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Old 01-25-2014, 11:13 PM   #29
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I'm in the midst of sewing curtains for the Argosy and I find that new replacements for the original little white slides that are attached to elastic work very well. The old ones were a nightmare to move in the track--not so the new ones. Wonder how long before the new ones act the same way as the old, due to degradation/wear of the plastic? For the moment we're pleased with the function and look. When the tools are cleared out of the interior and the curtains completed, I'll post some photos. Hopefully, soon!
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:22 PM   #30
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Ikea Curtain Tracks Work GREAT!

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Sounds like yours works well.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #31
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I wanted more color in my AS. Replaced the white curtains with these. I used silver insulated fabric for the lining to keep the Texas heat out as much as possible. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:55 PM   #32
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where did you get your replacement slides that are working carolinda? thanks katie
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:57 PM   #33
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Oh, Aggie, what gorgeous pieces!
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:12 PM   #34
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I bought the slides from Vintage Trailer Supply, vintagetrailersupply.com. They come already equipped with the stiff elastic gizzies to sew onto curtains. When I sewed them on, I did so individually, about 2" to 2 1/2" apart along the already gathered or pleated length, back and forward stitching a total of three times. Twice didn't hold on one and had to take down and re-sew.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:45 AM   #35
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Thanks Skatiero. We've sine replaced the international with an Eddie Bauer. Not sure what I'm going to do about or with the curtains.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:30 AM   #36
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I was planning on using our Globe Trotter's original curtain tracks and bought plastic curtain carriers from VTS. The plastic curtain tabs from VTS fit the original track fine, but they are so sticky. I tried silicone spray in the track but it did not help very much.

Then I found these curtain tracks at Ikea! The curtain rail is about 5' long and is $5.99, the mounts are $2.50 each. We just screwed the mounts on to the existing curtain track and it works great! The curtain carriers and clip rings are $1.99 each for a package of 25. Such a bargain!

They look great in the Airstream, too! I mounted a curtain rail on the bottom to keep the curtains pulled tight at the bottom on the curved windows.
I really like this idea, but I'm confused on the last sentence. I have the same problem with my side windows having a slight curve from top to bottom and I'd love to see how you keep the curtain close to the wall. A picture would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #37
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Enived2, lovely work on the old Globtrotter.

My own use of much IKEA - bath, kitchen , wardrobe - can be seen on the link below:
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I really like everything you've done, curtains, sofa. I'm wondering about the walls. We have a 74 Excelsior with the original paneling, dark and drab. What did you put on your walls?
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