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Old 09-12-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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Scamp Mini-Blinds?

Anyone come up with a cleaver way to mount mini blinds in their Scamp?

I'm looking at modifying the curtain rod brackets on mine to hold up mini-blinds over the dinette window and possibly the side window as well.
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I'd prefer to using the existing brackets or at least maybe their existing holes in the wall to support new custom brackets of some kind. The end brackets that come w/mini-blinds won't work by themselves because of the Scamp's rounded wall-ceiling ...at least it doesn't look like it.

Suggestions?

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Old 09-12-2015, 05:09 PM   #2
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Following.. I pick up a new Scamp in 13 days and I specifically asked them to not mount the curtain rod holders. I hope to find a better way.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:35 PM   #3
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I mounted small "L"brackets through the fiberglass shell with machine screws, I set the header of the blinds on top of the "L" brackets and drilled up through the bling header and connected them to the L bracket with a machine screw. This works very good, never a problem. I attached elastic loops to the wall at the lower ends on the blinds. The lower rod then slips into these elastic loops to hold them at the same angle as the wall yet still allows you to adjust them easily
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We mounted ours to the underside of the cabinets.
Here are a couple of pics which kinda show the installation.
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You could remove a couple of screws from the top of the window frame and reinstall them with fabricated sheet metal brackets to hold the blinds.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas, folks!

I've mounted directly to the window frame on the side windows ...no problem!
https://flic.kr/p/yCG7Ny

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Floyd, I like your idea of mounting mini blinds to the window cabs. But mine are fiberglass. Would you suggest a SS bolt and washer and nylox nut for me, drilling the hole out first? I would think load spread would be a non-issue as mini blinds are so light, but would you suggest a little plywood base inside the cab to put the bolt through as well?


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Another approach is to mount the mini-blind brackets to a "carrier" ...like a wooden strip or strip of aluminum then you have more options as to how you want to fasten carrier to you trailer wall. For my situation I may just go with fastening blind ends to the curtain rod brackets on the front and back windows for now. Less holes to drill in the wall.

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