Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
sailor0805's Avatar
 
2008 28' Safari SE
Olathe , Kansas
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 7
looking for silver blinds for windows...

We have a silver metallic mini blind on our kitchen window,and I really like it!
Is there a source for these blinds that would fit our other windows? We have a Safari 28W 2008 named Mabel!
__________________

sailor0805 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,904
Images: 5
Several years ago, we ordered silver mini-blinds for our 2005 Safari's kitchen window through Home Depot.

Brian
__________________

__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2020 Silverado 2500 (Vivian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
silver blind sources

Steve's Blinds and Blind Chalet, both online, had silver blinds and send free samples. I'm going to check Home Depot tomorrow.
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
None at our Home Depot yesterday. Menards had some custom ones to order from Bali for $81/pair. A little above my budget.
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,674
I did all the windows in my trailer with the 1/2" aluminum (silver) blinds from blinds.com. I sent them the sizes I needed and they fabricated them perfectly. Not that expensive either.
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2019 RAM 2500 Limited 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 05:24 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
Did you fasten the bottoms down? With magnets?
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM   #7
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,674
Yes. Worked perfectly. I attached some 1/2 inch aluminum tabs at the base of each window, then glued 3/8" "super" magnets (from Rockler.com). The blinds stay right where they are supposed to unless I pull them off the magnet base!
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2019 RAM 2500 Limited 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
I don't understand the aluminum tabs part. Does the bottom rail have a magnet glued on and the rail attracts it? I thought aluminum wasn't magnetic.
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 08:38 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
Forgive my ignorance on these things. I'm a newbie.
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2014, 02:21 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1978 28' Argosy 28
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 38
Images: 2
Blinds.com! Inexpensive, fit perfectly (used the kholister method for securing miniblinds) http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...ds-106474.html and could NOT be happier!!
loriinwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 03:20 PM   #11
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,674
I'm really glad that you liked the blinds....I thought blinds.com was a fantastic supplier. Really quick turnaround, and don't you think the blinds look perfect with our interiors???
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2019 RAM 2500 Limited 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 03:53 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1978 28' Argosy 28
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 38
Images: 2
Absolutely! I got the brushed aluminum budget blinds and they really make a huge difference from the beige plastic ones that were there. I am trying to convince my hubby to get the same type for the slider windows along either side of the motorhome (where curtains hang currently). LOVE them!!
loriinwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 04:43 PM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
BAB and lorinwa, how were you able to use blinds on the curved windows on the front? Or don't your trailers have curved front windows?
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #14
2 Rivet Member
 
1982 31' Excella
Hemingford , Nebraska
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 46
Any one have ideas on what to do with the two curved windows at the front! I had my heart set on 1/2" alum mini blinds. Hate to go back to curtains, but if I do, I'll use Ikea rods. Maybe window film in just those two or three windows since they have the rock guard?
mwernke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 08:20 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Skatiero's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
Currently Looking...
Canton , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,341
Images: 25
Well, you still need curtains on the panoramic windows. We have silver aluminum blinds on all the others, including the flat front window. But the corners have curtains. Even with a tint, you can still see in when the lights are on and it's dark outside. You could actually paint them black but I wouldn't advice it since they would no longer give you a panoramic view! You could try to design a vertical blind. I toyed with some ways to cover them with a tambour mounted vertically, but in the end the curtains look good.
Skatiero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2015, 03:32 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Soyboy's Avatar

 
1999 28' Excella
Frederick , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 738
Images: 50
How about having the curtains over the panos lined with light blocking material?
__________________

__________________
1999 28' Safari
2012 F150 Platinum Max Tow 7650 GVWR 3.73 Elec. Locking Diff.(Prev 2003 Dmax).
Honda EU2000i, Equalizer Hitch
AM Solar Panels 150W - 2 Trojan T 105 6V Batteries

KC3MAP

On internet forums, please research and separate the wheat from the chaff (including mine!)
Soyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.