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Old 08-15-2015, 11:37 AM   #21
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Seems like a person could make a sort of folding screen 'frame' out of pvc pipe and elbows which could be disassembled into just straight pieces when not in use. Two panels positioned in an angle so it would stand on its own. Then drape a dark but lightweight fabric over them when you set it up. Easy to store and very little weight.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:47 PM   #22
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I like the idea of something that could be removed instead of permanently mounted, mainly for aesthetic reasons (no rod across the ceiling). Several have suggested a stainless steel braided wire that would go to an eyelet attached to the sides of the overhead cabinets, and just draw a curtain/loops across it. It's all a matter of personal preference, but you could easily take the wire down, and the ceiling would still be smooth.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:36 PM   #23
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I like the idea of something that could be removed instead of permanently mounted, mainly for aesthetic reasons (no rod across the ceiling). Several have suggested a stainless steel braided wire that would go to an eyelet attached to the sides of the overhead cabinets, and just draw a curtain/loops across it. It's all a matter of personal preference, but you could easily take the wire down, and the ceiling would still be smooth.
The is the tension version of having a spring-loaded rod in compression (which is bizarrely called a "tension rod") across the same space - both make sense to me.

If there is a place to mount either of these - which means cabinets facing each other across the trailer in a suitable place for a straight run of curtain - then a removable rod could also be used between fixed supports.

I put two closet rod brackets (roughly like these: Style Selections Fixed Mount Rod Support) on either side of a space where I wanted a rod, and used a simple fixed length of chromed aluminum closet rod (like this).
I see in a search today that the rods come in an oval shape (for matching brackets), which would give better vertical load bearing strength for a given weight.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:09 PM   #24
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Double sided tape maybe ore velcro strips if curtain is not to heavy
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:44 PM   #25
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Being a "bedroom" in front of the door, I wonder why ETI did not just add an easy to open/close curtain. Seems odd.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:54 PM   #26
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So that you would be at liberty to add one.
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Old 08-28-2015, 03:30 PM   #27
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There is a curtain that covers the front door to give privacy...
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:45 PM   #28
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Hi Jan and Paul, do you mean cover the front door window?
I was referring to when the door is open and someone is still in bed.

I see many here inventing ways to add a privacy curtain around the exposed side of the bed.

I realize the ceiling has to have curvature for strength but a similarly shaped track attached to ceiling ( on attachment points under the vinyl covering ) would be a welcome option for some.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:25 PM   #29
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There is a curtain that can be drawn across the entire front door, so the door can be open. When the curtain is drawn back (open) it hangs between the bathroom and front doors. No curve around the bed. No privacy from the rest of the trailer, but from the outside world via the front door.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:31 PM   #30
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Thank you Mary. I did not know that, I thought Jan was referring to a door window curtain attached to the door.

Well That certainly make a difference when leaving early in the morning and wife is in bed, at least there will be some privacy. Thank you for clarifying that. Learn something every day!
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