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DrewE

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Posted: 02/06/21 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Walaby wrote:

Well now, I've learned TWO things this week.

Cornices are NOT the moldings around the edge of roof and wall, like I thought google description was saying.

But, they are what I think most people refer to as valances.


The word can be applied to either one, actually. The decorative molding around a ceiling or at the top edge of an (outside) wall may properly be called a cornice. A box-like ornamental thing around the top edge of a window may also be called a cornice, as can a molding around the top of a piece of furniture. It's a general term for any horizontally projecting ornamental bit at the top of something.





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We removed all of ours and like the 'clean' look. It also made it a heck of a lot easier when it came time to repair the blinds.


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We removed ours for a cleaner look. RV designers seem to think that the inside of an RV should look like a bordello.


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frankwp wrote:

We removed ours for a cleaner look. RV designers seem to think that the inside of an RV should look like a bordello.


This.

I would never ever have that type of cornice in my house, and don't like it in the RV.

I removed the cornice and ugly shades. Replaced them with some curtains that I made, on rods.


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I am back, sorry or any confusion, yes valance / cornices, frame your windows inside the RV basically. So now that we have identified them [emoticon], I'd love to hear from more people, please chime in if you have removed them: did you notice any difference, light and insulation wise?


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I removed ours last fall. They interfered with fully opening closet doors. Will see if they are missed this camping season. I doubt it. Bedroom is brighter without them. Cannot put them up again because they were destroyed getting 'em off.


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Posted: 02/12/21 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't done this yet (we are a few months from actually owning an RV) but I plan to. I see them as unsightly, unnecessary, and simply not worth the weight or dust gathering. FWIW and all.

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One positive comment on them is that they eliminate the ability of your neighbors who are parked next door - often VERY close by next door, from seeing into the trailer from the edges of the shades or curtains. Without them, it is very easy to look inside at night, even without trying.

In many campgrounds, the sites are very close together and people like to sit outside at night around a campfire. Can't help sometime seeing inside a persons trailer or motorhome because of the gap in the curtains edges.

Just thought I would bring this up since there are so many who are against the things and to answer the OP's question, NO, we did not get rid of ours mainly because of the reason I stated.
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BurbMan wrote:

Valence, cornice, lambequin, I believe Deuce is talking about these things that go around the windows:

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These are invariably upholstered with the ugliest fabric available. In a previous trailer, I removed them and replaced them with ones I made from oak and stained. If you have miniblinds, they are function in the sense that they keep the blinds from bouncing around when in transit.

If you have pleated shades, they don't do much to keep the shades in place (since the shades are tethered) but visually they do hide the top bar, and as was noted, offer some light protection on the sides.

I removed them in our latest truck camper project and never looking back!


The picture shows exactly what was in my motorhome. They are gone (out with the garbage) and so are the blinds they covered. I put up regular house curtain rods and curtains. No regrets. Now I can change curtains at will.


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Mine in the bedroom was pretty simple. I was able to cut off the horrible draped print curtains and add a strip of maple veneer. I like a cleaner modern look.

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