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Old 03-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Venetian blinds

Looking for good source of (1) brackets to hold the bottom of blinds in place (old ones have broken) and (2) advice on upgrading current mini-blinds to more modern and user-friendly product for window privacy.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Window Shades

These were a little pricey, about $90 each. But they look great, no strings, no bars, no bouncing around like mini-blinds. East to install. Look towards the bottom of the link for specific Airsteam kits.

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OceanAir RAILshade from Zarcor, an authorized Oceanair Dealer, reseller.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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I love the oceanair's, but I can't afford them right now.

I went with IKEA gray roller shades, they look great but don't completely black out sunlight. 22.00 each.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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I love the oceanair's, but I can't afford them right now.

I went with IKEA gray roller shades, they look great but don't completely black out sunlight. 22.00 each.
Do you have any pics of the IKEA shades installed in your airstream, pretty please?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
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The roller assembly is hidden by the valance overhead which helps with the appearance.
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Well they look great. Do they feel like they will hold up over time? How do you keep them hugging window instead of falling away from curved wall?

You said they dont block out sun 100%. But at night with the trailer lights on, can you see inside from outside?
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Thanks, they are basically solar shades and I use dark window tint on my windows.
You can still see in if you have bright lights on, but not at all during the day. I still plan to get some curtains made for the dinette area.
Ikea makes a new blind that blacks out in black, grey and white that I haven't gotten a good close up of yet, mine are the "Enje" series and the other are
The "Tumbbler" series.
The quality is good, Definetly not Sumbrella durability but they seem to be holding up well. I like the aluminum tube at the bottom of the shade, after getting them, I cut the plastic pull eyelet at the bottom and installed
A Magnetic catch which gives a smoother look.
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The other key is getting the roller tension adjusted so that the shade doesn't sag and will "hug" the curvature better,
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The other shade is called "Tupplur" series not tumbler.
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