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Old 02-29-2016, 01:37 PM   #1
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Privacy Curtain Replacement - Easy Fix

We just purchased our 2016 26' Jayfeather and the only problem that I had with it was that "privacy curtain" that Jayco provides for the doorway between the kitchen and the bedroom. After looking on line and surfing the internet, it seemed that the only option for my 2' wide opening was a accordion style door that you can purchase at either Home Depot or Lowes. Even though these are fairly inexpensive, I wasn't sure how sound resistant it would be in comparison to the curtain. When I went to HD to purchase one, the guy helping me told me that they were out but suggested a 2' wide folding door instead. I had not seen anything online regarding this idea but thought "why not". The price was about the same with the only exception that the folding door was solid and would provide the sound resistance that I was looking for as well as it folds up nice and tight against the wall only using 1' of wall space. Installation only took about 30 min and I was very happy with the results. The door had to be cut down from 80" to 72" but that is not a problem. If this interest you, I can send details.
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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Looks good.
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:21 PM   #3
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What a great and easy idea. I would love to get details. I just brought home my 24RBS, that I purchased in Jan. Looks like our bedroom door-way is the same. Please send instructions.


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Old 02-29-2016, 04:56 PM   #4
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Giljmo, you need to measure the opening, vertical & hoizontal. My door frame was 24" X 74" so i had to cut mine down to fit. Go to either HD or Lowe's and purchase a 24" folding door. I think they come standard of 80" high but if you can find a shorter one that fits then no modifications needed. If not, no big deal. Just cut off the bottom enough so that its 2 1/2" shorter than the height measurement. When you do this, you will cut off the insert that supports the bottom peg that comes with the hardware. Simply take out the insert from the cut off peace and, using wood glue, re-insert it to the bottom of the door. Using a sharp knife, you'll need to remove the old glue from it before installing it to the door. After about 2 hours to let the new glue dry, it's ready to install. Just follow the instructions in the hardware package for the rest.
Very simple. Good luck.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:09 PM   #5
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Also, one other thing. Use the shorter screws for the floor hardware support piece when screwing it to the wall because the longer ones will penitration right though the outer wall if you don't. Use the longer ones for the ceiling support and the floor as these are thicker areas. Yep, I learned the hard way.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:18 PM   #6
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Make that 2" shorter not 2 1/2.
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Looks good! Can you send some pics of the bottom half of the door / gap at the floor?
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Sure, later today. Keep in mind that the height is a little flexible because the bottom peg has about 1" of adjustment on it but you do want about an inch gap at the bottom for return air back to the ac unit.
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Duke, We've got the same trailer. What do you think of that curtain? Also, Why did they not put a mount and cable connection in the bedroom. These 2 things were the only problems that I had with this trailer. Other than that, its a very nice RV.
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Duke, We've got the same trailer. What do you think of that curtain? Also, Why did they not put a mount and cable connection in the bedroom. These 2 things were the Attachment 22291only problems that I had with this trailer. Other than that, its a very nice RV.

Hello CB55, I actually have the Jay Flight 26BH. I have not yet had a chance to use the curtain in an actual camping trip since we just purchased the TT back in the middle of Nov. The opening to the front bedroom is much different shape, but does have a curtain, see attached picture.

I really like your door mod and would definitely do the same thing if I could in my TT, I just thought it would good to see the bottom half of the door since the pictures of the new door did not show this view for others thinking of doing this mod.

On the 26BH, I don't have a picture but there is a TV mount location, outlet and cable connection in the front bedroom. The TV mount sticker is on the wall behind the couch on the bedroom side of course, and the cable / outlets are next to it on the adjacent outside wall up high.

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Thanks again for sharing your mod.

Cheers & Happy Camping,

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