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Old 06-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Mini blinds

As new Airstreamers, we have done many things to our unit which we are pleased with but we have made some mistakes also. We regret installing mini blinds and are removing them. We are very happy with the drapes we had made and closing them is a much better option for privacy than the cumbersome blinds. We will probably put cellular shades on a few windows including the bathroom, but not through out. While I gathered many good ideas from this forum, sometimes you have to learn by trial and error through experience. We have gained new insights from visiting with other Airstreamers and looking at their rigs and discussing the choices that they made.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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Thanks for the tip! Where did you get the blinds?
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:57 AM   #3
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There are nice blinds, Bali from Lowes. We just don't like having to put them up and down.
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I've got OEM miniblinds in my '06 Safari. They're a bit fussy to deal with but I do like having them partially open to allow some view or breeze to pass. They can be a PITA in the bed area because the comforter inevitably hits them every time we move at night -- so I have to leave them about 5" above the bottom of the window.

Cosmotini was at the Moraine View rally with a new CCD -- it had rollerblinds that looked interesting. They didn't use a roller lock but had a short lanyard that fit into a female receptacle on the lower frame; back pressure from the roller spring kept the blind taut. Two rivets at each end of the roller and two on the lower frame -- couldn't be simpler.
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I really like the "look" of mini blinds but don't like the way they hang away from the curve of the interior of the trailer. There are gaps on either side of the blinds that don't provide privacy, when needed. Has anyone found a mini blind solution with perhaps a track along the sides to hold the blinds against the curved lines of the interior?
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Bob, were the shades in the CCD day/night? We were in some 07's that had the day/night roller shades. Seem to be a good deal, as you could roll them completely up, partially down for daytime and clear down for night.
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