Custom Window Sunshades - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-08-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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I am planning to make some customized window sunshades to keep sun damage at bay and also to have the ability to act as black out shades. These would be used in addidtion to the existing window coverings.

My first thought was to get some of the flexible auto sunshades that are the thin reflective foil on one side and the white foam backing on the other, cut them about 1" larger than the window sizes, finish the edges on the sewing machine with some binding, and attach with small pieces of velcro. The velcro would sit behind the existing curtains and would be inconspicuous unless the drapes are open.

Other variations would be to get the solid white blackout fabric at the fabric store and do the same thing, or to use the auto type material, with a fabric lining on the inside for aesthetics. Also I could use snaps instead of Velcro by attaching one side to the shade and the other side could be glued onto the trailer wall, also behind the existing curtains so it isnít that noticeable.

Does this seem like a worthwhile endeavour? I am hoping the trailer will only be stored outside for a few months, but the shades could serve as insulators/privacy/and room darkening as well. Has anyone done this, and if so has it worked well?

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Old 08-09-2007, 07:58 AM   #2
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Lainey, check out this topic: How Do You Keep The Sun Out?

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Old 08-09-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Donna, I didn't see that thread before. What I was thinking of doing was just like what yours (less the cubicle clips - no rat fur). They look good!
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