Retro177Kit
I'm not a fan of the mini blind cords, or of the miniblinds.

What have others done to replace the blinds or contain the cords?

I have a 2016 red and white 177SE - first trailer of any kind for me.

Thanks.
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Kgebhardt
We just did replace ours. We put Levolor Accordia cordless in our 177se. They make it seem so much cozier and help with sound. However, there are drawbacks!
The wood valance no longer fits if you use these. We wanted blinds that blackout as well to help with the heat. We live in Texas and blinds are blackout and light filtering.

I love the window valance that comes with the Retro but getting into the top cabinets is tight. So we opted to remove all the wood valances and just put up the one over the dinette.

That is another problem to get the balance back on in the first place. I resorted to using the same cabinet door double roller latches to secure it to the wall. It works great.

I'll scoot over and get s pic for you today.

It is just a matter of what your priorities are. Those metal blinds are hard around the bed and bent blinds were on the horizon
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Retro177Kit
Thanks, Kgebhart. A picture or two would be appreciated. I have a few winter projects to work on before next camping season, and replacing the blinds is high on the list.
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rphoosier87
We just completed our window project.  The curtains we got online at Amazon.  Everything else at Jo Ann Fabrics.  The tassels and tie backs are attached with Velcro.  The tension rods go inside the wood valance.  The front window I actually used brackets to attach the rods, but I attached them to the wood valance (backwards) instead of the wall.  Here is the before and after:
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Retro177Kit
Nice work. Relatively simple solution that personalizes your trailer and gets rid of a cheap element in an otherwise superior interior.
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rphoosier87
Thank you.
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Linniepies
rphoosier87 wrote:
We just completed our window project.  The curtains we got online at Amazon.  Everything else at Jo Ann Fabrics.  The tassels and tie backs are attached with Velcro.  The tension rods go inside the wood valance.  The front window I actually used brackets to attach the rods, but I attached them to the wood valance (backwards) instead of the wall.  Here is the before and after:


Oh my gosh - your window treatments turned out great.  Just love what you did.  Did you install tension rods?  We have just the blinds and wood valance but no rods.  Thanks so much for sharing.
Greg & Lynne Lee
Little Red Retro
littleredretro.com
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rphoosier87
Thanks! Yes, we installed the tension rods on all but the big window in front. On the big one, we used a rod with brackets. I mounted the brackets backwards so the screws were in the backside of the wood valance rather than the wall. If the tension rods become an issue, ie falling down when travelling, then I will change them all to brackets. The tension rods are tight, so we are not anticipating any problems.
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Linniepies
Oh that's a great idea. Thanks so much!!
Greg & Lynne Lee
Little Red Retro
littleredretro.com
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