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Old 01-10-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
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We have a 75 Ambassador, and I am interested in options for window covers, rather than using the drapes that are there now. Has anyone had good luck with finding mini-blinds? What seems to work best?

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Old 01-10-2006, 09:45 AM   #2
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My Wife replaced the roll-ups by the dinette with wood-grained mini-blinds. She got them at Home Depot and we really like them a lot. Come to think of it, she has them over the sink also. They were easy to install and Home Depot will cut them to length.

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Old 01-10-2006, 09:47 AM   #3
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Blinds are good, just make certain to use the retainer brackets for the bottom of the blind. This will pull them close to the wall instead of letting them "dangle" staight down.
Some folks use roll up shades, kinda like the original concept.

There are all kinds of options. You will get plenty of advice here on this one.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:52 AM   #4
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We had some Bali blinds, wooden custom made for cheap $
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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We tried 3 DAY BLINDS, and Levelor and Home Depot. For us, key was finding upper bar unit that matched existing in size and shape, and would thus fit into existing upper mounting brackets behind wooden valences. The 1" mini-blinds averaged $16 per window. Home Depot had best match, and we custom ordered for exact width and length. There are also good options for wooden slat blinds, or fabric cell blinds that run up and down on tight strings.

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My interior decorator found the alum. mini's like the new Airstream's have. But the bottom latch wouldn't go over the window latch's, so I got the mounting brackets for cafe curtians and they work fine.
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