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Old 01-31-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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I have an older Class B RV with the kind of curtains which snap at the top and bottom, and are supposed to slide back and forth. I have some issues with them and wonder what people have done which is more efficient.
First, they don't slide. They unsnap. And even so they cover the window.
Second, they are ugly. Even to one with NO esthetic sensibilities they are ugly. They are an offense against humanity. The dog winces when he sees them.
Third, they do not allow one to open them so as to let in light and the view when desired. Unless you take them off.
Fourth, when one takes the time to slide one of them a bit to see out, it takes a long time to get it back.

I'm sure there are things which are more effective and wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. I've thought of sheets hanging down which would just be shoved up into the valance onto hooks glued up there, pull down shades (but they'd have to lap somehow for privacy) and that's about it.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Our Class B has basically the same curtains. When you open or shut them 1/3 of the snaps come undone. I don't think ours look bad just a pain to use. It's on the list to change but its down the list quite a ways, so I haven't looked around yet for a different kind.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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Well, I've gotten around finally to the curtains. For the long, narrow windows at the top I'm thinking of thin strips of sheets stapled under the valance, and pushed up onto hooks during the day. The same with the larger window at the back of the bed - sofa. Tuck them under the valance. Would have to find someone with a serger.

Don't know what to do about the side doors. Maybe a couple of pull-down shades would work there.

But I would like the light during the day without the grief of managing those shades. Heck, I just found out those windows open, would be nice for ventilation.

Good luck with your projects.
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