Privacy Curtains - 1 panel or 2?

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  1. jenmel

    jenmel Hudson Valley, NY

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    Our NTU PUP didn't have privacy curtains when we got it, and I wasn't sure that we needed them, but after our maiden voyage, I decided to sew them up. I have the hardware, took the necessary measurements before we closed it up, and just need to pick the fabric, but now I was wondering...

    Are your privacy curtains in one piece that you just push to one side or are they in 2 panels with the split in middle that you stow away to both sides? Or, if they can be either, which one might be better?

    Thanks! I appreciate your experience with them.

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    Both of the pups we have owned had 2 panels on the bunkends. I think its easier to only have to slide half the material to the side. On the window on the dinette side it is only 1 panel and I wish it were 2. I find it a little difficult to move all that material all the way down at times. I would think its a matter of preference.
     
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    Ours are two panels that open in the middle and can be secured open with tie back strips. A single panel may be more hassle than it's worth but it's all a matter of preference.

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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking, but I wanted to get opinions of those who had actually used them!

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    Ours are two panels that open in the middle and can be pulled back on the side with velcro tiebacks. I added 3 pieces of velcro (top, middle, bottom) so that when they are closed for privacy the velcro will keep them from seperating like curtains tend to do.

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    jenmel Hudson Valley, NY

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    Excellent idea with the velcro in the middle. I will be adding that to my design! Thanks!

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    Another thing to consider - a lot of pop up curtains have a narrow band of open weave fabric across the top to permit air flow into the bunks even when the drapes are closed.

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    Thanks,
    I talked to my busband about that (I noticed that in some of the pictures that people have posted) and we decided to go with just the full panels with no mesh (since I'm making them, I can always change it later). It's most likely just going to be us and our kids using it, and if we need to, we can just open the panel to get some air flow. No big deal. But thanks for the suggestion!

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    Edited by - jenmel on October 22 2007 07:46:11
     

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