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Old 08-29-2016, 03:25 PM   #15
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I had mini blinds in one trailer.
This trailer has those paper looking day/night shades with the strings on both sides.
Of all RV window treatments I prefer the pleated curtains in old school Airstream trailers like mine.
I'm not sure any come with pleated curtains any more, maybe out of concern that it looks like grandmother's house and a younger buyer might not like it.

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Old 08-29-2016, 04:48 PM   #16
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or maybe pull the mini blinds up when the windows are open?? works for me. has the alum blade that is perfect and the price is not bad.

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HI Tony-

sound alike some great advice here!

Only one caution about mini-blinds in trailers--as windsurfers, we tend to be in very windy areas, and mini-blinds do not like wind! We had them in an earlier trailer and it was a constant problem. Of course the Ocean Air shades aren't going to work with the windows open in windy conditions, either, but the curtains that Airstream supplies surprisingly work very well--you can close them, and then just leave a gap for air to come through and they work well, even in high wind.

If you're not camping in the wind, no problem!

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Old 08-29-2016, 07:13 PM   #17
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Mini blinds

The thread was from 68 overlander. I have a 68 Tradewind. We got them from blinds chalet. Always seems they are half price. But they work great. I put the blinds between the screen and the window. Attached to the screen with some heavy duty 3M double sided tape. Went on a 2500 mi trip and they are hanging just fine.
Best idea yet. Cleared up the space that those accordion curtains take up.
They tell you exactly how to measure. They custom make them for your windows. Got them within 2 weeks.
Myrna is pleased.

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Old 08-29-2016, 10:45 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the great leads and advice. I will go through the sites. It looks like I have a little thinking to do.

Hey Bob, Long time hope all is well and you have been doing all the camping and restoration you want to.

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Old 08-30-2016, 06:32 PM   #19
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You can also build a valence that extends down the sides to hide the fact that the blinds don't match the curve.

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