Make your own Custom Window Shades for your PopUp Camper to help keep the bunk ends cool.
See how easy it is to make your own custom window shades to put in between the window layers of your canvas foldout.
Custom Window Shades for your PopUp Camper
This was a very frugal project because we bought the reflective window shades at Dollar Tree.
We used the leftover foil-backed tape that we used when making our Ice Chest Cooler Cover.
Get the tutorial below.
Our remodeled pop-up trailer has two different sized bunk ends, so be mindful of yours when making these.
We used a permanent marker to mark the location of each window shade. We also used permanent markers in our hand-powered washing machine that we made.
When it is super sunny, simply zip the solar shades into place. These combined with the solar shades on top of the wings make a dramatic difference in the temperature inside the trailer. When you pull your popup curtains closed, the bunkends get dark, which helps you sleep better.
How do you keep cool when you camp in the summer?
- flexible solar car window shades
- foil-backed tape or duct tape
- measuring tape or you could just “eyeball” it
- Measure the triangular shape of your bunkend windows.
- Tape two shades together to form an L.
- Cut a diagonal to match the slope of the window.
- Add a piece (from what you just cut off) to fill in the diagonal as shown below.
- Tape into place.
- This is what the completed window shade looks like.
- Repeat the process to make a shade for the other side of the bunkend.
- You can flip over the completed shade as a guide for cutting the other side.