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Old 10-13-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to take on the installation of my new 32" flat screen TV. My coach is a 1999 and I have no side cabinets over the drivers and passengers side windows (Mid-Door Model). I plan to add a small cabinet over each window. Does anyone know how to remove the fabric frame around the windows without destroying the panel? The panel seems to be very secure and I cannot locate where they fasten to the wall. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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I'm getting ready to take on the installation of my new 32" flat screen TV. My coach is a 1999 and I have no side cabinets over the drivers and passengers side windows (Mid-Door Model). I plan to add a small cabinet over each window. Does anyone know how to remove the fabric frame around the windows without destroying the panel? The panel seems to be very secure and I cannot locate where they fasten to the wall. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

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Old 10-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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I have a 1999 FDS and we have recently redocrated- new carpet, new upholstery and new valances. I can't tell you how to remove the window surrounds, but I can tell you that the lambrequins were both stapled and glued to the window surrounds. We had a bear of a time just removing the lambrequins. And no, I wasn't able to tell how the surrounds are fastened. I do suspect that the surrounds are firmly fixed in place, and may be glued! Good luck!
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We have redone the valances in our "98 36 FDS" and it was fairly easy. They are not glued but held in place with the little short, 1 inch or so, white corner plastic pieces you find in the junction between the valance and wall. The top part as I recall was screwed in so you will need a skinny hand or long Phillips bit to get to them. You will have to remove the drop down shade over the passenger door. We had long since removed the wrap around curtain that stores next to the driver so that was not a problem for me.

Looking to replace the carpet with engineered wood, ceramic tile or we found some vinyl tile at Lowe's that looks real nice. Am also thinking of replacing the tv with a flat screen but haven't pulled out the front tv to see how much that corner cabinet, over the driver, is going to be to modify.

Good luck with the valance's.

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If I understand what you are talking about. The sidewalls of all alpines are of a vacuabond (SP) type of assembly. It would be impossible to remove the wall paper, and thin plywood panels underneath that, without damaging the complete wall structure. Now I must not understand what you want to remove, and in cases like this, a picture is really worth a thousand words.
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I only want to remove the fabric frame around the windows that cover the curtains(window valance)not the wall.
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Most of the fabric vallances ae held in place by 2 to 4 angle brackets. They may also have a longer set of screws in the top if they are below cabinet. Get a flashlight and look up in the vallence to see where the screw are located.

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