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Subject Topic: Blinds up or down when towing?
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Message posted by colouredcob on 13/7/2014 at 11:06am
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I always leave the blinds up and curtains open but have seen more and more vans with the blinds down! Is there a reason for this? Just wondering

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Message posted by Bill Terry on 13/7/2014 at 11:23am
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I guess each to there own, But if the sun is shinning on the blinds when in tow they can dazzle?


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 I cannot be 100 % on this, however the guy that services my van, told me that traveling with blinds down Knac*ers the internal spring!!

 So i have started lifting just for the journey.

 

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In the life of a caravan, the time spent towing is tiny.

Blinds up or down, it does not matter a toss.

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Side blinds down to stop nosey b"$%^&, but the middle front and rears ones up.

As I then can see 'through' the van out the rear.

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I drive with ours open so you can see through.but closed when we strap 97 year old granny to the side dinette seat if she comes with us.

Message posted by alpiner on 13/7/2014 at 2:41pm
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Down, Always down that way you cant see the illegal immigrants i transfer round the country, East Anglia tomorrow

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Haha so basically blinds down to hide illegals, granny and to stop mosey buggers eyeballing your stuff. Thanks for the laughs folks, Alpina, I live in East Anglia so hope to see you around lol

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It depends if you want to stop for a quickie on the way.
You'll probably notice that couples who have been married for over 5 years usually leave the blinds open.

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We've been married nearly 50 years, Tango so we haven't got any blinds or curtains !
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Blinds up to save the spring mechanisms, but curtains drawn ready for storage (if w're going home)

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Quote: Originally posted by DaveS1 on 13/7/2014We've been married nearly 50 years, Tango so we haven't got any blinds or curtains !
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Blimey Dave, that's almost double to what we've been married but I'm in love with two girls actually. One's the wife and the others the caravan which I prefer as it doesn't complain or answer back and can trade it in for a younger model when I want.

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On our Sprite, there is a little picture on the window indicating that blinds should not be down when moving - I seem to recall a similar comment that it weakens the springs to have the blinds down when moving.

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Blinds open when towing for us as others say something to do with not ruining the springs in the blinds I suppose they could fly open if you hit a big enough pot hole and get damaged or looking at some of our roads it doesnt have to be a big pot hole as it is one pot hole after another bit like driving over an extra large old fashion wash board

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As a courtesy to other drivers, as we have silver reflective blinds, we lift them when towing.

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In summer we drive with blinds down to keep the interior cool. If it dazzles other drivers then they should not have been so close.
It also is convenient for a quickie with the illegal immigrants as you go through East Anglia.

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