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Old 05-06-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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I may be totally offbase here, but I cannot stand the curtains that came in our 2005 Cedar Creek. Fussy and I just can't stand to look at them. My idea was to simply remove them because there is still a valance and we do have day/night shades. To me they just look fussy and take up wall space. DH thinks I have lost my mind.

Anyone else out there also remove their curtains?
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Don't have a picture to share right now, but we have valances and blinds only....very clean, neat look. Except for the curtains up around the windshield/cab area........I would get rid of those too, if I could figure a way for privacy when we need it, without shutting off that area.

I suppose there may be some sort of insulating factor that some may need to consider.....
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Thank you! So I'm not nuts? We have a 5th wheel so I don't need to wrry about the front. What you're seeing in the pic is the front living room.

Ok, thanks - I'm taking mine down!
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Don't have a picture to share right now, but we have valances and blinds only....very clean, neat look. Except for the curtains up around the windshield/cab area........I would get rid of those too, if I could figure a way for privacy when we need it, without shutting off that area.

I suppose there may be some sort of insulating factor that some may need to consider.....
They are really pricey but MCD American Duo shades American Duo Day/Night Shade System are what we are gong to have installed this summer.
We will get the remote controlled powered option for them.
With them you get solar shades, sun visors, and nighttime privacy.

We have the manual ones in the rest of the coach but plan to take a run down to the factory in TX this summer to have them do the installation. The window instalation was easy but the windshield is a bigger job and I don't want to tackle it.
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They are really pricey but MCD American Duo shades American Duo Day/Night Shade System are what we are gong to have installed this summer.
We will get the remote controlled powered option for them.
With them you get solar shades, sun visors, and nighttime privacy.

We have the manual ones in the rest of the coach but plan to take a run down to the factory in TX this summer to have them do the installation. The window instalation was easy but the windshield is a bigger job and I don't want to tackle it.
Looks like a great solution.....thanks.
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Thank you! So I'm not nuts? We have a 5th wheel so I don't need to wrry about the front. What you're seeing in the pic is the front living room.

Ok, thanks - I'm taking mine down!
Doesn't prove you are not nuts!
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AlaskanRV, you are so right!

On a serious note, when I went back yesterday to look at the curtains, I realized that I couldn't remove them. The holders that hold the curtains back, were scred into the wall with 2 large screws each! How stupid! So, if I remove the curtains, I will have 2 large holes on each side.

I know I'm not the most mechanically inclined person in the world, but I do know that it doesn't take 2 large screws to hold a piece of fabric in place!
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You can probably fill the holes with tinted filler. Which is more annoying, the curtains or two spots of filler?Creative placement of something might hide the holes.
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You can probably fill the holes with tinted filler. Which is more annoying, the curtains or two spots of filler?Creative placement of something might hide the holes.
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I would do the filler in a heart beat - DH will not, so I will just work on him until he agrees
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Are the screws where the tie-backs are? Maybe you could just add a medallion or something at that spot? At least the curtains would be out of the way then.
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Are the screws where the tie-backs are? Maybe you could just add a medallion or something at that spot? At least the curtains would be out of the way then.
There are two bug screws in every tie back, so medallions would be too much. Even the filler will show because the screws are so big.
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There are two bug screws in every tie back, so medallions would be too much. Even the filler will show because the screws are so big.

Well, I'm out of ideas.....I think you might be stuck with curtains! Bummer. Ours were so easy!
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Well, I'm out of ideas.....I think you might be stuck with curtains! Bummer. Ours were so easy!
That's just the kind of luck I have
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We have change dthe window coverings and blinds on several RV's. You have to work with you have but it can be done.

Go with the valence and blinds and find a nice wall paper border and make a frame for the sides and/or bottom to accent the window. This way you can cover up any holes from the hardware.

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