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Old 06-06-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Window treatment ideas wanted....

I'm thinking of changing the standard venetian blinds in my camper. I notice the new Trillium has wooden blinds. I see some owners have curtains, thinking about woven shades. I want something that will allow ventilation as well as privacy. The other issue is ease of mounting, I have a bulkhead over 2 windows but not over the third. Thanks for any suggestions, pictures would be appreciative, they are worth a 1000 words.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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Along those same lines, I'm thinking about getting rid of the blinds and am wondering how some of you hang your curtains. Thanks.
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I'm thinking of changing the standard venetian blinds in my camper. I notice the new Trillium has wooden blinds. ....
I think you are mistaking day/night shades for blinds.

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We have valances hung on the standard curtain rods, plus auto sun shades cut to fit and lined with fabric on the inside (foil facing outside). The valances allow lots of light and air, and the shades (adhere with velcro) block the light for sleeping or privacy needs. We like not having anything hanging in the way and these fit that bill.
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Along those same lines, I'm thinking about getting rid of the blinds and am wondering how some of you hang your curtains. Thanks.
I posted some pics on another thread of our curtain hanging:
Black Out Curtains

This thread went off in different directions from just black out ideas, as many threads do. You can probably find curtain ideas and hanging suggestions on other threads if you do a search.

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Bath towels from Chinamart secured to rods with "claw" rings at three windows in aft dinette/sleeper. Worked well at side windows as rod holders can be screwed to underside overhead locker. Not so great in the great "proscenium arch" above the Burro rear window. Rod hangers had to be attached to inside window frame which puts "curtains" a bit low to block lite at top. Should add grommets at same intervel as the rings which would put material slightly above rod and block lite. OK, it wasn't exactly a house-beautiful idea but it was cheap and my wife won't ask me why I'm wiping my hands on the "curtains" hardy har har. We have nothing at the window of the smaller front dinette (which is now permanent with el cheapo swiveling boat seats atop the lockers in place of cushions). Rock guard there blocks lite so as new owner who is rather busy correcting and fitting out, I'm not looking to correct problems I don't have.

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A no-thru-the-shell solution for hanging curtain rods:
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I simplified. Got rid of the blinds (too much trouble putting them up and down all the time because of the dogs). We bought a vinyl coated table cloth to sort of match sheets, cut it, sewed it (as best as I could ha ha), and just fastened them up with velcro. Now it is quick and easy to open and close curtains. (AND MUCH LIGHTER)

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A no-thru-the-shell solution for hanging curtain rods:
Donna, What a great idea! Is the black metal piece only riveted to the window frame? And this would not get in the way of closing the slider window?
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Pam, it's not mine. I've had the pic for several years and don't know where I got it... but yes, the bar is riveted to the clamp ring only. I'm thinking you could angle it a bit and put a longer curtain rod on which would allow the curtains to move all the way away from the window for better viewing.
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Along those same lines, I'm thinking about getting rid of the blinds and am wondering how some of you hang your curtains. Thanks.
Bob,
I found plastic tracks at Camping World that I mounted at the top and bottom of each window, using a few of the screws for the window frame itself. After sewing up some curtains, I attached the mating slides (also from CW) to the top and bottom of the curtains. The slides come on a strip of thin plastic that you can just sew to the back of the curtain. The white strips at the top and bottom are the tracks.

These photos probably don't show the hardware well enough. I'll see if I can get better photos that will explain it better.
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Here are mine - they have thermo lining on the back to block out light
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Other than Donna D. I'm having trouble figuring out how to mount curtains or blinds or whatever to an all fiberglass interior. Maybe I just glue some wood around the frames that wouls allow mounting brackets?
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