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Old 11-12-2011, 08:54 AM   #15
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Question Plastic Tabs for Blinds

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We have the new rear bed version (same bedroom/window setup).

Doesn't bother us because what can they see? Only the corners of the bedroom and that takes some serious peeking effort. You can adjust the little plastic tabs on the pull strings to tighten things up, and that leaves quite a narrow gap.

I like your idea of a long thin cloth across the top, I guess that would be plenty, and could flip up and over if you tacked the sides.

I think the slatted aluminum blinds contribute greatly to the style of the Flying Cloud, a nice contrast in texture to the smooth aluminum walls. Classy, wonderfully designed interiors.

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I'm so glad you brought up those little plastic tabs. I have lost several and have no idea where to get more. Does anyone know????

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Old 11-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #16
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little plastic tabs

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I'm so glad you brought up those little plastic tabs. I have lost several and have no idea where to get more. Does anyone know????

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Up here in Canada you can get those kinds of things at BLINDS TO GO. You probably have a similar chain store type thingy near where you are, they tend to be ubiquitous.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:31 PM   #17
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MORE PICTURES PLEASE! LOL

there might be more tips in these threads:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...nds-49835.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...eas-60483.html

ladies, come stay in my trailer, i have curtains ;-)
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:05 PM   #18
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MORE PICTURES PLEASE! LOL

there might be more tips in these threads:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...nds-49835.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...eas-60483.html

ladies, come stay in my trailer, i have curtains ;-)
LOL~!

I've figured out what I'm going to do with the Fly at Night. Am going to sling a feather boa over the top wooden shelf and let it hang down both sides of the window. It will fill-in the gap.

It's light-weight and I like to add these pops of wackiness to the trailer.

They also come in many colours; the orange boa would match the orange bedspread.

Kinda sexy for a bedroom too....hehehehe



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Old 11-12-2011, 11:05 PM   #19
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Three SIMPLE CHEAP Fixes for gap-osis

  1. Take a piece of thin elastic, make loops at each end and stretch it between the window operators at night. Slip it between two slats and it will catch on the main cords of the blind, holding them and the blind closer to the window.
  2. Suction cups with hooks. Place on the window - or where you have two windows stacked - on the bulkhead between two windows. The hooks should be behind the main cords that raise and lower the blinds. Hook each side of the cords which will hold the blind closer to the curve of the trailer and prevent side gaps.
  3. Same principle as #2, but use those little 3M removable hooks, two to a window.
Each of these are dirt cheap, very fast and totally removeable.

OR you could go out and get those International blinds - which cost an Effen fortune!

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Old 11-13-2011, 05:44 AM   #20
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I worked with this guy a long time ago. His wife was nervous to be left alone at night. He told her "dont worry dear, just open the shades and nobody will bother you". Sal.
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multi-purpose boa

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LOL~!

I've figured out what I'm going to do with the Fly at Night. Am going to sling a feather boa over the top wooden shelf and let it hang down both sides of the window. It will fill-in the gap.

It's light-weight and I like to add these pops of wackiness to the trailer.
light on weight and can be used for privacy, decoration and exercise!

the suggestion from paula sounds good too. i'll have to try one of one of those tiny bungee cords in the galley window. it could double as a g-string too!
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:31 PM   #22
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OR you could go out and get those International blinds - which cost an Effen fortune!

Paula
I'm afraid the OceanAir roll-up vinyl shades in the Internationals offer the same view :-(

The first picture below is the view from my pillow. The second picture is of the windows over the lounge.
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I had the same problem with the day-night shades in my 2007 Classic, except that it was the lounge, not the bedroom that was public. I fixed it by making a curved piece of oak that I attached to the wall between the two windows. On the edge of the oak that faced into the trailer, I attached a 4" wide piece of plywood that I had covered with cloth to match the valences. That nicely blocked the gaps between the straight shades and the curved wall.

For the venetian blind in my galley, I replaced the plastic gadgets at the bottom of the blinds with rare earth magnets. The magnets hold the bottom of the blind tight to the wall, decreasing the gap a bit. A lot nicer than fumbling to get the little plastic pins into the holes on the bottom of the blind.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:53 PM   #24
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what did you put on the wall for the magnets to stick to?
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:51 PM   #25
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what did you put on the wall for the magnets to stick to?
The magnets are mounted in cups that have a screw hole in the center. I screwed them into the same holes that the plastic dodads were mounted in. The cups are steel. Once you place the magnets in the cups, they are in there pretty much for good.

You can order the magnets and cups from Rockler on the net. They come in packages of 10 each, so one order would fix 5 blinds using 2 magnets and cups for each blind. I have friends interested to buy my extra magnets and cups.
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Do you remember whether you ordered 3/8" or 1/2" from Rockler? I put in magnets for the site search and 3 sizes of magnets and cups came up.
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Seems to me Airstream should have made all the blinds WIDER by a few inches so they cover a bit of the walls and there would be no visibility around the bllinds! Of course it would cost them a couple pennies more...
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Do you remember whether you ordered 3/8" or 1/2" from Rockler? I put in magnets for the site search and 3 sizes of magnets and cups came up.
I used the 1/2" magnets, though the 3/8" would have been plenty strong enough. The 1/2" are big enough that I could use the original screw holes and still have the steel bottom of the blind easily reach the magnet.
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