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Old 03-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #43
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Here's a new idea for treating the curtain fabric. If you are using cotton fabric or a blend simply spray the finished curtain with "Scotch Gard" as this will make the cloth damp resistant thereby prolonging the life.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #44
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Gilda, thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #45
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I like to wake up with the sunrise No blackouts for me. But if I'm camping somewhere that is running lights all night, I use kitchen towels clipped under my curtains to stop the light.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #46
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I added the blackout curtains clipped around my windows and fantastic fan and actually got to sleep till 9am today....Yay!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #47
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Wow, are you in New Jersy camping, Derek? mighty cold out there!
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #48
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This is not a suggestion, but when much much younger I had an aluminum camper shell on my pickup. I spray painted the windows on the inside. Made the windows look like mirrors on the outside (effect I wanted) and definitely blocked any light on the inside.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #49
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Well Pam, I was suposed to go upstate ny, but weather was questionable and cold.... so I camped on a friends property and fed a woodstove all day, but slept in my ParkLiner at night! Just happy to get away for a weekend. The clip on blackout curtains are awesome!
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #50
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I like to wake up with the sunrise No blackouts for me. But if I'm camping somewhere that is running lights all night, I use kitchen towels clipped under my curtains to stop the light.

Me too - my problem is that the darkish tint on my windows sometimes fools me into thinking it's darker outside than it really is! Actually to hit the best light for photography I try to get up an hour before sunrise so there's time to get to the campground pee-shack, eat a quick breakfast, and hike or drive to where to critters are. Hmmm, but maybe for the inevitable afternoon nap, some darkening stuff would be helpful...
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well I guess it matters to those staying up late lol...Im rarely asleep before 2 and like sleeping till close to 9am...Sometimes will stay up around the fire with friends till dawn....then I want to sleep in utter blackness
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #52
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For those who may want to install mini blinds and want to know how to install ...Check this out "Mini Blind Shower wash Kit" It attaches with suction cups!
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:12 AM   #53
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If it wasn't for blinds, it would be curtains for all of us!
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:33 AM   #54
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We don't have curtain rods in our trailer, but these metal springs that go across between two triangular hooks that are held on by rivets. I found some good old used house curtains in one of our empty bedrooms and will cut them to fit and use iron on hemming tape, as I as a man cannot sew. I'm going to double them up so they won't be see thru anymore. Lucky to have the week off for spring break so I can finally get 'em done!
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Just remember that if you use Scotch Guard to protect the curtains from moisture that it needs to be reapplied every time you wash the curtains. Over the life of the curtains that could get a bit price, not to mention it will do nothing to stop the sun from damaging cotton fabrics. Sewing in a water resistant thermal liner which come in some pretty light weights would probable be more economical.
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I have Reflectix window "matts" that I use to keep the sun out of my camper while it is stored. I just roll those up to take along on trips. They keep the cold out, keep the heat out or keep the sun out. One packed item....several uses....a must in my tiny camper.
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