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Old 04-14-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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New Curtain System?

Has anyone done a new curtain system in an old trailer? When it comes to curtains, I'm not really concerned about original stuff. I want something that works well.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Curtians? You want to find out about Curtians-

You may just find what you are looking for here-

http://www.airforums.com/forum...splay.php?f=39

and probably much, much more The wealth of info. in many of the threads is truely awsome!

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I don't know. It looks like everyone is looking for original stuff in these threads. I'm looking for someone who has simply used a whole new system to see if that might be the way to go for me.

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and probably much, much more The wealth of info. in many of the threads is truely awsome!

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Old 04-14-2005, 01:12 PM   #4
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Ah, now I see where you're going-

Hunter Douglas shades are what we are putting in our GT, very clean, contemporary lines, (have a couple of things we need to finish before we do the windows!) take a look here-

http://www.hunterdouglas.com/our_products.jsp

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Bambi's Dad: I'm with you on this one, and I wish I had an answer. We just removed all the old-style curtains from our '76 Safari not just because they weren't in great shape, but because I really don't like the style of curtains they put in the trailers, with the pleats and all that. And that track system!?! What's that about? It took brute force and power tools just to remove the old curtains for cleaning. So now that I'm not putting back what was there, I need to come up with something new. I've been looking through the forums and vintage Airstream photos online, but I haven't come up with anything yet.

I'd love to see some pictures of something really original.
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Has anyone done a new curtain system in an old trailer? When it comes to curtains, I'm not really concerned about original stuff. I want something that works well.
Are you talking about retro-fitting with the T and G clip system?
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Yes, we are on the same page. I'm going to start at Camping World, (There is one by me) and go from there.

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Bambi's Dad: I'm with you on this one, and I wish I had an answer. We just removed all the old-style curtains from our '76 Safari not just because they weren't in great shape, but because I really don't like the style of curtains they put in the trailers, with the pleats and all that. And that track system!?! What's that about? It took brute force and power tools just to remove the old curtains for cleaning. So now that I'm not putting back what was there, I need to come up with something new. I've been looking through the forums and vintage Airstream photos online, but I haven't come up with anything yet.

I'd love to see some pictures of something really original.
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Are you talking about retro-fitting with the T and G clip system?
I'm not sure. I'm a 100% idiot with the curtain thing as of this point.
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I'm not sure. I'm a 100% idiot with the curtain thing as of this point.
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Check out the work the wife did on our curtains for the 64GT last Summer.
About 50$ for materials and, approx 10 hours of labor. These pictures only show the side curtains..She also did the front curtains and the one over the kitchen sink as well..
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Yes, we are on the same page. I'm going to start at Camping World, (There is one by me) and go from there.
I'm not near a Camping World so I haven't checked there. I found a track system different from the one that's in my Safari at a marine supply place online. I might try to make my own curtains (sans pleats) using this system. But I was really looking for something more decorative than this. I saw a flexible curtain rod made from clear PVC tubing at a home interior store and I'm wondering what I might do with it. I've also seen some wire systems online and was wondering if something like that might work. -J
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I know this is not what you are looking for, but this is what I did for my 64s windows. Shopping at one of those thrifty stores one day I come across these terry cloth dish towels that had a 4in. decorative band at one end. The wheels started to turn. The short of it, I grabbed about 5 packs of three at 2.99 a pc. Useing the smaller type of U hook for curtains I was able to use the original sliders in the the tracks. It says camping to me, not living room.
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Wow, she really rocked on that deal. Looks great! What track system did you use?
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Both options are viable. I have no curves to contend with, so that makes thing easier. I was thinking a simple piece of polished out aluminum rod top and bottom and some kind of simple ornament at each end to keep it all in place. It would make the cutain making pretty easy. My girlfriend could easily pull that kind of sewing off.

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I'm not near a Camping World so I haven't checked there. I found a track system different from the one that's in my Safari at a marine supply place online. I might try to make my own curtains (sans pleats) using this system. But I was really looking for something more decorative than this. I saw a flexible curtain rod made from clear PVC tubing at a home interior store and I'm wondering what I might do with it. I've also seen some wire systems online and was wondering if something like that might work. -J
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Useing the smaller type of U hook for curtains I was able to use the original sliders in the the tracks. It says camping to me, not living room.
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Silverhawk -- Do you have pictures? I saw some kitchen towels on sale at a Crate & Barrel store just yesterday that I considered for curtains in my kitchen area. I'm not sure what kind of "U hook" you're talking about, but I like your thought about camping vs. living room.
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