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Old 03-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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UHaul original curtains

This forum has been wonderful for finding the missing parts I have needed! My latest search will be for some original curatins that fit the CT13 or the VT16 in decent condition. I am trying to keep these UHaul Curtains as original, because everything else is on this CT13...

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What do the original curtains look like?
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The originals are not my favorite. They are striped like the ones Thomas pictured.

One of the issues that have come up in curtains are hanging them. I found the rods for the curtains on ebay. They are springs from Britain.

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PS: Where is spring? I want to see my UHaul again!!!
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I used steel rod to make curtain rods, the original springy ones were no good. We are only using a top rod.
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We're still using the original wires though we are only using the top one on the front and back windows.

The original curtains are thin and not sewn well in my opinion. So they are prone to unravel as several of ours were.
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If you decide to sew new curtains, I can tell you that it is a simple project.
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Thanks for comments and photo!

Just got back from 3 days down in Flamingo, where Nature definitely still rules, but back to this subject.

Yes, I agree that updated curtains are nice but for the purpose of staying original I am trying to find an original set. I love the 'bear curtains', that Mr. Greg and Mrs.Jane graciously gave me last year, and they will remain in my usuable CT13. The original curtains are like the photo Mr.Tom posted, thank you Mr. Tom!

Re: the curtain rods, etc., after researching the manuals they originally used PVC coated spring wire with screw eyelets which were screwed into the ends.
These then just slipped over the screws that attached to the nylon insert nuts. It appears, according to the manual and from finding some of the wire being still attached to one of my covers, that they also used this same wire to secure the hatch covers underneath the cushions. This wire has worked well, allowing easy movement of the curtains as it is thin and slippery. This wire is is still available but I can't remember now where I got mine.

Had to explain to a number of people, like Ms. CindyL always says, that UHaul does not still rent these trailers while I was down in
Flamingo, Evergflades Park!
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........ they also used this same wire to secure the hatch covers underneath the cushions. ........
On mine the hatch covers were tethered with pieces of clear plastic tubing. I'm pretty confident this was original.
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On mine the hatch covers were tethered with pieces of clear plastic tubing. I'm pretty confident this was original.
Interesting. Mine were also attached with the same as the curtain "rods"
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On mine the hatch covers were tethered with pieces of clear plastic tubing. I'm pretty confident this was original.
Interesting. I just checked the UHaul Illustrated parts Manual and it shows the curtain rods as Americode 63589 and the hatch teathers as ROD, flexible curtain x 8" (5 of them)as 63589-007. Are yours all the same length? It does say that flexible curtain rod was used there, P 49. and page 52, 53 and figure 33 describes the curtains. The rods were suffixed with different numers denoting their lengths: 4 at 48"-001, 4 @ 36"--002, 2@ 18"-003, and 5 @ 8"-007...,
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Mr. Tom could very well have different fasteners from the factory as they seem to have experimented a bit before settling on what was in the Parts Manual which was published in August, 1985. Also, Mr. Tom was the one who notified me of the original L & R rear cushion covers, I kept searching for almost a year, so I am indebted to him and hope he will also notify me about some original curtains! (finder's fee, of course!)
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Mr. Tom could very well have different fasteners from the factory as they seem to have experimented a bit before settling on what was in the Parts Manual which was published in August, 1985. Also, Mr. Tom was the one who notified me of the original L & R rear cushion covers, I kept searching for almost a year, so I am indebted to him and hope he will also notify me about some original curtains! (finder's fee, of course!)
I have a hunch that UHaul made a few substitutions as needed to push out the product. They probably had the water line by the mile, so if they were short on the curtain rod, they used the vinyl tube for the hatches.

I'm sure you will have your curtains soon. That is one item that is easy to make and so is frequently the first item to go.
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The originals are not my favorite. They are striped like the ones Thomas pictured.

One of the issues that have come up in curtains are hanging them. I found the rods for the curtains on ebay. They are springs from Britain.

CindyL

PS: Where is spring? I want to see my UHaul again!!!
That's where I found the curtain wire too, I just remembered!

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