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Old 10-02-2016, 07:28 AM   #11
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On our previous TT our curtains were just attached with Velcro. you could sew the curtains and just put one piece of mVelcro on the underside of the wood valance and sewed one on the fabric. That is all that Jayco did for our curtains. They stayed very well.

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Old 10-02-2016, 09:29 AM   #12
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I'll add another vote for velcro - it works quite well. We used the material from a set of pop-open auto sun shades cut to fit our windows and sewed some black backing material on them. A few small pieces of sticky velcro around the metal window frame holds them in place nicely.

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Old 10-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #13
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Velcro is a great idea. Inexpensive and easy. You could use a hot glue gun to affix it to the frame or under the valance.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:07 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Rustysocket View Post
From the OP's original post:

"I bought creme colored blackout fabric but have not figured out how to hang the fabric over the windows."

Seem's we are stuck at what to do next.....
Sorry. We used small spring loaded curtain rods.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:15 PM   #15
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Buy yourself a sleep mask on eBay. Why take the time and effort of covering and uncovering the Windows every morning and evening.
We bought sleep masks for airline travel and visit to Estonian this summer ( never actually gets dark...like anchorage). They're comfortable, cheap, and effective.
Then when your not trying to sleep you and the DW can play Marco Polo...or some other fun game fir adults.

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Old 10-03-2016, 05:53 PM   #16
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Silver Reflectic With Velcro

I think I like the idea of the Reflectix from the DIY store. I like the idea it will keep heat out and prevent fading of the interior.
Reflectix is so light but stiff that the frame and blinds should hold it in. If not, I will put a few velcro spots across the top of the window.

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Old 12-26-2016, 12:26 PM   #17
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You should be able to buy and install limo. tint. It's very dark and you can't see thru it.......

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:21 AM   #18
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I use the silver bubble reflecting material. Cut just a little larger than the window and force fit in the frame that way you can pull it out when you want light in the area. It also helps keep you cooler on hot days..
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:34 AM   #19
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We bought some blackout fabric. DW taped velcro to the top of the inside window awnings and to the fabric so the fabric hung over the awnings around the windows. Worked great, cheap and easy to remove, and the velcro being only on top of the awnings wasn't that visible.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:59 PM   #20
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blackout curtains

I need a dark bedroom to sleep, so over the years, and 4 RVs later, I found an easy way to take care of the problem. I had some old blackout curtains from Walmart that I had taken out of my home windows. I used the hems on each end of the curtain to put the small extension rods through. I cut the curtains in the middle and cut to fit the length of the windows. They are thick enough to create straight scissor cuts,
I put them behind the shades. This way, if I need to open them for air or light, I pull the curtains to one side and raise the shades. They look like made to order curtains, and completely blackout the light.They can be hung in front of shades or blinds or behind. They come in a variety of colors and are inexpensive.

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