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Old 10-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Privacy Curtain

Does anyone here have a privacy curtain installed about mid-way in their vehicle? If so, how does this work with a penthouse top? SMB says they can do it, but I'm not sure exactly how it would work. I'm doing a custom design based on the RB-55, except my closet is behind the driver, so a curtain would be really helpful. A real world photo would be awesome!

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Old 10-07-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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Yes, we do.

We have a custom center aisle layout.

My wife made a two piece curtain. One piece is used when the top is down or when the PH bed is in place. Both pieces are used when the top is up and the bed is up.

Velcro holds the curtain in place. The bottom piece goes from the forward surface of the frig cabinet over the back edge of the gaucho to the front edge of the tall pantry over the back edge of the counter top. This is not straight across the aisle, but at an angle.

The top piece connects to the bars supporting the PHT, and velcros to the top of the bottom curtain as well.

It is simple and works very well. It allows folks to change in the back portion of the van or to use the potty. The fabric is thin and easily stores in a tiny space.
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We have one as well. I will post a pic of it in "action" tomorrow.

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My windshield curtain doubles as a privacy curtain with snaps installed on the bulkhead. It's a good idea, but the screws on the bulkhead aren't sunk into the snaps so I need to modify it to get it to stay. It only isolates the cab, but it's enough if you need some privacy and stepping out isn't an option.
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Hope this helps!









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Old 10-09-2008, 04:01 AM   #6
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I have a Voyager top vs a Penthouse but I do have a privacy curtain right behind the driver / passenger seats.

SMB installed it on a sliding track and it works great. I leave it closed most of the time.

I don't have a close up picture but you can see it here:

http://www.joeynick.net/gallery/1451313 ... 9447_yPRLo

http://www.joeynick.net/gallery/1451313 ... 9158_eJWWM
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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My windshield curtain doubles as a privacy curtain with snaps installed on the bulkhead. It's a good idea, but the screws on the bulkhead aren't sunk into the snaps so I need to modify it to get it to stay. It only isolates the cab, but it's enough if you need some privacy and stepping out isn't an option.
This is what we have. It came with this from SMB. I like it because it protects from thiefs seeing all of our radio equipment, gps, head unit etc. We can also still utilize the cab section to watch a DVD or sit backwards in the captains chair with it deployed.
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I will try and get some photos of ours this weekend.... I suspect it may get some use since we are headed to a little football game a couple hundred miles up the road.
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I made one from a blanket.

Now it's dual purpose... blanket and divider

Bought snaps at the craft store. Screwed 2 snaps into the PH top. Formed 2 eyelets on the blanket.
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Here is our center aisle privacy curtain...


Above is the lower curtain in place; this can be used alone when the top is down.


...and it can be used even when the top is up...


...but for maximum privacy both pieces can be used....
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