Curtains In Motorhomes

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  1. Sue

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    I hope I dont insult anyone with my thoughts...but personally i cant see the point of curtains in a motorhome when they have blinds. All the ones I have seen look like cheap, badly fitting pieces of cloth, and I just want to rip them down. So am I missing something here?
     
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    Our Hobby, admittedly third hand, came with curtain track but no curtains.
    I've seen loads of Hobby's with lace curtains but in the UK that seems to be a NoNo.

    No doubt a previous owner tore them down.
     
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    Hymer curtains are anything but 'cheap cloth' .. we had them down for washing and they are heavy quality made curtains..

    as for practicality.. the help insulate in winter ..

    as for aesthetics, IMO,. , they are nice looking ..

    likewise the net curtains.. they provide privacy without blocking light and let you be a curtain twitcher
     
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  4. Sue

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    you find they help with insulation?
     
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    not had a chance to test yet.. but yes, they must do .. another barrier to heat loss..
     
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    Whilst "abroad" we had many instances of being on Aires next to Johnny Foreigner who had nets in their side windows which made it near impossible for us to see what they were up to!
    Seriously though , we felt that we were sat in a goldfish bowl by comparison, and to drop the blinds in someone's face seems a bit churlish .
    On our return Mrs Gibbon got on her sewing machine & it's now sorted, we have a little more privacy but can still see what's going on(y)
    Our van had green curtains on tracks but they were a bit crap. I think they were just there on tie backs just to hide the plastic blind frames. Gone now.
    Actually I don't remember seeing a foreign van without nets at all.
     
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    We have curtains in our 2003 Autocruise Starspirit and they are of good quality. Make the van very cosy on a winter's night. Better than looking at a "cold" blind.
    But cannot see the sense in these "dummy" curtains fitted to some vans.
     
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    mine are nice quality in bessacar and are ok to use without feeling of closed in
     
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    Voiles are a must when you are inches from the van next door on an aire.

    That's why continental vans have them.

    Not such an issue when you are a minimum of 6 metres from the next pitch and that is why Brit vans don't have them!
     
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    a lot of vans have blinds and curtains but the curtains are just to dress the window frame ..no good for anything but make it pretty
     
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    Yes they do and as you say the Hymers like ours are very good quality and made of heavy material.
    We use our van all year and visit the alps in winter to ski and temperatures there can get down to minus 25 at night. The curtains retain more heat than just the blinds alone. Wouldn't be without ours.
     
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    Yes my curtains are just there to collect dust
    I use the blinds
    And I also have fly screens as well
     
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    Our hymer curtains are a nice quality
    we use them in the summer as sun shades
    also if you want to use the van in the day time just shut them the blinds can make it dark and can feel closed in
     
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    I guessed you might have been :rofl::rofl::rofl::wink:
     
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    Net curtains, can't stand them. Cut down the light in MH as well as in the home.
    Bit like cushions! Just in the way, no useful purpose........................:reel:
     
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    Delighted to find a load of nonsense spouted out about curtains for a change.

    I have curtains (net AND normal) and pelmets and blinds and fly screens and I use all of them at different times and circumstances.

    Any one who thinks blinds are the same as curtains certainly isn't a Rufty Tufty Off-Site motorhomer!

    (Was that a bit strong? I just get so annoyed at times...)

    JJ :cool:

    PS. and if I didn't have net curtains, my Princess wouldn't have been able to repair them for me that time!

    Sorry if you don't understand this PS. It is a bikini wearing thing... ;)

    Net Curtain Repairs 2 .jpg

    More about net curtains posted here!

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/help-really-needed-not-a-joke.51063/
     
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    i never knew curtains could evoke such passion....love it!
     
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    Passion?

    You wait until I find the photo..

    Found it...

    Net Curtain Repairs 1.jpg

    JJ :cool:
     
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    That reminds me, my net curtains need mending, any chance of borrowing your Princess for a few hours.
     
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    LOL - our Pilote has voile Roman Blinds on quite nice metal poles, They have a widish dark brown band down the sides where the blind frame (for the concertina blinds and flyscreen run) is to hide them. I'm not a big fan of nets or voiles, but I do quite like them. I thought I wouldn't, and had already thought about what to have instead - could have tab top curtains as the poles are nice - but I do. If we are anywhere nice where we want to look out at the view - then we pull em up. LOL They certainly don't stop the daylight as the voile is near enough flat when they are open.

    You do need a bath to launder them in though!
     
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