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Old 10-02-2016, 05:46 AM   #1
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Question window curtain/shade ideas

Trailer ready except windows. Need ideas about how to best cover windows. Seems like curtains on the curtain rods will hang away from wall so that they will not block much light due to the curve in the wall. What ideas are out there for curtains or other to provide privacy and possibly block sunlight in the early morning hours? Need suggestions that others have used.

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Old 10-02-2016, 06:13 AM   #2
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:38 AM   #3
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Sew Velcro hook material to the bottom of the curtains. It will hold the curtain bottoms tight to the wall if pressed against the rat fur.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:40 AM   #4
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Curtain rods, top and bottom so the curtain is tight to the window. I use 2 stretchy cords as rods, with a hook at each end. They pass thru a hem at the top and a hem at the bottom and hook to screw hooks either side of the window top and bottom. That way the fabric does not hang away from a sloping window.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:47 AM   #5
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I installed c channel to the ensolite with commercial double sided tape, it keeps the curtains snug up against the windows and doesn't let in much light. I did used black out material because I don't need our kids waking up with the sun.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:30 PM   #6
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I put some simple twill tape across the windows by just having one screw on each side of the window thru the tape. This holds the blackout curtains quite sufficiently close to the window that hardly any light comes well and is very easily removed if we no longer wish it to be there.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:00 PM   #7
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You've asked the right person, the Gleeful Glamper, as I have tried and obsessed, frankly, about many curtain and black out shade options. Of course, it has to look "pretty". Following are some photos of my, so far, best for me solutions.

To black out light I made manual roll-up shades out of Ron-Loc, black out fabric sold at most fabric stores and online. The rod is made of old tent rods which extend beyond the curtain rod brackets. Roll the shade behind the curtains. Note: the shade rods are not anchored and should be removed while traveling. I store the rolled up shades in the well under the front window, behind the sofa back in my 13' Scamp (no shower/toilet)

For curtains I used the original curtain panels, or you could sew your own. I prefer my curtains to be 2x the width of the curtain rod for fullness. Other people prefer 1.5x. You can see in the photo that I also like to have side panels that I vary for decorative interest. I agree that the bottom of the curtain can be annoying when it hits your face while sleeping. I resolve that by running a tiny bungie cord with hooks on each end through the bottom hem/casing of the curtains. (these are sold by the yard at hardware stores) I attached a "cafe curtain rod hook" into the rat fur using an upholstery pin which corkscrews in. This has held up very well and allows me to open and close the curtains easily. I found I only needed to do this on the side windows. On the back window I slip a tent pole into the bottom hem and just let it hang. Since the back wall is mostly vertical that's all that is needed.

If you want further explanation you can PM (personal message) me or search "Gilda curtains" in the FGRV forum.

Good luck and have fun with this project!
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