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Old 05-08-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Replacement for accordian door?

Newbie here... We have a 65 globetrotter that is missing the accordion door to the bathroom , all the hardware is gone too. I an looking for a quick fix till I have more time to replace original. Has anyone used a tension curtain rod? Thanks for any ideas

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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I purchased a folding door, wood look, at Home Depot. I would think a tension curtain rod would work although I am very pleased with the folding door and not expensive at all.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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We used C clamps to hold a bar across the doorway and hung a shower curtain from that.

Eventually, we put back the original aluminum channel and made a new accordion door to match the curtains.

The new accordion door was made using plastic vertical blind slats (like those for sliding glass doors) in long vertical pockets sewed in a double thick door curtain. I riveted the curtain sliders into the holes at the top of the slats, catching the curtain material too, to hold everything up.

It helps to have the original hardware. But as long as you have something to stiffen the front edge and some sort of catch to hold it shut, you'll be fine.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Thanks! Next time we are in the city we will have to check one out at home depot, I kinda want to see in person if it's something I want to use! I went at put up a tension rod, works ok. Just hope it doesn't fall down all the time .

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #6
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I used vertical blinds to remake something similar to what was in our trailer originally. (But the new blinds are fabric instead of vinyl.)

Here's a link that has good pictures of what I made for our trailer:
1959 Airstream Overlander, "Someday": A bunk bed too...

Here's a link about that tells how I made them (with an airformums link that shows where I got the idea.)
1959 Airstream Overlander, "Someday": Room Dividers, the details

Hope it helps.
(That curtain and tension rod looks like it will work pretty good for now, though.)

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:08 PM   #7
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Thanks for that link.... The room dividers look great!!! I could totally make that, just gotta figure out replacement hardware.
I love the bunk bed too! We are going to have to add one in the next few years. Soon our 5 year old and 2 year old will not both fit on the gaucho.
Great tips thanks!

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