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Old 12-16-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Oceanair Shades

The look of the Oceanair Shades are really nice.

I searched the Airstream sight to see if they can be purchased, but no success. I wonder if they are available in various sizes which would fit the windows on a 2015 22 FB Sport?

For those of you that have them in your Airstream:

1. Do you like them?
2. Do they look like they are easy to install to replace mini blinds?
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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I ordered them directly from Ocean Air. They have the sized for Airstreams. They are expensive and do look good. However, if I had to do it again, I would have gotten them from Ikea at a lot less cost. No, the Ikea shades to not have the nice silver cover but they will hold up just as well as the Ocean Air.

No problem installing, look better than the mini blinds. Took care of light intrusion in the BR area for us.
The Ocean Air do fray a little on the edges, so you do have to roll them carefully. if you order them, make sure they send you the little bracket to hold the pull in place.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:43 PM   #3
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StreamNTyme - Thank you for the input and also for the suggestion on Ikea.
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Tell us more about that Ocean Air option... Never heard of it....
BTW I love your new AS interior!

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Old 12-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #5
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Tell us more about that Ocean Air option... Never heard of it....
BTW I love your new AS interior!

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Hey Annie. The best photo I've found is contained in post # 20 of the following thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...-119742-2.html

Click on the photo to enlarge it for a better view of the shades.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:47 PM   #6
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We had Colonial Airstream in NJ order the Ocean Air pull down shades directly Airstream. We have a Flying Cloud 25FB and wanted to replace the blind over the sink with a pull down shade. I also am taking the frosted glass out of the entrance door and replacing it with clear. For privacy, we have an Ocean Air Pull Down Shade mounted over the header on the door, and pull it down to cover the window at night. The Ocean Air Shades have an aluminum tube over the roll, so it looks great. The shades are sprung and need a(supplied) hook on below the window to hold them in the down position. Almost all the new trailers we looked at on the lot seemed to have the Ocean Air shades.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:03 PM   #7
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You ought to give the aluminum blinds some time before replacing them with shades. We like our blinds very much because we think they look much better than pulled shades, can control light and visibility as well as privacy within the Airstream by adjusting the blinds as desired. Another member removed his International factory shades and installed blinds for these reasons.

The little plastic clips that hold the bottom of the blinds can be a nuisance, replace them with small strong magnets. Because of the curved Airstream walls, the blinds or shades do not fit flush against the wall along the edges. Maybe that could be solved with some sort of side valance if it bothers you.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:09 PM   #8
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We had the dealer replace the mini blinds with Ocean Airs in our trailer when we bought it a year ago. Love them so far. The price the dealer quoted to us from airstream was high so we ordered them ourselves from Zarcor (OceanAir CABINshade (RAILshade) for sailboats and Airstream Trailers, from Zarcor, an authorized Oceanair Dealer, reseller.) at a significant discount (still pricy though) and just paid the dealer to install them.
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I have to say, I really like the Ocean Air shades. Simple to use and easy to keep clean!
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:27 PM   #10
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I have to say, I really like the Ocean Air shades. Simple to use and easy to keep clean!
After having both on three different units ... we will stay with the OceanAir ... +1
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Ocean Air for the BR works great, as stated above. Blinds let too much light in for sleeping comfort.

We left the blinds in the LR and added blinds to the LR center window over the dinette, so we do not have to pull the drapes shut every time we want to cover the windows. We also like them in the LR window as we can regulate the amount of light coming through.
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Give Airstream a call, that is where I got mine.
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Why would you pay a middle man, Airstream, for the shades when you can buy them direct from the company. Besides, Airstream has to order them from the supplier too and this will definitely take extra time & $$$. Give Oean Air a call, not Airstream.
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We are very happy with our Oceanaire blinds. In addition to the benefits previously stated, we can run with them pulled down (to minimize solar heat gain) and they stay put. I'm not sure that the mini blinds would be well behaved while under way.
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