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Old 01-29-2020, 12:48 PM   #1
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Padded wall panel by the beds...

Hi All,
I was pretty excited when I threw away the 40+ year old fabric panels next to the twin beds in my 1977 Argosy 28cb a few years ago during the early stages of renovation. Man were they gross... we put a full size bed in that wasnt next to any walls, so I never gave them another thought.

Fast forward, now we have a 2020 23cb (that CB means a totally different thing now) Flying Cloud now. We camped in it in December and now I have a real appreciation for what those padded fabric panels were for. Those walls are crazy cold!

Does anyone have a pattern, link to a pattern, measurements or any other info on wide/tall they should be, and what can be put in them to make them stiff when you put them up? Are snaps still the best way to attach them to the wall?

I'd love to hear about what anyone has done with these.
Thanks
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:59 PM   #2
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Hi All,

I was pretty excited when I threw away the 40+ year old fabric panels next to the twin beds in my 1977 Argosy 28cb a few years ago during the early stages of renovation. Man were they gross... we put a full size bed in that wasnt next to any walls, so I never gave them another thought.



Fast forward, now we have a 2020 23cb (that CB means a totally different thing now) Flying Cloud now. We camped in it in December and now I have a real appreciation for what those padded fabric panels were for. Those walls are crazy cold!



Does anyone have a pattern, link to a pattern, measurements or any other info on wide/tall they should be, and what can be put in them to make them stiff when you put them up? Are snaps still the best way to attach them to the wall?



I'd love to hear about what anyone has done with these.

Thanks

Steph


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Old 01-30-2020, 10:14 PM   #3
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Many years ago, in response to cold nights, we put a fabric surround on the walls around our bed. Berber fleece on both sides with polyester batting in between and held in place with snaps. Warm, cozy, and washable.

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Old 01-30-2020, 10:23 PM   #4
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We have comforter inserts that we keep in stuff-sacks when the weather is warm. They are useful as back rests in that form. When the weather is cold, they get pulled out and used as fluffy wall barriers. (When it's freezing, we roll up like burritoes, but we try not to stay anywhere that cold.)
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An easy way to make a pattern is to use thin cardboard - like posterboard Or if you are really economically inclined, use cereal boxes that you've flattened. Just stick the sections together with masking tape. With twins you may be surprised to find that each one ends up looking something like a boomerang rather than being straight. Why? The sidewalls curve in toward the bottom, and that is compounded as you take the pattern around the curved rear end of the Airstream. Using something washable like fleece and/or poly-fill quilt backing, or a cotton quilted fabric is good IMHO, but you could mount your fabrics on cardboard too. That was done on my Avion, and the grunge from cigarette smoke, mildew and body odor? Pukerama!

You can use either snaps or velcro to mount the fabric to the walls. SNAPS - look at the hold back straps on your folding doors. The back has a tiny screw through the center that holds it in the wood wall and the front is a 2 part assembly that punches through the fabric. Instructions are in the package. Small hammer and a board to pound on are all that is needed. Snap fronts can go into the wash. VELCO Buy adhesive backed in the prickly side. Install prickly side on a clean wall, sew fuzzy side on wall.guard. Once set on the wall WD40 or veggie oil MAY remove them without leaving a mark. If you want them to be removable without leaving a trace, sandwich 3/8" to 1/2" thick latex foam between your fabric layers OR make the back side with pockets like pillow sham and use stiff cardboard in the pockets.
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We use a baby crib bumper in our 19' Bambi. inexpensive and easy to use. Available on Amazon.
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I loosely attached a layer of Reflectix covered that with upholstery vinyl and attached the sandwich to the wall with upholstery snaps and wooden trim strips.
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Yes, those, LOL, yours look as bad as the ones I took out of my 77 Argosy :-)
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These are all really great ideas, thanks!
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This is what we did. Quilts were too big. So, we cut them down, sewed hard Velcro on back, stuck soft Velcro to the wall. And, voila: much more comfortable!
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Gee, as a lady of more than a certain age, I find it comforting to place my flat palm on the chilly aluminum and once again drift off into dreamland.
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Gee, as a lady of more than a certain age, I find it comforting to place my flat palm on the chilly aluminum and once again drift off into dreamland.


I can sorta relate, lol, half of my being cold at night is from night sweats
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This is what we did. Quilts were too big. So, we cut them down, sewed hard Velcro on back, stuck soft Velcro to the wall. And, voila: much more comfortable!
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Love the way that looks, you didnt use anything as a stiffener in them? I wondered if they would get saggy if I didnt...
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