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Old 02-25-2005, 06:22 PM   #15
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Did you end up removing the windows yourself or let the shop do that work? Does your trailer have any non-opening windows? The research I did didn't show any. Our 72 Soveriegn has additional non-opening windows under most of the front side windows. Of the top of my head there are 3. I'm not sure how those would be tinted, other than just from the inside of the trailer.

We have a rock shield/shade over the front window, so I could cut some of the cost by not tinting them.
As for removing the windows..I didn't. I just took the window adjust handles off to allow the screens to come off then made sure the window edges and frames were cleaned very well. The installer has to make sure the film is cut well enough to not leave any gaps so it's a job you have to be around for to watch.
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:39 AM   #16
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Great information! Thank you once again!
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I've been thinking of getting rid of the old (shabby) drapes in my '77 and replacing them with a mirrored window tint. I understand (perhaps wrongly?) that some glass films exist which can provide privacy even at night with the interior lights on. I love the minimal 'space capsule' feel of the airstream and i think removing the drapes will exaggerate that effect.

Bad idea?

(See attached pics of a public toilet in Paris. This is the sort of privacy film i'm talking about.)
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:55 PM   #18
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I've been thinking of getting rid of the old (shabby) drapes in my '77 and replacing them with a mirrored window tint. I understand (perhaps wrongly?) that some glass films exist which can provide privacy even at night with the interior lights on. I love the minimal 'space capsule' feel of the airstream and i think removing the drapes will exaggerate that effect.

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(See attached pics of a public toilet in Paris. This is the sort of privacy film i'm talking about.)
Betty,

I like the idea, I talked to a rep from CPF (film manufacturer) There is tint available that will block interier views, even with lights on) she said that it's not legal for car or motorhome use but Travel Trailer use would be OK. This product would require professional installation. Check/search for privacy interior films and locate a pro in your area.

Please post if you persue this.
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:10 PM   #19
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I've been thinking of getting rid of the old (shabby) drapes in my '77 and replacing them with a mirrored window tint. I understand (perhaps wrongly?) that some glass films exist which can provide privacy even at night with the interior lights on. I love the minimal 'space capsule' feel of the airstream and i think removing the drapes will exaggerate that effect.

Bad idea?

(See attached pics of a public toilet in Paris. This is the sort of privacy film i'm talking about.)
Would love to know if you go this route. Would be interesting to see a mirror finish trailer with mirror tinting. Would really change the look. Might be too much, as the windows would nearly disappear.
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There's an older bambi model at the Airstream dealer I use, they have it out front, it's painted bright yellow and has mirrored tint on the windows. It looks a little too much for my liking. I prefer the dark smokey tint next to the aluminum shell...looks very classy. I also redid the screens in solar black screening which adds to the privacy factor during the day even with the windows open. At night I keep the patio lights on the awning on and roll down the blinds except for the windows looking out onto the patio...you can see out but not in to the casual walker-by... unless you have a peeping tom type!
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There's an older bambi model at the Airstream dealer I use, they have it out front, it's painted bright yellow and has mirrored tint on the windows. It looks a little too much for my liking. I prefer the dark smokey tint next to the aluminum shell...looks very classy. I also redid the screens in solar black screening which adds to the privacy factor during the day even with the windows open. At night I keep the patio lights on the awning on and roll down the blinds except for the windows looking out onto the patio...you can see out but not in to the casual walker-by... unless you have a peeping tom type!
Did you have experience with re-screening? I have some screens that need to be redone and might consider tip-to-tail re-screening with solar black. Is there much of a viewing difference from inside with the black screen? Have any pics from inside out?
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I'd never rescreened before. I bought a roll of black solar screening, the screen tubing and the screening tool from Home Depot. I screwed up the first one but kept going and learned the knack of pulling with one hand to keep it tight and feeding with the other hand. I found a putty knife in the back pocket with the screeing tool was handy. The second screen was near perfect and I just kept on going til they were all done. They look great! and your vision from inside to outside is just as a normal grey screen. Can't do any photos right now as they are off and in the shed with the new drapes and roll blinds while I finish off the flooring and countertops ( too much dust and grime around).
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I'd never rescreened before. I bought a roll of black solar screening, the screen tubing and the screening tool from Home Depot. I screwed up the first one but kept going and learned the knack of pulling with one hand to keep it tight and feeding with the other hand. I found a putty knife in the back pocket with the screeing tool was handy. The second screen was near perfect and I just kept on going til they were all done. They look great! and your vision from inside to outside is just as a normal grey screen. Can't do any photos right now as they are off and in the shed with the new drapes and roll blinds while I finish off the flooring and countertops ( too much dust and grime around).
Not a problem on the pics, just thought if you had them it would be good to see for myself. I can certainly take a bad screen and give the black a try. If I don't like it, no problem, I just redo the screen. It is good to hear that it was your first time, as it will be mine. I am getting cabin fever now, and cant wait to get started. I'll have to look, maybe this is a project that start now in the house.
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