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Old 02-19-2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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They just went Poof!

I washed my curtains so that I could take them apart and use them for patterns. WELL!! I opened the washer and it looked like a dandalion gone to seed! I had one huge puff of disinigrated fabric and what you see in the picture is what is left.

My problem is I don't know how the height of each curtain. This is for a 72 Tradewind. is there anyone out there that would be willing to measure their curtains for me? I can't take a measurement from the AS becasue we have removed the bottom interior skin and that is where the bottom curtin brackets attach.

Thanks Annette
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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Are those the front curtains? If they are I can give you measurements from the curtains on my 75 Tradewind. I can get them tonight while I'm there.

There are a taller set of curtains that cover the front stack windows that I am missing so I wont be able to get those measurements for you. Hopefully someone else here can. I could use them also.

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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Torii,

They are what's left of ALL of them! I would appreciate any help at all.

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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You might want to searce the member list for other owners with the same trailer, or post this in the forum under your trailer year and model
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:34 PM   #5
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Same thing happend to me two days ago. I took them out to wash them and they pretty much disentegrated. I measured the distance from the top curtain rail to the bottom rail of each setting. I found a lady that is redoing my guacho sofas and she is going to redo the curtains. Unfortunately this isnt cheap. I wish I would have paid attention in sewing class!!!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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Annette,
That STINKS. I guess we got really lucky when we washed the curtains from our '87. They came out unscathed.

I did the advanced memer search for you and it looks like AZFLYCASTER would be your best best for a forum member who has the same trailer as you. Others include TORII, BMKLAWT, and PEPSI.

Good luck.

The moral of the story...Measure twice...wash once. Sorry I just couldn't help it.
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He's the guy: James Ambruso, made new curtains for us. 813.845.7686
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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Also, remember to wash the fabric BEFORE the curtains are cut and made... I think the previous owner to my 72 Tradewind forgot to do this; my curtains are in good shape, a very pale blue, but they hang, maybe, 1/4"-1/2" TOO SHORT... so they literally "hang" from the top rail... the little plastic pieces that hook on the slide-rail just won't reach! Pull and pull as I may... not gonna happen until I make new ones...

I can get you the measurements as well... if you still need them...
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #9
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Also, remember to wash the fabric BEFORE the curtains are cut and made... I think the previous owner to my 72 Tradewind forgot to do this; my curtains are in good shape, a very pale blue, but they hang, maybe, 1/4"-1/2" TOO SHORT... so they literally "hang" from the top rail... the little plastic pieces that hook on the slide-rail just won't reach! Pull and pull as I may... not gonna happen until I make new ones...

I can get you the measurements as well... if you still need them...

I would love them measurements. I'll just add another 1/2 inch to your measurements.

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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Here goes Annette:

Back windows above twins measure:
42" wide pulled tight on the ones closest to the kitchen
36" wide " " " " " " " " bathroom

Because mine shrunk at some point I measured the space between the hanging rails:
31 3/4" tall

Moving forward! Facing the dining table, entry door to the right, the windows right next to it:
The hanging rails measure 25 1/2" wide but mine is covered with
(2) 18 1/2" wide curtains
Once again, the incredible shrinking curtains made me measure the space inbetween the rails as:
34 1/4" tall

Front right curved area:
57" wide (I made the tape measure chase the curve around from the center, make sense?)
24 1/4" tall (space between rails)

Front left curved area:
57" wide (chased again!)
24 1/4" tall (space between rails)

Lastly, windows on your left or to the right of the sink...
Believe it or not! It's the same as the window by the door:
Rails are 25 1/2" wide
(2) 18 1/2" curtains are covering that space
34 1/4" tall

I didn't measure the sink window... I assume no curtain there, but correct me if I'm wrong Let me know if ya need it!

Now, I'm no seamstress but remember those heights I gave you are ACTUAL... when your figuring out the height of the finished product ie. curtains make sure to remember the dohickies your using to attach them to the rails ie. metal rollers/wheelies at the front & plastic tabs thingamabobbers at the back... does that make any sense at all??? hope so! you know, cause those things help stretch the curtains into the rails/tracks.... yaaaa, I'll stop rambling now... you probably know exactly what I'm talking about without all that mumbo-jumbo...

Hope I helped
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #11
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Here are the measurments from the front windows of my 75 tradewind. (I just happen to have them out at the moment...)

2 seperate sections - 70 wide inches and 24" tall. The elastic/slides extend an additional 1/2 inch top and bottom.

hope that helps.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:39 AM   #12
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Shari, Torii,

Thank you both so much. Now I can make curtain! I love this forum!

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