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Old 11-16-2014, 06:44 AM   #29
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Thanks folks,
Re-thinking these old trailer is fun.
It's nice to see pictures of how people go about making their trailers fit them.
I'm getting around to explaining the bath door and the header/transom lite adventure in a new thread.
Happy Trails, Wm
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:35 PM   #30
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Just found this thread when linked to another. This looks exactly the type of solution we are looking for! ALUMINUMNUM I have a few questions: How are the blinds holding up 4 years in? Are you finding that they get dirty quickly being outside the screen? Assuming they are 1" aluminum blinds, had you considered 1/2" micro blinds why/why not? How was your experience with Blind Chalet and which model did you order if you can remember? I think we will select the brush aluminum finish you know...just because.

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Old 08-11-2015, 05:58 PM   #31
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Just found this thread when linked to another. This looks exactly the type of solution we are looking for! ALUMINUMNUM I have a few questions: How are the blinds holding up 4 years in? Are you finding that they get dirty quickly being outside the screen? Assuming they are 1" aluminum blinds, had you considered 1/2" micro blinds why/why not? How was your experience with Blind Chalet and which model did you order if you can remember? I think we will select the brush aluminum finish you know...just because.”




Hi There,

For me, the blinds look and operate as well as when new. Can't speak for others who have experimented with this. Sometimes they need a tap or swipe on the screen to get the slats to fall 100% into their web, but it's not inconvenient to do so. They function best when the trailer is level. The installation has proven durable.

I've never cleaned them, they're pretty safe between the outside glass and inside screen. If you leave your windows open in a windstorm, I'm sure that the blinds would blow away along with your “Curved Cornings”. If it's breezy, you must pull them up or anchor the bottom rail.

I did not consider 1 inch mini-blinds. The installation illustrated is inch micro-blind, not 1 inch mini-blind. You could try to fit 1 inch mini-blind and report on its viability. inch works for sure.

I found Blind Chalet to be competent and timely. The brand I chose was the only one that offered sky blue. Before ordering, I hung silver, black, and beige(to blend with original vinyl walls) cardboard panels over the windows to get a feel for the color and spacial effect. Sky blue over the windows has a positive subliminal affect on me. Michigan is fairly overcast. On a grey day, the blue light reflected through the slats feels happier. The “blue outdoors” makes the little trailer feel more open when actually closed.

Embassy 1/2” micro-blind, Federal Blue. Widths 16”, 28”, 38”. Outside Mount. 21” length

What size worked for me, should be confirmed for your application. You may want more or less side clearance. It's really nice to have the blinds out of the way. Perhaps try one window and see if it works for you.


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Old 08-12-2015, 06:22 PM   #32
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I am going to try these on my '66 Safari....the look you have created is awesome!!

Any chance we can see pics of what you have done to your bathroom?
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:11 AM   #33
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I ordered some blinds for the kitchen window as a test to see how it worked. Installed them last night. Because of the curve of my trailer, I wasn't able to screw them to the window frame from the outside. So, I did it from the inside instead and they came out perfect! It's so nice to have the curtain gone from the galley and to pick up more counter space. They are brushed aluminum and go very well with the trailer. I took a picture but you can hardly see them because they blend in so well with the aluminum. I am going to order another set for the bathroom window.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:32 AM   #34
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I have both free hanging curtains and roll down shades in our 66. Got get some of these blinds. They really look clean and tasteful
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Fixed windows?

What a great idea! We are going to do this on our '67 Tradewind. Question though... I'm wondering what people have done with the lower fixed windows on curbside (about 16x10) and on the streetside (about 28x10)? Did you put blinds in those as well? Same width as on the windows above them, or wider since there is no hardware?
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:05 AM   #36
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I did not but wished I had. I will be adding them with vhb tape for attachment.
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Hello,

I have one stack window by the door. I didn't cover it. I have extra slats to do something there, but haven't yet. A micro-blind headrail taped into the cavity sounds good.
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