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Old 03-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #15
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I made new curtains for my Scamp last summer and it wasn't terribly hard--and it turned out to be one of the best changes I've made to the reworking of my interior. I bought the material itself at a garage sale (advertised as a "wall of drapes"), along with a bedspread I planned to cut down for my Scamp bed. Since the interior of my Scamp is all white now, it's easy enough to change color schemes when I feel like it.

I only have the most rudimentary of sewing skills--which are currently rusty--but it was enough to put these curtains together. (Though Maeve wanted to help, the twerpy little cat...) Since the material had been used as drapes, I wasn't terribly worried about their transparency (though I did check). I made them longer than my original curtains (and they're not hemmed yet...I will be bribing my mother for that...) I replaced the old, rusty curtain rods with ones I bought at Target and I think it turned out pretty well. I've only taken it out once since I got the curtains done, but I may add that extra layer that Carol mentioned, to give them some weight. We'll see.

This whole discussion is giving me the February blues--I miss my Scamp!
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
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I need some fancier curtain rods lol... I still debate about drapes and sheers or just sheers and clip on blackout curtains for sleeping.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #17
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I need some fancier curtain rods lol... I still debate about drapes and sheers or just sheers and clip on blackout curtains for sleeping.

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What about a Sleep Mask and use whatever material you want for curtains
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #18
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I actually tried a mask like that once Pam...i guess I toss and turn too much so Im going with a clip on blackout material for now till i need the windows open...then maybe a looser woven fabric under the sheers. I like it dark when i sleep


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Old 03-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #19
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What other options are there?
I just redid all of my window dressing. I've kept the same curtains that Robert made when we first bought the trailer, but got rid of the cafe rods. I installed "Black Out" roller shades and drapery rods.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #20
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heh I got tramatized as a kid by shades when in the middle of the night one decided to snap closed scared te bejezus out of me lol. I really lke the shades on that 1300lb cricket trailer.


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Old 03-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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Hi Frederick,
I'd like to install black-out shades but don't know how to attach them to the wall without drilling holes. They need to be fastened strongly to allow for the spring-loaded rolling mechanism and the pulling involved. How did you install them? For now, I just manually roll up my black out shades onto a dowel placed on top of the curtain rod supports.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #22
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How did you install them?
Fiber Stream drilled and screwed a wood block at each corner of each window for attaching window dressing hardware.
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The 2 Snap-caps above the window cover the screws for the upper child's bunk shown in post #19.

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The hardware is screwed into the wood block.
I had to shim the drapery rod bracket with "quarter-20" nuts to clear the shade roll.
"Black-out" shade rolls are 1/4" thicker than "Light-filtering" or "Room-darkening" shade rolls due to the bigger tube plus thicker material.

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How big a difference is there between the room darkening and the blackout? From inside and from outside looking in?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #24
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I am a 1 man business, I sell and install custom interior shutters, shades and blinds. I've also installed lots and lots of custom drapes/curtains.
However, I am having a heck of time deciding how to handle my '79 Scamp Jalousie style windows. I've thrown all sorts of ideas around and still haven't come up with a solution. The only thing I know for sure is that I want nearly 100% blackout capability-- otherwise my 2 boys think its time to wake up at first light!
I love the Jalousie style windows, but the way their frames project into the living space from the wall, coupled with the crank handles really creates a challenging situation. Whatever I come up with is going to have to be a compromise from the quality level I'm used to working with due to these obstacles.
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its a long video but I love the shades in this trailer Cricket Trailer

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Those shades are nice and compact. I've considered building out and makings framed type of box around my windows for some black out cellular shades. The issue is the crank handles. I can get these shades without cutout area for the handles, but they look bad and the pleats don't run parallel when a section of the fabric is cut out.
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I love the shades in this trailer Cricket Trailer

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You might like this:
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Deryk,
Those Cricket window shades are amazing! I wouldn't know how to start making them myself, though!
Ryan,
The new Scamps have Jalousie side windows with knob handles. I wonder if there is a way for you to replace the crank handle with a knob type. I have no problem with curtains and shades going over the knob. While a little bit of light peeks through, it is not bothersome. I attach the bottom of the shade to the rat's fur with Velcro.
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