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Old 05-05-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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Final decision on window coverings

I have been going back and forth on whether to stick with curtains, install blinds or go with shades. A while back I attempted to install blinds between the window and the screen but found it to be harder to figure out than it was worth. I never did like our pleated curtains that came with our trailer so we decided to go with string-less shades from Home Depot. I have attached a few pictures to show my no-peeky design. We also pulled up our shag green carpet and put down some commercial-grade PVC flooring.
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The pleated shades look great and very up to date. That's very avant-garde for a 40+ year old Airstream.

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Thanks Brian...thought I would share so others might see another option...Happy Streaming
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These look very nice. I think I may go this route. Thanks!

I asked Colonial for a quote to put shades in the master of my 2014 FC 30. They said they could not do the back windows because it was "too big". For the other four windows, they quoted me $750 minus 10% discount.

I like this idea better. My hold up is drilling holes into the inside of my Airstream. I am not psychologically prepared to do that yet.
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FCStreamer, Colonial said the rear window was too big? I have a single 72" wide shade covering the two side-by-side windows in the living room. And to let you know, the wood frame is attached mainly to the top and bottom with only 2 small rivet holes in the wall just under the top for a stabilizing bracket. If they ever got changed to something different, I could just fill the holes with rivets and only I would know they weren't doing anything but filling the hole.Good luck with whatever decision you go with!!
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Yes, I thought that was odd (the too big part). I'll have to measure but I am liking your solution a lot. I just have to learn how to make and cover holes in aluminum.
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I have been covering holes in the Airstream for years. My personal favorite is a stainless steel panhead screw. It just always looks like it belongs there. The next best would be an Olympic rivet. A standard pop rivet would be my last choice but would be fine also.

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I am complete noob when it comes to this. I'm thinking I will drill a hole straight through the trailer wall and into the outside.

So if these rivets are used inside

http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Rivet...-of-100-106285

Then it stands to reason the walls are at least that thick, otherwise the rivets would stick out the other side, correct?

And I am assuming you can put a rivet in a hole just to cover it up?
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No need to drill to the outside. Just fill the inside hole with a screw or rivet.

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Looks very tidy, practical and freshwhat sized blinds did you get ? I don't like the pleated curtains .

Love the floor too. Very nicely done.
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Love em, mind if I borrow your ideas?


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Those are so elegant looking! Thank you very much for posting - I would definitely like to use your idea, if I may.
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That is a great idea! Thank you for sharing
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Yes, feel free to use any idea I have

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Love em, mind if I borrow your ideas?

If I can help in any way, just let me know...I will show all of the renovation as I complete each project, including bathroom, upholstery and hide-away tv stand next to the couch.
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