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Old 05-06-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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Ikea Curtain Tracks Work GREAT!

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.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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That's a great source, and they match really well. I agree, the rails we have are not ideal.

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
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Great job and Beautiful Interior!! Love the fabric you chose, thank you for sharing, I hope to be able to use these same rods for my 62 Tradewind!
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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Beautiful!!!!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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I love your fabric also. Any tips on finding fabric
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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Thanks! I found the fabric at Joann's, believe it or not! I had a 50% off coupon so it wasn't too expensive. Husband HATED it until he saw the curtains up and now he loves it. We just acquired another vintage camper (65 Holiday Rambler) and I am going to use the same curtain tracks....they are awesome!
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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That looks nice! Do you have a kitchen window over the sink? What did you do there? Same setup?
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:08 PM   #8
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Curtains are really nice - but I really like the use of the camp chairs and roll-up aluminum table in the trailer. Easy to move outside when you want, easy to store... leaves plenty of room for a futon on the floor - or a fold out ottoman that converts to a bed... very Zen. Minimalist and flexible. Could make even a tiny trailer feel big.

Is the couch on the end convertible to a bed also?

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Old 08-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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The curtain for the sink window is a coordinating striped fabric. I also used it to make the roll up blind in the bathroom. Not sure if you can see it well in this picture:

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The folding chairs and table were temporary until we got the sofa bed. They are our outside set now . The couch turns into a queen bed very easily and there is a huge storage compartment under the chaise.



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The pups really like it!
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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I like your camper colors, material, floor, countertop.. heck, I guess I LOVE it all!
What is the model name of the Ikea sofa?
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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It is the Friheten. I hate those darn Ikea names! Not sure it still comes in charcoal, but they have several other sleepers that would work. It was so easy to put together inside the camper, and it fits amazingly well.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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Ikea makes some nice roller blinds in grey,
Some are solar shades and some for black out.

The couch I got for mine was the Soderhamn.
A deeper cushion contemporary.
I wanted the Friheten but I had to have clearance
For the vertical propane storage compartment under the couch.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #13
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Inspirational! I'm still in the dismantling stage on my old Argosy but lining up repairs and improvements in this early stage. I have the vinyl/plastic fake wood "paper" that I could remove, maybe (seems not to want to budge with a hair drier except where it's already bubbled), or paint over. I see you did paint. What was your process, and materials? Krylon makes a plastic brush on paint now; is that what you used? Again, a very classy interior.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #14
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The walls are painted. We scrubbed with TSP, rinsed well, primed with Zinnser Primer, then painted. I think it was just Lowes paint. It has been about a year, and the paint is holding up great! The trailer was gutted when we painted it, which made it much easier. The woodwork is all stained a dark ebony. It looks like paint, but it is minwax stain with polyurethane. We had to make all the wood pieces, so we did not have to deal with the original wallpaper or vinyl laminate coating.

So far, so good
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