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Old 06-06-2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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Not a big problem with my Boler but...

Hey does anyone else have issues getting the curtain rods on the front and back of their trailer attach at the centre bracket? I don't know if we have the original rods but I can't get them to clip in place for longer than a second. It's really not a big deal but it seems like an easy fix I can't get my head around.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:31 PM   #2
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Yes, I have those adjustable length round rods, after each trip curtains on the floor. So I hand curved them a bit to fit better then used small white zip ties around the rod and bracket, trimmed off the excess cable, No more problems
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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You can also run a small screw right through the bracket into the rod. We had to redo one of our rods that way just yesterday. Our center bracket had a screw in it already, but it needed reset. Otherwise, I'd predrill the bracket with a tiny drill bit.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:41 PM   #4
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Great ideas, thanks! I'm glad that it's a common issue and I'm not losing my mind
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sean, A Generalis-- I know, right, it's like Poltergeist! Darn things keep moving around on you, coming loose and all!

Not losing your mind!


The screw reset is doing the trick...the tie wrap solution would work fine, too.

I just prefer the screw as it can be done and undone for, say, washing the curtains, without having to cut it off and replace with another one.

But then, how often am I likely to wash those curtains? Probably by 2020...maybe! And redoing it is hardly a big task!


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Old 06-09-2017, 12:28 AM   #6
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I like the screw idea. My brackets are original? and look crappy with the new silver rods, I just need to change the brackets as well
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Jan, I hear you! We painted our brackets with silver enamel because they won't get touched much. We've found silver paint to be hyper-sensitive to touch...wear off, discolor, etc. But if you're going to leave it untouched (like a Madonna song--) then it'll do fine. You can get new brackets but we already had some silver paint and why bother?


Ace "chrome aluminum" spray paint is, so far, the very best shiniest silver spray paint we've ever found...perhaps someone else knows a better one.


It's fun to make the trailer look better!


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Kai, a bit of sanding then some silver paint, you don't see much of the bracket with the curtains on, and why add more hole repair to the body if you don't need to, great idea. On the side windows I replaced the brackets with nice new shiny screws as they only go into the inside trim piece. Its the little personal details that stand out
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Paul and I agree...why add holes if not necessary? We add enough with our mistakes!


I agree about the details.
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