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Old 12-30-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
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2010 28' FC- Want shades NOT miniblinds

Just took ownership of a 28' 2010 Flying Cloud and the miniblinds have to go.
Would love to have the shades which appear to be standard in some of the newer models, especially on the Signature and Serenity models. Can they be had thru AStream directly? And, if so, where should I go to place my order?

Thanks in advance and Happy New Year to all.


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Old 12-30-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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I did a search on Google for "day/night window shades RV" and came up with several pages of options. Here is just one:


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Old 12-30-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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I would recommend giving the mini-blinds a try. We like them, they allow control of light and visibility. Shades are up or down.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #4
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Karma might be in your favor. Forum member BAB mentioned here that they were selling the shades from their 28'. Maybe they're still available.

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Old 12-30-2014, 01:48 PM   #5
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Or buy them here.

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Old 12-30-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:00 PM   #7
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This is what comes with the newer Airstream models you mention:

OceanAir CABINshade (RAILshade) for sailboats and Airstream Trailers, from Zarcor, an authorized Oceanair Dealer, reseller.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the Airstream specific models. They are not "Wallmart cheap," but not horribly expensive in my opinion. They are well made and if you want them, that's what you've got to pay.
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:49 PM   #8
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Lowes and other home improvement stores have fabric box blinds that are nice. I believe some can be cut to size in the store and special order otherwise.
Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:55 PM   #9
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I bought day/night shades at
Reasonable prices and good service.

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Old 12-31-2014, 01:55 PM   #10
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We had planned to replace our mini-blinds with shades because I do not like miniblinds - I don't have them anywhere at home. However, when we started getting out and about, we found that the mini-blinds had a lot of options that shades would not and were pretty good at directing the light to meet our needs while keeping the view. We are are glad we did not make the switch. I recommend doing a little summer camping before you pull the plug.

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Old 12-31-2014, 02:04 PM   #11
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I purchased 9 Ocean Air shades through their Vermont office for $1378 with tax. Myself and a helper installed them in 4 hours. You need the Olympic rivet finisher to do a professional job (tool cost $200 not including rivets). Sure is nice not having to hear the blinds ratting at night when you hit the one at the end of the bed. I am 6'1" so a particular problem for me.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:57 AM   #13
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Thanks, all, for the responses and recommendations.

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Old 01-04-2015, 06:56 PM   #14
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We replaced our bedroom mini blinds in our 22ft Bambi, Lola, with Ocean Air shades. Same brand Airstream uses. You can find them on their web site. They are so much better than the mini blinds but you have to be careful because they are spring loaded and can get away from you very easily.
We just traded LOLA in for a 2015 25ft FB Flying Cloud, "TWILA", and couldn't be happier. It's amazing what a difference 3 ft can make.
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