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Old 02-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Redoing window boxes

I am currently looking at used coached and there are some that I really like but just can't handle the purple (and other colors) decor'd windowbox treatments. Anybody have there's redone? what kind of cost are you looking at for a 40' DP? ballpark of course. I can't imagine it could be a big job.
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We re-covered ours. Actually, I wanted to make window valances out of oak to match the wood in the coach but DW thought that would be 'too much wood.' So, she bought some suede-like fabric and we just covered the existing fabric that looked like something my grandmother would have.

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We are completely remodeling our Tradewinds. You can see the process for recovering the window valances in the National forum, look for "Starting renovation on Tradewinds". Photos are shown. If youl'd like any tips just let me know in that forum. Dan
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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I actually made window boxes for the travel trailer we had before we bought our current motorhome. I built the boxes from 1/4" and 1/2" plywood, covered them with some thin batting material, then covered all that with the pieces cut from the curtains that came with the trailer. The curtains (and the new valences) matched the bedspread. I used fusible iron-on tape along the edges and fastened everything else with 1/4" staples.

It wouldn't be too hard to recover existing boxes if you're handy. If your wife can sew, get her to help you with the placement of the seams to get everything looking neat and tidy.
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I am wanting to remove my window boxes and re-fabric them with an updated fabric.

I see there are screws at the bottom of the 'legs' but absolutely for the life of me can't see or find how they are attached at the top of the box frame.

Anyone please? I know it is pretty standard, but I looked, felt and couldn't find anything!

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if there is screws on bottom then maybe it has a slot that it drops in for the top...so if bottom screws are removed then lift to remove...jeff

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I am wanting to remove my window boxes and re-fabric them with an updated fabric.

I see there are screws at the bottom of the 'legs' but absolutely for the life of me can't see or find how they are attached at the top of the box frame.

Anyone please? I know it is pretty standard, but I looked, felt and couldn't find anything!

Thanks folks!
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Did you pull the blind out yet? Lots you have to pull the blind in order to access the screws.
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No, just had a fellow IRV2 send me in a PM that his buddy had a Fleetwood, about the same age as mine, and that there are false bottoms in the cabinets above the window boxes and that the screws are accessed by removing the false bottoms in the cabinets above. I haven't verified that yet, but certainly explains why there are no screws, angle pieces or anything else visible on the upper portion attaching it.

Will keep you posted. I wish there were pictures somewhere of this procedure, but alas, haven't found any that show step by step removal of the boxes for re-covering the fabric....

Also, it appears that my day/night shades are riveted to the valance/box too....I have to verify that as well......
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Sounds y
Looks like you have the perfect opportunity to be our teacher. I'm sure many of us would really appreciate pictures. Are you up to it? Trying not to be pushy !
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Yes, I am, I love to take pictures and most certainly will have a photographic track of them.

I did verify that my coach has 'false bottoms' in the cabinets above the valances. But I can't figure out how they come out yet, no screws, etc evident and the corner trim pieces come down and are on top of the false bottom.

Will keep you posted.....and take pics....
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Kent need me to come by? Sometimes 2 sets of eyes are what it takes
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Might have to Dave, but got some info on another thread and gonna look into that first....will keep ya posted! Thanks!
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