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Old 02-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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I have an 82 Winnebago, 21'. The curtains were original when I got it. The curtains that pull around windows of the overhead bed area and the one that blocks out the cab section for privacy in the coach body have disintegrated. I would rather not use the tiny hooks that are left on the channel as that would mean installing a lot of snaps to the new curtains so they could snap onto the snaps on the hooks.
Any ideas? As low cost as possible. Would it be possible to use another type of material that could be adhered to the upper windows and pulled off in the day, something like the stuff used on windshields to keep cars cool.

There are a lot more issues with this wonderful rig, and I am a newbie. But maybe I could start with this.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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Try going to an RV dealership or an RV show and look at different makes of RV's. That may give you several different ideas. You may find something you like. Won't hurt and give you somewhere to go too. I love going to the Tampa, Fla. RV show and finding things that are different that I can do myself to make mine a little different.
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The mechanism for attaching the curtains in your rig may be different, but do you have an "eye" kind of deal that travels along the curtain track? Something with a hole in it?

If not, you can probably replace what you have with with something like Sliding Eye Carrier Small

and then just clip these hooks onto the top edge of your selected curtain

Amazon.com: JR Products 05205 Stainless Steel Party Light Hanger: Automotive

No snaps to sew, and best of all the curtains come down and go up quickly for washing.
I sewed new front windshield drapes for our Class A with these clip-on hooks (I found mine in the drapery hardware section of our local big-box hardware store). Quick and easy!

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Another do it yourself projuect for windows is to buy a roll or two of Reflectix (that silver bubble wrap type of insulation) http://www.homedepot.com/buy/buildin...ion-20960.html
and cut/tape pieces to fit your windows. I used tiny pieces of Velcro to adhere the Reflectix to the window frame, but that was not totally satisfactory. I believe I'll try tacky putty next time.

I did this for only the windows on the driver's side of the coach, since the awning shades the passenger side. It's neat stuff.

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For lots of vintage RV parts, also check out Vintage Trailer Sales for th eparts.

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curtains

we are in the middle of doing this on our m/h we bought eclipse curtains from waly world and the wife cut them down and made them the right size they have a insulating backing in them already that's what they state and they are pretty heavy . you can get them up 84 inches long I think so you can get two or three out of one ,there is quite a selection of fabrics and colors .

best wishes frank, cricket and harley the dog
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I do have little attachments that slide along the curtain track but are not the same as the one pictured on the website. These have circles in the front to receive snaps on the curtains.
Thanks a lot for the web sites you gave, they are very interesting.
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Great idea. I will check that out.
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I'll look that up. Thank you for the tip.
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