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Old 11-30-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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Cockpit Separation Curtains

The princess and I have been using our MH for less than a year. We enjoy the traveling and camping very much and plan to start traveling again in the spring. Before getting underway again we are adding some modifications to make make the accommodations more comfortable for us. One of the modification we would like to add is a curtain separating the cockpit from the coach's living area. I have some thoughts on how to do this, but I don't want to re-invent the wheel if some of you have already completed a similar project.
Your suggestions will be appreciated.
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I did mine awhile back and DW picked out shower curtains cloth type and here is the link. I used the track for a class c and fit perfect.
Blackout curtains.
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There is a down side to this: In the summer we travel with the generator running air conditioning so the entire RV is cool when we get where we are going. In the winter we will run the RV heat if it is real cool or cold out side. It is great to have the RV at a comfortable temperature when getting to the end of the day.
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There is a down side to this: In the summer we travel with the generator running air conditioning so the entire RV is cool when we get where we are going. In the winter we will run the RV heat if it is real cool or cold out side. It is great to have the RV at a comfortable temperature when getting to the end of the day.

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You can tie back the curtains or close them and use the front ac or heater. And if you drive at night you can close the curtain while they are in the back with lights on. Mine are tied back with Velcro and the curtains are on a rail to open and close. Like nothing there.
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We are just getting done doing this exact thing.
Had to replace the RV Store curtains that came out of the washing machine like this.
I went to Bed Bath & Beyond looking for the shower curtain drapes and saw the drapes first so I looked and found these brown drapes they are lined and blocks out the flood light on the garage 6 feet away completely. I hung them with a 2 inch dowel. And used the brackets like for a shower. When in cold weather we can move them to just behind the seats easily. I also hung the same size panels as the front for side driver/ passenger windows except we used the original curtain rods (Pull type) and cut them down and used the brackets for those. They all slide easily on the dowel.
Now you can buy the curtain rods at a cost which I couldn't see doing. Just got done putting the side panels up and have to upload that picture.
I think they look good and will keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter.
I think everything was $100 and change.
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I installed two piece blackout curtains on a telescoping rod just behind the front cockpit seat backs. The curtains slide on the rod from midway to allow entry and exit while traveling. We only use them when traveling in cold winter conditions to retain the heat from the dash heating. I take the curtains and rod down and store them during warmer conditions.
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Mine is two shower curtains. One stows behind driver and the other behind passengers seat with Velcro.
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Cockpit Separation Curtains

We found a nice pattern on a sheet from a thrift store and my wife sewed it into a double faced curtain with loops to fasten on hooks that were already installed in our rig. The cost was less than $10.


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Don't know if they still sell them but Camping World used to sell a 2 piece plastic curtain track with sliding hooks attached.


My princess made curtains that we use both summer and winter. We start the house AC or heater 1/2 or 1 hour before reaching our destination. They tuck out of the way when not in use.
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Don't know if they still sell them but Camping World used to sell a 2 piece plastic curtain track with sliding hooks attached.


My princess made curtains that we use both summer and winter. We start the house AC or heater 1/2 or 1 hour before reaching our destination. They tuck out of the way when not in use.

That is were I got my track from and hooks.
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Last year, I installed what I call Privacy - Comfort Curtains in our motorhome. My reason for doing this was to help improve the dash A/C performance in the driver/passenger compartment while driving....no reason to cool the entire coach. And they worked perfectly. However, we also realized an additional benefit. When closed, the curtains "sealed off" the front area and provided additional privacy, making us feel like we were residing in a very nice up-scale "condo" rather than in a motorhome. We love them! Cheap? No....I don't do cheap. I do "nice". And they sure are nice. BTW, the driverside panel pull "wand" hooks to the slide during travel....not unlike the passenger side wand, although it is not attached in this photo. I also fabricated 3 plastic "protector" wands (attached to the driver side wall in front of the slide) to keep the driver panel from contacting the slide (could be dusty/dirty) when the slide is retracted. One of the nicer upgrades I made to our coach.....and DW loves them.

Hope this helps with a few ideas you may have....
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FWIW with our C I just use a scrap piece of wood similar to a door stop to hold a couple of yards of fleece I had around. Wrap the cloth around the stick then slip it under the overhead mattress. Comes out when I need it too or just flips up into the over cab bed. It makes a huge difference when heating the motor home because of all the heat loss in the cab or keeps the cab warmer when traveling.
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Last year, I installed what I call Privacy - Comfort Curtains in our motorhome. My reason for doing this was to help improve the dash A/C performance in the driver/passenger compartment while driving....no reason to cool the entire coach. And they worked perfectly. However, we also realized an additional benefit. When closed, the curtains "sealed off" the front area and provided additional privacy, making us feel like we were residing in a very nice up-scale "condo" rather than in a motorhome. We love them! Cheap? No....I don't do cheap. I do "nice". And they sure are nice. BTW, the driverside panel pull "wand" hooks to the slide during travel....not unlike the passenger side wand, although it is not attached in this photo. I also fabricated 3 plastic "protector" wands (attached to the driver side wall in front of the slide) to keep the driver panel from contacting the slide (could be dusty/dirty) when the slide is retracted. One of the nicer upgrades I made to our coach.....and DW loves them.

Hope this helps with a few ideas you may have....

Very nice.
I didn't think about the wands.
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We've been doing that for 8 yrs. if your goal is heat/a/c all you need is a couple of sheer panels on a rod with a couple pieces of Velcro to hold the middles together when they're closed.
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