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Old 11-06-2007, 06:55 AM   #15
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New Window Treatments in whole house

While we were at Jackson Center we asked about sizes for the Oceanaire cassette shades. They have a window diagram ready for all the recent airstreams (our 2005 is same as 2008, apparently). We were pleasantly surprised by their prices for these, they were at least 1/3 less than yacht supply stores. Took a couple hours to install and we're loving them. We don't have the problem Andy mentioned about the gap -- most of our windows the blind will neatly tuck against the window lift, just like it did with the original roller shades.

Yeah, they're expensive. If they last it'll be worth it. We use them every day, they look much much better than the original roller shades, and work well. The original roller shades work just as well, too. (how's this for balanced perspective?)
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:34 AM   #16
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Where's the pictures Jim? I, for one, would like to see the quality and fit of these blinds.

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Old 11-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #17
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Where's the pictures?

Hi Brad,
The pictures are on the way. The only ones I have are from Perry GA vendor show in one of their new Airstream Internationals or Sports. I'll get a few tomorrow from my trailer and post them asap. Thanks for asking!
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:29 PM   #18
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I have just installed roll down blinds from Ikea in my 64 Globetrotter.
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To keep them flush against the wall, I used Ikea hooks at the bottom of the blind. I will publish pics soon. They were reasonble in price ($40) and work like a charm. No valance needed!

I have also used Roman shades with good results, but found that dealing with the folds was problematic. It was just too good a dust catcher. I like the clean lines and the general ease of care of the rollups.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:49 PM   #19
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I'm such a slacker! We are emptying our house to close and move out, prepping our 25 a little more, and learning to enjoy retirement. I will picture the OCEANaire shades tomorrow (Wednesday 11/28) and picture them here posthaste thereafter.

Thanks for not beating us up on this -- you are great people!
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:21 AM   #20
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Jim, Since you are closing up the house I will assume the A/S becomes Home for a while! What did you do with the original shades from your 2005? I would be interested in them if you want to get rid of them. PM me and let me know what sizes you have and what you want for them. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:22 PM   #21
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OceanAIR pics

Here are some fresh pictures from our CCD 25 into which we installed the OceanAIR shades September 2007. (I hope this works, and I will post these to Forums photos tonight also)
http://lh5.google.com/dreamstreamr/R...I/IMG_2814.jpg
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You may see these cassette shades are closer to the wall surface than roller shades because of the way the mounts and cassettes are arranged. And with the sizes Airstream Co Customer Service helped us select most of the shades just fit between the window lifts on our CCD, so tuck in very neatly and have almost zero gap for those dozens of people trying to look into our Airstreams without first knocking on the door.

The background story:

We were not happy with the plain look of the white vinyl roller shades with open wall mountings. The first time we saw the OceanAIR shades we thought, this is THE solution. We shopped these online and were shocked with the costs from yacht outfitters. Nonetheless we sent inquiries to two yacht outfitters. Zero responses. Okay, call it beginner's luck -- we might have done something outrageous if they had offered good customer service, like purchased from them.

Instead we two months later were at Jackson Center for unrelated business and spent a little more time in the "Store" than we planned. Found one slightly nicked OceanAIR shade at 1/2 price. Thought, what the heck, let's try it. Installed it in the bathroom. Looked so sharp. Went back and with excellent help from Customer Service staff we purchased the other six shades. They gave us a price of approx $700 for all, well less than the yacht outfitters. Required approx two hours to install these -- the one over the dinette table is sort of in the roof locker and took one of the two hours by itself. No, it took two hours by itself. That's another story. Ask me and I will share it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:51 PM   #22
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Whoops, picture urls may not work

I apologize if the urls I placed in previous post doesn't link you to the pictures of the OceanAIR shades. You probably could copy them out to a browser window and see them or you can now find them on this forum's photographs under the category of Airstreams 2000s or by finding Dreamstreamr's photos in this forum. We haven't posted all that many (and the pictures are fascinating anyway) so it shouldn't be too painful to find these four pictures.

Thanks for your good-hearted patience. (okay, I'm just assuming that's what kept you from berating me for being so slack about getting these to the forum)
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:00 PM   #23
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Smile Roof lockers and roller shades

Our 2005 CCD 22 had only two roof lockers, for roadside and curbside. The roller shades were mounted recessed into the bottom of the curbside roof locker (above the dinette). The roller shades were mounted to the wall under the roadside roof locker (over the galley). We thought it was kinda odd to do them so distinctly differently but declared it one of the divine oddities of Airstreams. We would have been no more surprised if another 2005 CCD 22's roller shades were installed differently from ours.

The interesting part to this, really, is the task we anticipated if we wanted to change our window treatments on the CCD 22. The recessed roller shade was mounted so you could remove the roof locker to access the screws holding the shade's brackets. Really! We decided, if we were to install levolors or something, we would have to abandon the old brackets and just push them over and out of the way somehow. Removal of the roof locker just didn't seem worthwhile.

Our new Airstream, a 2005 CCD 25 (built four months later in 2004 than the 22 was) is done differently. The recessed roller shade was installed with screws through the end brackets up into the recess of the roof locker. Not a difficult reach to unscrew and remove these.

Thank you to the production designer/manager or the mechanic who wised up and installed the recessed roller shade brackets in a maintainable manner.[IMG]images/smilies/wally.gif[/IMG]
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #24
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Leftover roller shades

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We saved the roller shades and brackets from the seven windows. We will decide very soon whether any of these should be used in our '79 Argosy. Regardless some of these will be available and we'll be happy to figure out how to get them to you. Check with us after December 6? Thanks.
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