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Old 05-29-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Curtains

How do I put the eye sliders that hold the curtains into the channel. There doesn't seem to be a large hole to tuck them in and slide them along. I don't want to buy them unless I know how to get them in!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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I think it is the same

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How do I put the eye sliders that hold the curtains into the channel. There doesn't seem to be a large hole to tuck them in and slide them along. I don't want to buy them unless I know how to get them in!
I am not sure which curtains you are referring to but all of ours seem to function the same way. You find the end of the curtain track, remove the screw at the end that keeps the sliders from falling out of the end, insert the sliding part of the tabs, and then slide them along where you want them. Once you have them on, reinsert the screw to hold them in the track. I have several different types of sliders depending upon the track but they all appear to work the same way.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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screw? don't see a screw!

It would seem reasonable to have a screw that, once detached, would allow the eye hangar to slide in... Mine seemed to have some caulk on the end and I took it off. Didn't see a screw! I'll take another look. I came away thinking I'd have to take apart the woodwork to get the things on there.
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Might be missing a screw

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It would seem reasonable to have a screw that, once detached, would allow the eye hangar to slide in... Mine seemed to have some caulk on the end and I took it off. Didn't see a screw! I'll take another look. I came away thinking I'd have to take apart the woodwork to get the things on there.

I am not sure we had all of our stop ends on our track either. I guess you could say we had a few loose screws. We've been accused of worse. You can buy them through some of the suppliers if yours is missing.

Our tracks were not encased in any woodwork but your trailer is different so I can't speak for that. I would hope AS made them so the curtains can be removed easily for washing. There is no way I am going to go from season to season camping without washing all the curtains. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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curtain hangar eyelets

I believe the curtains will come off easily once the hangars are there. The hangars look like this, the "o" hangs down so you can put a curtain hook through them :

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If I get into a "bind" I'll drill a screw hole and get with the program to slide in these things so the "O" hangs down.
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Lightbulb Hope this helps.....

I ran out to our Ambassador to check this out and take pictures just to make sure before I responded. You are right, there doesn't seem to be any easy way to get the new plastic pieces in there. The track is riveted completely in and wrapped in a wooden "valance". We only had one window that needed to be changed and I took a picture of our "solution". We have never had problems with the curtain slipping out, yet the hole is drilled at the very far end of the track. The hole is big enough to screw in a wing nut to stop the curtains from sliding out if need be and the wooden valance hides the wing nut. We still use the clips with the holes and curtain hooks inserted through for easy removal of the curtains, but I have heard that the track can hold some of the larger sew on tabs, eliminating the need for the curtain hook. I feared it would be tight and hard to slide the curtains and removing them for washing wouldn't be fun so I stuck with the hooks. I hope this helps...

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Good to have the affirmation before I drill yet-another-hole in the poor baby. Thanks!
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Good to have the affirmation before I drill yet-another-hole in the poor baby. Thanks!
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I have a 2012 Flying Cloud FB and want to know if the plastic end caps come off and if so how? The screws don't look like they need removing. I need to get the curtains off to be washed. (swatted mosquito bodies). thank you
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