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Old 10-29-2002, 09:12 PM   #1
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Christine in thread
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mentioned; 'about the draft I feel sleeping under the window. Might as well be Everest'

I had this same problem in my Motorhome. It had cute little mini blinds. First cold night I went to bed, the air was hitting my head and I kept bumping the blinds, got very little sleep. Changed them for roller shades. I measure down to the wood part of the bed and made sure they were at least that long. I also made them about two inches wider then the window on each side. I say I made them, here is how; I bought the adjustable ones, took off the shade saving the flat wood piece. I created a new shade using a heavy fabric on the inside and a curtain lining for darking and insulating on the outside. this was stitch-witched (ironed) together, trimed to size, hemed for wood piece then tape to roller.

Rolles up out of the way when you want, then when bed time rolls around, unroll and tuck behind the cushsion to the wood. no more drafts. no more rattles. works like a charm. also blocks out the unwanted light through the window.

What's your solution?
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Old 10-30-2002, 12:35 AM   #2
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[quote]Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

Christine in thread
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php?TID=473
mentioned; 'about the draft I feel sleeping under the window. Might as well be Everest'

"First cold night I went to bed, the air was hitting my head and I kept bumping the blinds, got very little sleep. Changed them for roller shades."

Aha! So I am not being a sissy! I love the Casita and of course, I love my 200 and somethin' lb hubby so I sacrifice and "make myself small" next to the window so that he has plenty of room. :r That puts me right under the window, with my blankie constantly hitting the blinds. ( We have resorted to duct taping them down-so attractive...)

I know I could put the heater on (we have a furnace) but I hate to have the heater on while I am sleeping. Gets me all stuffed up, at home or camping. Snuggling, down comforters and sexy flannel pj's is more my style. I also pyle on the layers for the baby but I think he gets cold under his side window too.
The shade idea might be for us. Hmmm. Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2002, 12:40 AM   #3
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PJ's

Re: Snuggling, down comforters and sexy flannel pj's is more my style.


I can personally speak for all the men in the world - there is no such thing! :lol
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Old 10-30-2002, 12:45 AM   #4
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"Shut down by the flannel pj's..."

Me thinks me hubby is right there with you. ;)
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Old 10-30-2002, 08:13 AM   #5
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window fix

Just remembered another fix.

to keep the cute look of the trailer, leave everything as is, BUT create window huggers. at night leave the shades up so you can't hit them, then hang up the huggers. I started doing this with blankets and quilts one night when the storm outside was so cold and we had just moved into a trailerhouse. (burr) heater had run all day and as night came the temp inside was dropping. panic set in. I covered every window with something. it got warmer. good sign.
so to make osome for the trailer??

could cover the same area of the roller shade, but hook at the top with loops and little hooks...sounds like velcro, but I don't think that would be strong enough. I mean real loops and hooks. I'll have to brainstome on this a little, but I think I'm about to get it. any input would be helpful. The hooks would be easy on mine because of the wood trim, but I think most of the trailers don't have wood around window. hummm? but where you you store these? gliches are forming

well, later
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Old 10-30-2002, 10:59 AM   #6
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Jan Pullstrailerwithyellowescape,

Read the name on your trailer; it's a Surfside. Head south about two days and you'll be right in the surf. Back up a few feet and camp.

Warm... ;)
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Old 10-30-2002, 05:01 PM   #7
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Well, Morgan
I'm all for that, but I'm trying to help Christine out here. we don't want the baby and Christine to get cold. :winter
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Old 10-30-2002, 05:03 PM   #8
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Cold air thru the windows

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dc06313bc17cCasita foam air block.jpg/>
This is a foam camping pad that is usually under the mattress. On cold nites it comes out cause it gets a bit drafty 'up against the wall'.

Another cold weather chicken.:umb
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Old 10-30-2002, 05:12 PM   #9
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Oh I like that idea, Don. keeps everything where it blongs, but cold away. and with the under matteress storage, you would never know it was there. Good Job.
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Old 10-30-2002, 08:11 PM   #10
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Drafty Windows?

Hey, why not some storm windows for the trailer. At least the ones over the bed. Light tinted plexi glass snap on would seem to be the way to go.
Or the other solution would be don't go! Stay at home in front of the fireplace! Joe Manzi in New Jersey
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Old 10-30-2002, 09:20 PM   #11
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snap on storm windows

Well Joe, don't stop there, how do you make snap on storms? This has real potential.
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Old 10-31-2002, 07:53 AM   #12
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Storm windows

Trillium offered storm windows as an option. I've never seem them but I think they took the place of the screen.

Another idea would be the pieces of plexiglass that have the strips of magnet around them that attach to corresponding strips on the window frame. The kits used to be sold in lumber yards for drafty house windows. Velcro could be used instead of the magnet strips. :reye2

Or what we did with the drafty house windows. Get a tube of Draftstop caulk and the plastic window insulator kits. The caulk is non permanent and peels right off and doesn't take the paint with it unlike the two sided tape that comes with the kits. Put a bead all around the window then apply the plastic. Wait a day or two for the caulk to set up then use the hair dryer to shrink the plastic. Cut off excess around the edge. Worked great in the house. New windows now, don't have to bother.
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Old 10-31-2002, 11:27 AM   #13
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I sewed some window covers for our trailer mainly for on the road use, here in AZ the sun can do quite a lot of damage to the upholstery with the blinds up. We also used them during cold nights and even on these very hot summer days. I bought some quiltted material in a pretty blue design, cut it to the shape of each window frame, lined one side with irioning board material ( the silvery side is good instulation) sewed some bias tape around it, attached some velcro and voi la, you have darkness at night, and warmth in the winter and cool on very hot days.
On our RM Rally I wished all the trailer ahead of us had their back window covered, because our headlights, which can't be turned off, reflected in the mirror of the trailer ahead of us and were blinding us and we didn't even tailgated.
The covers also don't take up much space, I fold them up when not in use and store them in the bottom of the closet . :o :sunny
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Old 11-01-2002, 06:23 AM   #14
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Me too

:wave I also made up quilted window covers attached with velcro. My covers are lined with dark green felt. I raise the blinds and attach the covers. When Tyler and I were at the VA Samboree, the overnight temp got into the low 40s and it was damp. Between the window covers, me, Tyler, and the Pelonis disc furnace (on its lowest setting) the temperature in the trailer was 80 when I woke up. :omy That's in fahrenheit. Wow. FYI, according to the company, the Pelonis disc furnace is a continuous heat model. Only the fan cycles on and off.
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