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Old 07-18-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Curtain in a 21 between bed and kitchen?

Hi! We are thinking of adding a curtain between the bed and kitchen in our new 21. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:54 PM   #2
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We travel with a few kids so a curtain was a near necessity
We found a wire curtain rod from IKEA and it works very well

Look for Dignitet curtain wire

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/pro...E226437_S4.JPG
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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If you just need a quick one nighter type divider, a rubber clothesline might do ok. I stretch it on the upper cabinet handles as they are convenient for the most part.

If I needed it more often, I'd screw in some strategically placed hooks on the wall instead.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:15 PM   #4
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In our 17B we use a tension curtain rod and pre-made curtain with a built in sleeve. It fits nice from the top of the upper cabinets. We store it on the shelf above the front window. Maybe that would work in a 21. This is similar. http://www.amazon.com/Levolor-13315-...on+curtain+rod
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Thanks for the suggestions. They all look like they would work. We're thinking of asking ETI to install the kind they use in the bathroom between the cabinet and wall by the door. We're looking for a durable, permanent solution.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:17 AM   #6
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Arizona jack has a curtain between their bed and kitchen in their 21ft. It was on a track if I remember correctly and you could pull it back in the daytime or after a nap.
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21 curtain, divider

In our 19 we had a curtain to separate the bed area from everywhere else and used it every morning when I got up early and Nancy and Chico would sleep in. The 21 bed made it more difficult, I put up a single drape rod from BB&B and a single shear drape to match the bedding. The rod would hang down so the white wire across the vent supports the end. I wanted a track in that area, but Reace said don't think so & I haven't done anything about it myself.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:08 AM   #8
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Hi AzJack,
I too have been pondering a curtain in this area as well .. I like your idea.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:58 PM   #9
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We just got back from Chilliwack. What a pleasure to do business with a small, family-based company rather than a giant corporation! Our 21 is done in Feb. We forgot to ask about the curtains. The shape of the bed + the way the upper cabinets are situated makes a curtain look like a challenge. I like what you did with your setup, AZJack. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:28 PM   #10
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I asked ETI to install a flexible metal track but the refused. Their suggestion was to insert a different screw in the corner of the Maxx vent to use as an anchor point close to the end of the bed.
We haven't spent enough time at home to try this. HOWEVER my light sensitive husband was able to sleep while I stayed up to read if I sit in the side of the dinette what is on the same side of the trailer as the bed and use only the captain's light which we had installed over the bench seat.
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With our 19 we sleep with our heads beside the fridge/bath wall. I get up way before my wife, and it is usually still dark, and I will read on that same side of the dinette. The light is completely blocked from her view. I would think in the 21, if the person last in bed slept along the outside wall, the same could be done.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:37 PM   #12
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It would be nice to have a track, so that the curtain could turn the corner around the bed, but this is a single-shell moulded fiberglass trailer - is it worth having fasteners (rivets or bolts) right through the roof to hold up the track? This is why tying into the existing vent attachment makes sense.
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A home-made folding screen could be made with some panels of plastic covered in contact paper hinged to each other, or with some other lightweight material. I would not want to put anything on the ceiling because it might pull down something.
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I'd use a tension rod across the foot of the bed from the bath wall over to the street side, should allow some privacy from the knees up.....
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I'd use a tension rod across the foot of the bed from the bath wall over to the street side, should allow some privacy from the knees up.....
Not sure where you mean but maybe a tension rod could be used from by the door across to the driver's side wall, if a 7' one would possibly work.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:39 AM   #16
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From the corner bath wall, bedside over to upper cabinet, should cover the bed except for maybe 2' in from the bed bottom, but still some privacy
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For those not yet owners, but going to be, do you think ETI could epoxy a few wood pieces on shell's ceiling about where an owner could attach an L shape curtain rod ? They epoxy these wood slats all over so as to attach all furnishing, a couple more seems simple.

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