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Old 11-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #11
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Re: window coverings

As a further note, the blind's head rail appears large enough that it would be easy to attach industrial strength Velcro to it to mount a blackout panel for those requiring more darkness to sleep or even a decorative valance if that's your style. Fabric would look nice but for the "sewing challenged" - like me - I think it would be easy enough to make straight panels from those inexpensive vinyl roller shades - just disconnect them from the roller and cut out the size and shape you need.



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Old 11-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #12
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Can someone tell me if white blinds are still an option? It's Sunday or I'd call Escape.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #13
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Chalk me up for being happy with the brown-ish blinds in my new 19. They work better keeping the room darker when boondocking at a well lit truck stop. Think they look great because they harmonize with the wood and my fabric of choice, and having (off) white walls is just exactly enough white for me.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:09 AM   #14
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When my trailer was built last April, white blinds were not available. I knew that before they started to build mine so my color choices took the darker ones into account; I am pleased with the result.
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Escape switched to brown awhile back.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #16
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Chalk me up for being happy with the brown-ish blinds in my new 19. They work better keeping the room darker when boondocking at a well lit truck stop. Think they look great because they harmonize with the wood and my fabric of choice, and having (off) white walls is just exactly enough white for me.
Anyone have photos of the new blinds?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #17
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Here you go:
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Thanks, Karen. A picture is worth...well, you know the rest.
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It is amazing Karen how your countertop accents the Escapes' stock floor, cushions and blinds, they all come together with that selection, really nice.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #20
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On our 5.0 we used curtains at the foot of the bed to help block light (also reflectix in the emergency hatch at night and behind the loft windows).
We also found that there was lots of cold (and heat) radiating through the door so we put up a relatively thin thermal drape across the door using a small shower curtain rod. It does a really nice job for both heat and cold and is easy to push out of the way or pull over the door...takes up only an inch or two when retracted. (It is not fully retracted in the photo.)
With those two things we don't find any need to further darken the windows at the dinette and kitchen. We have the off white pleated shades and really like them.
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