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Old 05-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #15
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Both of course!

What am I crazy?

Both!
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #16
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Blinds don't have to be metal. Wood, plastic, faux wood.. some of those materials make a lot less noise than metal. I've seen some in really bright colors too. And then there are roman shades....

Choices, choices... so many choices.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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We have pleated shades similar to Glenn Baglo's. They run up and down on strings. I was concerned with wear on the strings but so far they are holding up well. Our last rig had curtains which were certainly simpler but I like these better. Raz
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My vote is for curtains with homemade "shades" of Ron Loc (blackout fabric) that you hand roll up or down. The Ron-Loc fabric is mounted on a dowel or a second curtain rod that simply sits on top of the curtain rod supports. I sew Velcro (hook and loop fabric) on the bottom so it adheres to the "Rat fur" wall. I have the light-colored stock curtains in the middle and add 9-10" side curtain panels according to my decorative whim (purely optional but fun for the "glamper" in me).

When traveling, at night or during a sunny, hot day I keep the shades in the down position to keep the sun from damaging the interior fabrics and to keep the interior cool. When I want to have light and air I roll up the shades, open the curtains and hold them back with my tie-backs which also adhere with Velcro. See photos. One photo shows the curtains in the open position, held back with the tie-backs and the shade in the down position. (It was easier to take a photo this way rather than with the bare window letting in too much light.)

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Cari and i have nice day-night shades in our Mobile Suite (link to photo album). In day-mode they will let some air flow in. We are toying with the idea of swapping out our Parkliner's stock curtains with the day-night shades available at Camping World...but jury is still out.

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