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Old 07-07-2012, 03:25 AM   #11
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Re: windshield curtains

I have to tell you about the blackout shades I have for the whole front of the bus as well as the two windows on the rear door.

I had someone make them for me. They are two layer. It is black vinyl inside and the outside layer is a thick white fabric that is a sun blocker.

They snap on. In the photos of the steps, you will see them on and you will see them off. Much the same with the windshield.

When not in use, they fold up and are stored on a shelf. Very compact.











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Old 07-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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that is slick set up, me like! I didnt think about making a curtain for each door window, thats slick way of doing it. I was looking at useing snaps for the front windsheild as well, nice and fast. thats what i want when we stop for 1 night, to be able block out the sun as well as eyes.

looks like im going to have to break out the sewing machine!

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:37 PM   #13
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Re: windshield curtains

we used the rails with little rollers and hooks, what a pain in the ass, then we used magnets sewn into the curtains in the back, way to go, I recommend that over anything else, easy to put up and down and you aren't going to tear a nostril open if you fall down in the dark, don't use anything that will cut or tear flesh. sportyrick
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #14
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A buddy just handed me a couple of rare earth magnets which he took out of a computer hard drive. These puppies are so strong I think you could tow a car with them! I'm going to cut them in half (that gives me 4) and sew them into my drapes for the front windshield.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #15
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magnets work well for that... and everyone probably has 27 hdd's in the back room...

I will now throw away my "J" hooks and just stick on magnets to the chains...
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'49, You might want to use 2 magnets on each chain--and let us all know in advance what roads you will be towing on. I love it when folks adopt my looney suggestions
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Just a word of advice........ After installing the magnets be careful not to get too close to the vehicle in front of you..........
you may find out just how strong those magnets really are.......
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Just a word of advice........ After installing the magnets be careful not to get too close to the vehicle in front of you..........
you may find out just how strong those magnets really are.......
You are absolutely correct in you assessment of the GREAT strength that rare Earth magnets possess.
I have scavenged some of those magnets from old computers. I could take one in my palm, and then be able to hold the other one on the face of my hand. That is over an inch through bones.

OH! By the way! Do not get your fingertips close to those round magnets when you are playing with them THEY WILL BITE YOU!!
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