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Old 12-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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Windshield/Cab Curtains

I am looking for ideas, pictures etc on privacy curtains that go from cab side window, around the front windshield and to the opposite side window.
To make use of rotating front captains chairs.
Track, snaps? What are people using?
Not curtains behind the captains. This renders them useless for private night time seating.

Online I can only locate a set-up from JCWhitney.
What else is there?

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Old 12-15-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

I use a pair of reflective windshield covers like this:

http://www.autoexpressions.com/sun-and- ... index.html

Picked them up at Kragen's/Checkers/Shucks. They cover nearly the entire windshield. And fold up to about q; diameter for storage. The Jumbo size fits the van windshield.

The door windows I cover with a piece of corrugated plastic I cut to fit the opening.

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Old 12-15-2010, 07:41 PM   #3
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

I bought a windshield cover from AJUSA. It folds up pretty small and I store it in the PH top. Several of us also use reflectix material from Home Depot or elsewhere for the side windows. Just cut it to the correct size and pop it in the window.


http://www.ajusa.com/details/index/130/0/0/CVC+UV10489

I have also made some from 1/4" styrofoam that work fine.

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:06 PM   #4
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

Mine came from Sportsmobile and are thick velvet like curtains that snap to buttons around the windshield and to the pillars. Once that is up no light comes through.
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

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Mine came from Sportsmobile and are thick velvet like curtains that snap to buttons around the windshield and to the pillars. Once that is up no light comes through.
x2

And I really like this. I also put Reflectix in when it is cold (between this snap curtain and the glass). I also have the same type of material with snaps that separates the cab from the back--I use this when parking so no one can see the back.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

My rig came from SMB with 5 snaps
two above each door
one in center by rear view mirror

Mrs. Wilson made a curtain that snaps in place
we keep the room in the driver and passenger seats

gonna have some reflectix for the upcoming Tour de Utah
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #7
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

Thanks guys. Any pics of the SMB curtains in place?

I have an interior going in from another van interior business right now.
We are looking at alternatives.
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

I have the standard SMB snap-on curtains for wrap-around front windshield and driver/passenger windows, but I bought a big sun visor (Fred Meyer $12) for the windshield and like it better when not using the curtains on slider track behind the cab seats.
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

We don't use the SMB front curtain as it blocks most of the dash where we put lots of stuff while camping. Use front windshield covers and reflectix on the sides. Works best for us and stores smaller too.
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Re: Windshield/Cab Curtains

Take a look at Fancher's too: http://fanchers.com/255/Ford%20Windshield%20Cover.htm

Though his description says he only makes them for the old style mirrors, he told me he can make them for trailer tow mirrors too, but that the seal around the mirror is not as good. He had a few ideas for improving it when I talked to him a few months ago, but I have decided to hold off on these for now. If you wanted to go all out and get the Grande version, it looks like it would cost around $215.00.

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