Originally Posted by krd1155
These look awesome! How are these secured at the bottom of the drape? We have a 67 Caravel
and while the clips are still in the track at the top, there are only small brackets on either side at the bottom - do we run a thin cable of some kind?
I'd recommend having a T-track (see pic) replaced in the bottom,(current track offered by Airstream, at a pretty decent price)measure the distance top and bottom, and Audrey can fit the rails to the required hardware (plastic tabs) you have. it is hard to find anything from over ten years ago. You can also just be a little smarter, unlike myself and replace both tracks top and bottom with the T-tabs track and make life real easy for you on installation and Audrey in matching the tabs.
Give Mark or Ben a call at Out Doors Mart (ODM) or Andy at Inland RV, and they can set you up. JPA drapes will be real snug, but move effortlessly on the new tracks. Others may be able to do the same, But Audrey will make sure before she cuts the drapes, that the hardware matches with what you have and the measurements are exact. The T-tabs are the way to go as they have an elastic band that stretches. I think the two rails in the bedroom area of the coach cost me about $200 installed to include brackets and screws. Tim at ODM used what A/S recommended and installed seven brackets per side for a total of 14 brackets and that is the trick to a set of snug functional set of drapes.
I did remove the shade by the way as it wasn't needed anymore.