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Old 08-12-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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Front privacy curtain

The front privacy curtain on my RV which is a Winnebago needs to be sewn and I want to know how to remove it do you have to drill out the two pop rivets in order to remove the curtain
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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Yup. That's what I did with mine.
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Thank you were u able to find beige rivers
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:59 PM   #4
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Check it carefully. I thought I had to drill the rivets on mine, then found that the clips on the top of the curtain were plastic and I was able to twist them off the curtain rail. The plastic is flexible enough to allow the clips to come off the rail.
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On mine, the plastic clips couldn't be removed from the rail by twisting them, although I didn't try too hard for fear of them breaking. Besides, that would mean twisting 50-100 clips out? No thanks. Easy enough to drill out the rivets. I just replaced them with plain silver rivets; can't really notice the difference in color.
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Yep, I did the same, drilled the rivets and replace with plain silver ones. We don't even notice the rivets, you'd have to be looking for them to notice.
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Curtains - Vista

HI

I have a Vista and want to remove the curtains so they can be cleaned. I am going through the same issue on how to remove them. Does anyone have a Vista and how did you remove the curtains? I didn't see where there were twistable hooks for each.

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My vista had a screw on the center window end of the rail. I was just able to remove that and slide the curtain right off the center end. I did have to unclip the one closest from the rear as it is stationary. I'm guessing maybe the previous owner drilled out a rivet and replaced with a screw??
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I drilled out the rivets and replaced them with a small stainless nut and bolt. I take the curtains down every year to wash and dry them.
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Are you folks talking about those stiff, white, pleated curtains? That's the kind my '02 Journey has. Not sure they still used that type the in '05. My curtains can be removed by unscrewing and removing a 'stop' at the end of the channels...in the middle of the dash. Mine should be easy to get off those rails. But then what?

Once you've got them off, how do you clean them? Send them to a professional? Or put them on a picnic table and just scrub them with a brush and soapy water? Oh, and some bleach in the water I presume?
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Mine are the tan colored drapes, not the white pleated hard ones. I just put them in the washing machine and dryer, then rehang them on the track.
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Are you folks talking about those stiff, white, pleated curtains? That's the kind my '02 Journey has. Not sure they still used that type the in '05. My curtains can be removed by unscrewing and removing a 'stop' at the end of the channels...in the middle of the dash. Mine should be easy to get off those rails. But then what?

Once you've got them off, how do you clean them? Send them to a professional? Or put them on a picnic table and just scrub them with a brush and soapy water? Oh, and some bleach in the water I presume?
Some use a clean wastebasket/container taller(longer?) than the curtain. Fill the container with water and mix in Oxy-Clean, place the curtains in and gently agitate up/down. When you remove them partially fold them up(not tightly) and hang up so the pleats will remain intact after drying. If you extend them to dry, the pleats may not be right when dry. I don't know if this works on really dirty curtains though.
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Some use a clean wastebasket/container taller(longer?) than the curtain. Fill the container with water and mix in Oxy-Clean, place the curtains in and gently agitate up/down. When you remove them partially fold them up(not tightly) and hang up so the pleats will remain intact after drying. If you extend them to dry, the pleats may not be right when dry. I don't know if this works on really dirty curtains though.


I did this with our day/night shades and it did a good job of cleaning them up. Water was filthy after letting them soak and then a lot of rinsing.
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Once you've got them off, how do you clean them? Send them to a professional? Or put them on a picnic table and just scrub them with a brush and soapy water? Oh, and some bleach in the water I presume?
I didn't even remove our front curtains to get cleaned. I had a professional steam cleaning truck come out and they steam cleaned everything in place—that had fabric in the entire MH including the curtains—and then did the areas that had carpet.

We had sun shades installed outside which gives us total privacy inside in the day time but at night we pull the curtains.
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