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Old 08-27-2021, 03:31 PM   #1
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We have 5 Rainer yurts that need replacement window covers . The manufacturer wants $470 per window cover. Anyone know of cheaper, knockoff versions?


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Old 08-30-2021, 09:52 AM   #2
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$470 seems very reasonable in todays economic climate. Don't forget they are a biz and attempting to keep the biz afloat. The only altenative I can think of that would be cheaper would be to do the work yourself. Then you have to figure it all out yourself. $470 seems very reasonable to me, under the circumstances. Good luck.
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Old 09-24-2021, 05:05 AM   #3
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My windows became so brittle and yellowed after about 8 years (in full sun), I replaced them myself. Bought vinyl at JoAnn Fabrics (mistake - those lasted less than two years before cracking apart). This time I bought marine vinyl online. I do careful take the windows apart and reused the velcro and outer banding (?). Just got a quote from an nearby shop with a heavy duty sewing machine for $50 to sew each 4’by4’ window. I don’t remember what I paid for the marine vinyl online. Somewhere between $100-$200 for 12’ to replace the 3 windows.

All and all much cheaper than new windows. Though perhaps the marine vinyl I bought won’t be as good or reusing the velcro will cause problems or I won’t be happy with the local shop’s work. Will try and update in a couple years. ��
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:07 AM   #4
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Nicely done!
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Old 09-24-2021, 01:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting an affordable alternative.
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:40 AM   #6
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We do similar work at our sewing shop in Northern California. If you have any other questions or concerns let us know!
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Old 12-31-2021, 06:53 AM   #7
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Update on the (somewhat) homemade windows. The boat upholstery shop that sewed the windows for $50 each did an okay sewing job. It was a bit rough. But I put the windows up and so far all is good. We’ll see how long the marine vinyl I bought online holds up. And if reusing the velcro and other parts off the old windows causes any issues. So far I’d say, no.

I will say I don’t remove the windows once in place, so not a lot of stress on the sewed velcro. I mostly open doors for venting. And on the very rare occasion - the

dome

. Though NEVER open the

dome

in the winter. That is asking for trouble, IMO. Frozen clumps of ice making reclosing difficult, torn parts, etc.
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Old 12-31-2021, 11:06 PM   #8
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" Frozen clumps of ice making reclosing difficult, torn parts, etc."

Very smart.

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Old 01-28-2022, 04:14 AM   #9
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The window covering makes your place look more beautiful and stylish. When your looking for cheap window covering you should go online, there you will find window covering on best budget.
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