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Old 04-01-2016, 04:10 PM   #51
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Thanks, Laura. When you get it all figured out please do let us know what sizes to order, what hardware is needed etc.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:19 PM   #52
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Thanks, Laura. When you get it all figured out please do let us know what sizes to order, what hardware is needed etc.
Hey, I may start charging for this info!

Oh wait, I owe ya, so I guess this one is gratis.

I do know that when you order the blinds, you tell them which style of mount you're going to do and they include the appropriate hardware for that type (inside, outside, ceiling).
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:27 PM   #53
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I too really like the blinds that Escape uses. They work so great for use in an RV. There might be other good ones out there though. I had the mini blinds in our last trailer, and did not like them at all.

I really do have to ask though, why would anyone want to be sleeping when the sun is up?
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:28 PM   #54
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Oh okay. All this time I thought you were getting blinds, which I hated in our Casita.

We have the cellular shades (made by Bali) in our bedroom at the house, and I really like them. I've seen some in other RV's that are light filtering along the bottom and room darkening at the top; pull them all the way down to darken the room. Other versions of these shades can be pulled up or down all the way, such that they block the window along the bottom while you can still see out across the top. That's the feature I'd like to have, but when I asked about custom shades, I got a quick "no."

I figure if/when ETI's stock accordion shades wear out, I'll investigate replacing them with something that works more to my liking... And in a more interesting color.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:45 PM   #55
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Super helpful! Thank you so much for the guided tour!
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:49 PM   #56
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... And in a more interesting color.
This is one of the biggest drawbacks of the stock shades, in that folks can't choose from a myriad of colours to match their decorating style, like most of the other finishes in the trailers.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:55 PM   #57
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I figure if/when ETI's stock accordion shades wear out, I'll investigate replacing them with something that works more to my liking... And in a more interesting color.
Might be a long wait. Mine are just fine after eight years.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:41 PM   #58
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I had the cordless blackout shades I put in my previous 17B and really liked them. The stock ETI shades in the 19 I really like and they are pretty good at blocking light. The one thing I have noticed is they seem much sturdier, probably because they are designed for RV use. I do agree that some color choices would enhance the stock choice if colors are available. It would make it tougher on ETI to order, stock and achieve lower costs.
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I'm wondering if one could simply remove the accordion blinds and spray paint them on the window facing side only in order to block more light? Hmmm.
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They're mini blinds....or micro; Home Depot sells them. The accordion referred to are pleated shades, which we like. To me mini blinds in a small trailer are more prone to bending If aluminum and the weight of vinyl could be a potential issue in performance having had both in our home.
Redoing apartments found you can special order heavier blinds then off the store shelf blinds . The ones they sell off the shelf or thin and bend real easy . Pat
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