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Old 04-07-2016, 12:55 PM   #1
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Has anyone extended the window curtain runners/tracts?

We have a 2010 25FB International with curved panoramic windows on both ends.

Really like the windows except: one can't see out all of the window area because the curtains, even when opened and held back as far as they will go, hide much of the side view!

Has any one found a way to extend the window curtain tracks so that the curtains can completely expose the windows? I can't believe that Airstream hasn't done either done this, or at least provided an upgrade option.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:04 AM   #2
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I agree! My solution:

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I unsnap the sides and gather the curtains around the posts, tucking extra fabric in behind.


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Old 04-09-2016, 09:56 AM   #3
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We have an 87 25' Sovereign with panoramics at both ends. When we made new curtains for the trailer we used a lot less material for width than what Airstream uses. Thus we have a lot less material bunched up when we open them.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:53 AM   #4
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BanbiWannabe: Thanks, that takes care of increasing the view on the sides, but - it decreases the view around the posts. We are looking at getting the curtains completely out of the way.
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msmcv51: I can see how that allows more view, but it also does't allow you to completely cover the windows - which we want to be able to do for when we are overnighting in a place like a Flying-J or Walmart. We need enough material to cover the windows, but want to be able to slide them completely out of the way of the windows.

Certainly there must be a way to extend the curtain tracts????
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Buy another track for each window and split with the existing track in the middle.

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Hey jagzoo,
How did masseyfarm's suggestion work? I too don't like the curtains hanging in front of the windows, (I paid extra for wrap windows by buying a later model so I want full viewage!). Did the extra tracks go in easily and curve the way you wanted them to?
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:30 PM   #8
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I've done on both my Flying Clouds. It's pretty easy but it depends on your trailer style. I'll try and post pictures tomorrow or you can contact me directly. I don't know why AS has these panoramic windows and the curtains block about 8" on each side. It makes a huge difference if your AS can accomodate the extensions.
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Oh I'd love to see photos! Especially where and how you attached the tracks. We have a 2004 International CCD 22'.
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First of all, not all AS will accommodate the extensions because there might be something in the way like a light fixture or lighting controls. This works best on Flying Clouds or similar equipped trailer with no obstructions for the extensions.
You can buy the tracks from a dealer but usually they come long enough to do 3 or 4 trailers including the bedroom if you so desire. The method I use sues existing holes for the extensions and just a couple of new holes for the end of the track and snaps to attach the curtains to the new ends of the curtain rails.
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