“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.”
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 ½ inch micro-blind, not 1 inch mini-blind. You could try to fit 1 inch mini-blind and report on its viability. ½ 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.