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Posted: 05/07/10 01:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both mini blinds and day/night shades have their advantages and disadvantages. We have both, thought we would trade out the day/night for mini's, BUT the mini's show the dust so much more than the day/nights. DW say's "if you can't see the dust, it must not be there"!


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Raise them up for traveling.


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As soon as our day/night shades wear out....I am getting either mini blinds or drapes. I don't like the shades.


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Arlene, if you do go with wood blinds, stick with the l" blades as opposed to the 2". I went with the 2" and as Larry Barnhart mentioned, they are heavy. The side valances keep them from flying around, and since you are putting them in your fifth wheel, noise while traveling won't be a problem.




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Another vote for raising the blinds while traveling.


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Posted: 05/06/10 08:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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We have wooden mini blinds and pull them up when we're traveling. We have a motorhome so we needed to find a way to hold them still because they're pretty noisy even in the up position. A piece of Velco on the bottom rail with the matching piece on the window frame works very well - no more noise or movement.


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Posted: 05/06/10 08:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our trailer came with metal mini-blinds and they had the "channels" going up the sides of the windows (like this)--just like they do with day/night shades--so that they didn't swing all over the place when we moved.

If you're switching from day/night shades, couldn't you measure out the blinds so that go along those channels, too? Our new trailer has one set of mini-blinds that don't have the channels, so there are two little clips at the bottom that you can snap them into to hold them in place.


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Posted: 05/06/10 07:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our new Jayco came with metal mini blinds, aluminum I guess. The dealer told us to just raise them up during travel which we did. Easy enough and I hate those hold-down clips. I like to raise and lower them and to me, the clips are a pain to hook and unhook.

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Switched from day-nite TO thermal drapes & sheers. LOVE IT !!





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