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Old 09-30-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Tambor Materials

Does anyone know where a guy might find the rather large tambor horizontal door below the cooktop in a 75 Overlander International with light colored woodwork?

I think there are suppliers of tambor material, and maybe folks who custom make a tambor door to a height and length including the rewind mechanism.

My trailer is missing this tambor door. Maybe it got kicked just one too many times.

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Old 09-30-2017, 07:35 PM   #2
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Following, as I recently looked at a similar vintage trailer with similar tambour issues.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:57 PM   #3
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Home Depot has a product called pole wrap, in either mdf that is paintable or oak that can be stained. If the store doesn't have the size you need you can order different sizes and cut them to fit. We replaced a broken tambour on an entertainment cabinet in a 1982 31ft Excella and it looks great, pretty easy to do.
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Hi Susangenz Norwalk, IA. I'm David, born and raised in Iowa. We lived there for 40 years. But life happens and we moved.

Thanks for the tip on the Home Depot material "pole wrap". I'll take a look. I like the idea I could stain it to closely match what is there. I believe the tambor material in my trailer is some type of flex plastic. The thickness of the material is important as it has to slide in the tracks. The weight is important too as the spring return roller has to drag it home. And I have not figured out how to get the spring return roller out of the cabinets yet. It is well boxed in the cabinets. But it can be done.

Thanks again for the tip.

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I am a transplant to Iowa. it is a wonderful place to live and very much home. I have a son that is a senior in electrical engineering at IA State.
The thickness of the pole wrap worked perfect for us, but we didn't have a spring to deal with. We had to take the cabinet apart to get to the box for the tambour. Good luck!
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I looked more closely today and you are right. They are not like pull down shades. I think the guides just allow them to roll up. I'm going to have to take it apart to see how it works for sure.

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