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Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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Ron, I want to replace our Eggcamper blinds with drapes too, but I don't understand the installation of the track you used. How is it attached to the window? I was at camping world today and looked at several different types of window hardware and I couldn't understand any of them. And I have made my own drapes for my home! I then looked on the Googles to try and find some instructional videos or something and came up empty.
Also, a question about your wood span that holds up the bed. Do you have any kind of center support?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #16
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Jill,
The window is installed with screws all the way around the frame. I simply removed a few of the screws (top & bottom), drilled holes in the plastic track at those screw locations and used the original screws to fasten the track to the window frame. If you look carefully at the photo of the curtains, you'll see the screw heads along the length of the track.

I added two cross pieces (facia boards) to the outer edge of the plywood and used the same thickness of plywood as the original (rear) piece of plywood. I didn't need to add any center support. The drawers roll in and out on bed box wheels. I got them from Rockler, but they've since discontinued them. But, if you google under bed box wheels, you can find a source.


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Old 07-22-2012, 07:46 AM   #17
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We also are going to replace the blinds in our EGG Camper. We'll leave the mounting brackets for the blinds. I bought some closet poles (wood) and will cut them to the appropriate length. I'll screw the closet poles to the tops of the blind brackets. I'll put the screws in from the bottom of the brackets and up into the closet poles. My wife will make some drapes that will have loops at the top and slip the loops onto the poles. Should work as well in our trailer as it does in one of our bedrooms in the house. We also are going to make a screen for the escape window using mosquito netting that will attach to the window frame with stick on hook & loop. Jim Palmer also told me that there is a glass door at Menard's, Lowe's, or Home Depot (can't remember which) that is a perfect fit for the shower/toilet room.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #18
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Interesting .... I'll have to think about this. And the closet pole idea is interesting too. Will you post pictures when you are done? Ron, do you do any thing to secure the curtains at the bottom to have them hang closer to the window at the base? Because of the curve of the egg, I would think the curtains would hang away from the wall at the bottom.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #19
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:50 AM   #20
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Jill,
I used the same plastic track at the top and the bottom. So, the curtains are attached both top and bottom. The part that attaches to the cloth of the curtain is a soft plastic strip with glides attached with rivets at ~6 inch intervals. The plastic strip is sewn to the top and bottom of the curtain. The glides are captured on the track and there's a plastic stop at each end to keep them from slipping off the end.

Here's a better photo of the track and glide tape detail. What's really nice is how they stay very close to the window. We lean against the curtain at the head of the bed without worrying about damage.

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Jill,
Here's a sketch with details for the bed board.
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I used the same plastic track at the top and the bottom. So, the curtains are attached both top and bottom. The part that attaches to the cloth of the curtain is a soft plastic strip with glides attached with rivets at ~6 inch intervals. The plastic strip is sewn to the top and bottom of the curtain. The glides are captured on the track and there's a plastic stop at each end to keep them from slipping off the end.

Here's a better photo of the track and glide tape detail. What's really nice is how they stay very close to the window. We lean against the curtain at the head of the bed without worrying about damage.

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Ron, I couldn't find the track at the CW website, only the glide tape. I did see a "kit" though that includes the track, but only 43" of track and 72" of glide tape. Shouldn't there be the same amount of track as tape? Jill
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Ron, I couldn't find the track at the CW website, only the glide tape. I did see a "kit" though that includes the track, but only 43" of track and 72" of glide tape. Shouldn't there be the same amount of track as tape? Jill
UPDATE: I ordered the tracks and tapes from Camping World. Spendy little things. Tops and bottoms for 3 windows and the door ran about $80. Now I have to buy material and make the curtains. Still.... Cheaper than having them made and installed by someone else! Thanks Ron!!
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Jill,
Most things at CW are spendy, but since I'm a member of their exclusive club (and otherwise not affiliated w/CW), I think mine probably cost $79. :-)
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UPDATE: I ordered the tracks and tapes from Camping World. Spendy little things. Tops and bottoms for 3 windows and the door ran about $80. Now I have to buy material and make the curtains. Still.... Cheaper than having them made and installed by someone else! Thanks Ron!!
Jill did you get your curtains made? Did you use the glide tape and did it work??
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I bought the fabric and black-out lining .... and the window hardware and tape is coming by fed-ex tomorrow. I had to order it online because it wasn't in stock at Camping World. Once I get this all done, I plan to post pictures.
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nice stuff. clearly your enjoying your egg, i looked those over and they are real nice units. camp the heck out of it and have a great time.
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I didn't realize that the Egg Camper was made in Michigan! We are in the market for a small FBRV, and like the idea of getting one built here in our home state! Will poke around to see what's available. Sounds like there are some very satisfied "eggers" out there!
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