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Old 05-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #29
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Donna, how do you attach the reflectix to your windows frames?
I just KNEW someone was going to ask. I don't have pictures. But, it means creating a pattern for the frame (it's easy) and magnetic strips (that's cheap).

I wouldn't have even answered in the topic, but folks need to remember the "always open or always closed" issue with curtains. Curtains always sound good until you remember that little 'issue.' YMMV
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Do the magnetic strips stick the the metallic properties of the Reflectix or did you have to glue magnets to the Reflectix as well? Sounds simple enough either way, I LIKE IT!! Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #31
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Melissa, it's like this: Aleene's Magnetic Tacky Tape one side on the aluminum frame, the other side on the reflextic. Because it's 'black' no one would see the magnets on the frame.

I think I should post pics... give me a week
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #32
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Decided to keep the blinds - for now

And I'll add matching terracotta valances to each of the 3 big windows. I think I'll use tension rods to mount the valances.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #33
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Lisa, luv the photos of your trailer. Is that a leather couch????

Re using the tension rods - I tried to use a couple of thin ones in a few locations & found that although I set them very tight they do after a couple of trips with all the trailer giggling on the road fall off. The rods almost seem to turn themselves and become slack or the trailer is doing a bit of flexing -not sure what the problem is but I gave up using them. You may want to buy just one and try on a few trips before investing in enough for all your windows. If you find a brand that stays up please remember to share it!
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Hi Carol, the couch is either or a really nice leather look alike! It feels and smells like leather.

Thanks for the tip about the tension rods. I'm trying not to drill any holes but I'm beginning to think I just might have to ... Sigh. I might try one tension rod and see if it works ...
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Lisa, you're trailer is GREAT! I'm sorry to hear Carol is having problems with a tension rod. There's one in my Scamp side bath that's been there for abour 4-5 years and hasn't moved. I use it to hang my coats. BUT, I also use a dowel socket set that I used double-sided 3M tape to affix the set to the walls. I'm wondering if there's flat surfaces that you could do something similar? Now this picture is for a rod or dowel that's more than an inch... but, it should give you an idea of what I mean. Perhaps you can find something similar... maybe in brass? and then buy a tension rod or wooden dowel to fit? Ignore the screw holes... I certainly didn't screw them into the wall!
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Perfect! Thanks!

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Melissa, it's like this: Aleene's Magnetic Tacky Tape one side on the aluminum frame, the other side on the reflextic. Because it's 'black' no one would see the magnets on the frame.

I think I should post pics... give me a week
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Lisa, you're trailer is GREAT! I'm sorry to hear Carol is having problems with a tension rod. There's one in my Scamp side bath that's been there for abour 4-5 years and hasn't moved. I use it to hang my coats. BUT, I also use a dowel socket set that I used double-sided 3M tape to affix the set to the walls. I'm wondering if there's flat surfaces that you could do something similar? Now this picture is for a rod or dowel that's more than an inch... but, it should give you an idea of what I mean. Perhaps you can find something similar... maybe in brass? and then buy a tension rod or wooden dowel to fit? Ignore the screw holes... I certainly didn't screw them into the wall!
thanks Donna! love the dowel set idea!
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We took out the blinds in our Casia and replaced them with fabris cellular blinds. The are top down, bottom up so the give us flexibulity plus color. Still need to add velcro on the bottom so they stay put while drivung.
how are those cellular blinds working for you?
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how are those cellular blinds working for you?
We like the cellular blinds. The top-down bottom-up gives us a lot of flexibility. The jury is still out on how well they will hold up under travel conditions. We had one sting break on the rear window (before we added the Velcro). The manufacturer replaced the blind for free. There is definitely a need for an anchor at the bottom to prevent them from swinging too much during travel. Our Velcro solution is working well for that.

The bottom anchor is a Velcro loop replacing the original elastic one with the hook side on the bottom edge of the blind held with double-edge tape. My wife died the Velcro to match the blinds. While she was at it she died a couple of white pillow cases to match.
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