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Message posted by caravan mum on 13/5/2014 at 6:26pm
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hi
my caravan has no blinds.
i want to put some in but i don't know how too!!
can anyone help. i will buy the blinds from ebay but its putting them onto the window that worries me.
many thanks

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Proper caravan cassette blinds are expensive. You can buy a whole caravan for less then a set of blinds.

What type of blinds are you thinking of fitting?



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Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by david8858 on 13/5/2014 at 7:17pm
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If I were you I'd think standard household roller blinds. Choose whatever you like from that place with the intitials q and b but not necessarily in that order or any other blind selling retailer for that matter.

Make a thin wooden frame from say 2m lengths of beading which the aforementioned retailer will sell quite cheaply, which is big enough to surround the window(s) you want to use the blind for. One cut down 2 metre roller blind should cover the entire front window at a guess.

Then all you need are guides for the blind to keep it parallel with the window. The roller blind already has the mechanism to have it open, shut or anywhere in between.

I'd think of supergluing that plastic stuff used for binding documents to the wooden frame and threading the blind sides through that. It ought to act as a guide if you organise to cut the bottom wooden insert of the roller blind to just less than the distance apart of the document binder mounted to the wooden frame. Then simply stick the frame with blind mounted on it to the caravan around the window and bob could well be related to either of your parents as they used to say!

Food for thought anyway. On our first van we replaced the curtains by simply buying enough material and taking it to 'In Shops' and asking the seamstress to run up rectangles of size X x Y with gathering meterial along the top edge. Cost 30 quid the lot!

Search me what you would do about fly screens though.

Any chance of a blue peter badge??

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Message posted by Grampian91 on 13/5/2014 at 9:36pm
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No badge for you im afraid. Not one mention of scissors and safety and no sticky back plastic



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These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by david8858 on 13/5/2014 at 10:40pm
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Shucks! such a hard audience! What if I mentioned Val Singleton, Peter Pervert and John Noakes???

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Message posted by Grampian91 on 13/5/2014 at 10:45pm
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Sadly name dropping wont get you a badge.

All projects MUST include sticky back plastic



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Post 1997 licence holder?

Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by G7ACU on 13/5/2014 at 11:23pm
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... and surely an example of, "... one you did earlier"



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Message posted by david8858 on 13/5/2014 at 11:54pm
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In the meantime I expect the OP would like some advice on how to solve the problem

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Message posted by Grampian91 on 14/5/2014 at 1:34am
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Ahh yes one you did earlier. Except it may have been one someone else did earlier

Without sticky back plastic and a picture of a completed one the OP may not know where to start.

Im looking forward to next weeks show

Come on pull your finger out for that badge...



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by sue.too on 14/5/2014 at 7:50am
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Would the blackout blinds they use in motor homes with the suction cups be any use? I'm sure they could be easily made from blackout material. Bet you can buy little suction cups or decent Velcro

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