. Yours turned out very nice. Curtains aren't always my favorite thing, but it seemed like we were throwing out enough when we gutted the old interior. I just about killed myself to make the remaining curtains dark blue. They cover the front and back of the trailer. The remaining windows are covered with new blinds made from chenille and dark blue cotton duck. We got over our fear of screws a long time ago, so the new blinds are attached with screws over the windows. They're trimmed with matching cornices I made from a contrasting fabric and plastic baseboard trim made for linoleum floors.

The blinds are a flat piece of fabric with the side cut on a curve. The curves were folded back and edge-sewn to keep them to the sides. That was my no-peeky solution. I've made some very large Roman blinds for my house. Oi-vay! The cords! The AS blinds have simple ties at the top - two sets for each blind. Fabric to wall snaps hold them where we want them when closed.

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