Originally Posted by Dobber
at a recent RV show we saw the new trailers have these window treatment installed instead of the Alum mini blinds. got an estimate from our local AS dealer to have our FC retro fitted.
almost $ 1300 (yikes). does anyone know where we could buy these and install them ourselves ? i checked the Airstream store w/o any luck. ideas ?
They are called OceanAir Blinds - and if you use the SEARCH option you'll find several websites where they are sold - usually marine related.
They aren't inexpensive even if you order them from other sources than Airstream. They now offer more than one style of hold-down - one of the complaints about the originals is that they were either fully open or fully closed (until most of us noticed that you could catch the ends of the blinds under the window operators and get them to be half open (International/ Classic style windows). Some people have had problems with them fraying at the edges and they aren't child/dog friendly.
I have them and like them, but if cost is your big concern you might consider looking at some high end home blinds.
Roller Shades, Roller Blinds, Solar Shades & Sun Shades | Blinds.com™
Many people have NO idea you can get this kind of look in a roller blind. If you're REALLY "economy minded" many fabric stores sell empty roller sets - and you buy the fabric, iron on lining/backing and staple it on the blind yourself. You can go really custom that way.
Here is one site for the OceanAir blinds - there are sites with a lot more selection, but this was quick.
Oceanair Cabinshade Port & Hatch Shade at AhoyCaptain.com
Brace yourself for the prices.