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Old 06-29-2009, 04:47 PM   #15
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It is pretty dark. I've been outside at night smoking and looked in and you can't see much with the lights on!
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:39 PM   #16
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Ours had dark wood blinds that didn't work right anyway, so we took them off and put up 2" faux wood blinds. They are a light honey color, not too dark, not too light. I got them at Lowes. We lucked out they were on the clearance rack. We only paid $17 each for them. The UV protection on the window tint should keep them cords from rotting in the sun. The PO had the blinds installed using the curtain track with bolts & nuts. We did the same with the new blinds. The front curved window how ever we will have a curtain for that I will make.I bought the Eclipse window drapery panels at Target (they sell them at Walmart, Kmart & Target) that I will use to make them with. Cuts out 99% of the light, and insulated. I am also going to make small panels for at either end of the blinds to finish off the look. This will also help keep the sun out were the blinds slightly pull away from the wall. We used the hold down brackets that came with them to secure the bottom slat to the wall. They were originally too long and I just had to shorten them. That was pretty easy, as they include directions with the blinds on how to do this. Both Lowes and Home Depot have a selection of off the rack faux wood blinds in white (levelor?), and HD has a little bit darker them mine honey oak color. They are of course more than $17 each. On average a 36" blind will run you about $30-$35; more if you choose the "Bali (in store) or Grandwood (online only)" brand at HD. some products are only online, others are available in the store.

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They have a variety of colors: white, cream, tan; and have both 1" and 2" size slats. You can choose the 2" faux woods or the 1" vinyl type depending on your style preference. I've seen the 1" size used in conjunction with the curtain in the track, if you have that still in yours (both top & bottom). We only have the top track in ours. Some of the choices in store can be cut to size, but this is really not necessary as the standard 35-36" size works fine. We used 2 separate blinds on the street side wall bleow the vista windows, as one large blind across would have been cumbersome to lift when we needed to. We attached the blinds with the bolts as this is how the PO did, and it seemed the best method due to the wall curve. You just have to drill a hole at each end of the blind in the header about 1 1/2-2" from the end (it depends on where the mechanisms are). Insert the bolts up in the track, feed through the header and secure underneath with the nuts. I will probably get some craft paint or something to paint the nuts with to camoflauge them. The last photo is the original dark wood blinds. If you have any other questions just PM me.

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:51 PM   #17
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It is pretty dark. I've been outside at night smoking and looked in and you can't see much with the lights on!

Just checked out your photos on your reno. They look really fab!

What did you use to redo the front of your fridge?

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Old 06-29-2009, 07:08 PM   #18
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Hi,

We had Tammy, Silver Threads on the forum, make our drapes, and they are thick enough to help block peeping toms at night. We also put the tinting on the windows, Terry did, and it really cuts down on the heat. We have 3 fantastic fans that we use if not really hot, and they work well.

So, any one of the 3 or any combination helps. The tinting has been on the windows for 2 years, and no bubble problems as yet, but if they do develope, replacing is cost effective for us. As Mary said, replacing the windows in a vintage is not an option, at least not for us.

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:44 AM   #19
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IS there a certain UV elastic out there to replace on the curtains Or will any I fined work?
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #20
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I used the countertop laminate from lowe's. It is the same one that is on the counter top. The old facing on the fridge comes off with two screws on the black trim. just cut the new using the old as a template and put it in the place of the old. Now you have a fridge that matches the rest of the interior or compliments it!
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:46 PM   #21
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I've just contracted the installation of Limousine black for my six large side windows and three smaller under windows. The price was a surprise $150.00 for the 9 windows. I expected more .. ?
Iíll be getting the install Thursday AM after I pick up the trailer with the new A/C installed.
Thanks arodregez60 for your comment on Item #: 45067 Model: 3001975 Sunshade Product. Iíll investigate the possibility of using it if it has good air flow. Iím a fresh air nut and I donít run the A/C unless I have to. Thatís a nice Airstream you have there! I like the guard dog too.
Wahoonc: Iíve used the peel off type window tints several times (on cars, trucks), I donít find fault with them but my preference is the standard stuck for life tint.
Thanks to all for your informative thoughts.

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I don't think you'll find any elastic that is UV proof. You can treat the fabric with a fabric guard/protection. Here's a link:

303 Products Inc.: 303 High Tech Fabric Guard

Where to Buy 303 Products. Complete On-line searchable database to find a 303 Retailer near you.

It looks like a variety of places carry their products, including Camping World,

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ic-guard/11461

and Napa auto parts to name a few. You can also find it online.

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I have had Sun Screen for quite awhile, works very well, but restricts airflow quite a bit, probably equal to the light restriction.
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Does anyone know what year Airstream went to tinted glass. Thanks for your response.
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Thank you for the link and advise
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I don't think you'll find any elastic that is UV proof. You can treat the fabric with a fabric guard/protection. Here's a link:

303 Products Inc.: 303 High Tech Fabric Guard

Where to Buy 303 Products. Complete On-line searchable database to find a 303 Retailer near you.

It looks like a variety of places carry their products, including Camping World,

303 High Tech Fabric Guard - Item - Camping World

and Napa auto parts to name a few. You can also find it online.

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No problem, glad I could offer some helpful suggestions. Post pics of how your tint and curtains work out.

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