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Old 04-03-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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New blinds

I have a recently purchased 79 31' airstream that I'd like to put blinds in the front. Any recommendations. I know they need to fasten down at the bottom but how do you then get clearance for the window latches?

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Old 04-03-2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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We purchased our blinds and soft light shades from JC Penney, they had the best price. You can order the hold downs but we replaced them and use Velcro strips instead. There are a couple ways to get by the latches. One is to just let them stick through the blinds. The second is to build a shadow box around the window frame so the blinds will not rest against the window and give clearance to the latches. You may prefer this arrangement since it gives a neat appearance to the sides and completely closes them off giving you more privacy. Plus you do not need the annoying hold downs and the blinds will operate much easier.

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Old 04-03-2006, 09:48 AM   #3
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Or you could just shorten the single blind strip that interferes with the handle.
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