Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:12 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 726
Images: 2
I appreciate the feedback on all accounts. Also, the link to the supplier is most appreciated. Given their price direct from the supplier, I can only imagine how much they must cost through an Airstream dealer.
__________________

__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:23 PM   #16
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,574
Too funny! I hated everything about the Oceanair shades that came "stock" with my (now sold) '12 28' Intl CCD. They were either open or closed -- no way to let in just a little light. If they are down and you have the windows open, they only allow air through the sides .... which of course means you can't ever really completely darken the trailer. Then, as noted already, IF you unhappily forget to roll the shade completely straight into the cassette, the edges will fray. I also had one shade replaced under warranty because the backing separated. I replaced all of them with 1/2 inch mini blinds from blinds.com....and they worked really well. My (hopefully soon to be delivered) new Classic has two Oceanair shades...one in the galley and one in the bathroom. I've already received the mini-blind for the kitchen. They have this enormous aluminum fabricated frame in the kitchen that I will immediately remove and install my mini-blind. The bathroom I can tolerate. Just saying, not everyone loves the Oceanair thing....and when you see what they cost to replace...
__________________

__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:29 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 726
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by BAB View Post
They were either open or closed -- no way to let in just a little light. If they are down and you have the windows open, they only allow air through the sides .... which of course means you can't ever really completely darken the trailer.
Oh, I didn't know they functioned only in open or close position. No "in between" position, huh? Ok, I think this sealed the deal with my decision that they're not for me.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:32 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
AnnArborBob's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Chelsea , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,764
Images: 12
Oceanair v. Mini Blinds

Oh goody! Another item we can add to the list of controversial topics:

Gas v. Diesel
Vintage v. new
1/2 ton v. 3/4 ton
1/2 ton v. passenger cars
passenger cars v. 3/4 ton
Reese v. Hensley
Reese v. ProPride
Hensley v. ProPride
Solar v. generator

Vive la difference!

__________________
Bob Martel
WBCCI# 5766
AnnArborBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:34 PM   #19
4 Rivet Member
 
Cannonball's Avatar
 
2014 22' FB Sport
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 488
Images: 1
Don't forget:

Coke v. Pepsi
Crest v. Colgate
Grape v. strawberry
__________________
Cannonball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:35 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 726
Images: 2
[QUOTE=AnnArborBob;1555317]Oh goody! Another item we can add to the list of controversial topics/QUOTE]

Oh but surely not. If the question of how do you like your shades versus blinds turns into a controversial topic then someone is seriously bored or searching for something to be unhappy about.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:35 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Our miniblinds never came loose traveling even with the plastic clips, but they can if bumping into them. I fixed that by replacing the clips with small strong magnets.
__________________
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles

The Truth is More Important Than the Facts
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:37 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
AnnArborBob's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Chelsea , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,764
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post
Oh, I didn't know they functioned only in open or close position. No "in between" position, huh? Ok, I think this sealed the deal with my decision that they're not for me.
Not actually correct. The Oceanair blinds can be secured in a partially down (or open) position by placing the bar under the window opening latches as shown in this image. Obviously there is no "privacy" on the bottom.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0505.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	275.5 KB
ID:	228808  
__________________
Bob Martel
WBCCI# 5766
AnnArborBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:38 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
AnnArborBob's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Chelsea , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,764
Images: 12
[QUOTE=Frank&Mike;1555322]
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnArborBob View Post
Oh goody! Another item we can add to the list of controversial topics/QUOTE]

Oh but surely not. If the question of how do you like your shades versus blinds turns into a controversial topic then someone is seriously bored or searching for something to be unhappy about.
Just kidding, of course!
__________________
Bob Martel
WBCCI# 5766
AnnArborBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 05:51 PM   #24
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,574
...be careful when you hook them under the latches that you don't touch the raw edges of the shade, they will fray. (Don't ask me how I know this....that was another $100 lesson.)
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
StreamNTyme's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Carolina Low Country , South Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 699
Images: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnArborBob View Post
Not actually correct. The Oceanair blinds can be secured in a partially down (or open) position by placing the bar under the window opening latches as shown in this image. Obviously there is no "privacy" on the bottom.
This works great to let some light in.
I have two blinds available from the BR.
__________________
StreamNTyme
StreamNTyme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014, 07:26 PM   #26
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 726
Images: 2
[QUOTE=AnnArborBob;1555328]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post

Just kidding, of course!
I figured you were.

I'm struggling with how flimsy the mini blinds are. A slight touch causes them to crease and with 2 active Jack Russells the only solution for us right now is to raise the mini blinds where they don't have access to them to bend them. But since you show that the Oceanair shades can be hooked under the window latches that could be a solution for letting some light in.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #27
Rivet Master
 
AnnArborBob's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Chelsea , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,764
Images: 12
[QUOTE=Frank&Mike;1555388]
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnArborBob View Post

I figured you were.

I'm struggling with how flimsy the mini blinds are. A slight touch causes them to crease and with 2 active Jack Russells the only solution for us right now is to raise the mini blinds where they don't have access to them to bend them. But since you show that the Oceanair shades can be hooked under the window latches that could be a solution for letting some light in.
I get the sense that either the Oceanair or mini blind solution are subject to wear and tear under various day-to-day circumstances. We've had Jack Russells before (loved them!) and I have to tell you that nothing short of metal mesh is going to be Russell-proof! So, my suggestion would be to get whatever type of shading you prefer, use them judiciously around the dogs and be prepared to replace them from time to time!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Bob Martel
WBCCI# 5766
AnnArborBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2014, 11:23 AM   #28
Home of Vortex tuning
 
CDONA's Avatar
 
2013 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Spearfish , South Dakota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 523
Images: 9
I contacted the marine supply house that sells the Ocean air, looking for the shade pull latches. They referred me to the manufacturer. From there I requested extra latches to use on my stacked windows. So, in the kitchen, I can lower the shade over the top window, and leave the lower one to provide light. The bedroom, the same.
__________________

__________________
"Chip Tank" is in Paso Robles Ca..
CDONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OceanAir Shades? rgwatkin Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 32 11-25-2017 08:38 PM
Blinds vs. Oceanair Window Shades BAB Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 2 04-17-2014 05:48 AM
Oceanair shades Dee Cov Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 6 07-08-2013 04:57 PM
OceanAir Cassette Blinds - Tried Them? mstephens Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 11 10-24-2012 11:58 AM
OceanAir AS Part Numbers.... Mexray Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 9 06-29-2008 06:09 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.