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Old 04-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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has anybody used one of these? I don't like the factory screen door in the scamp, due to it killing 6" or more of the couch.

It looks great to me. Install a rod, velcro the edges in place, and you have a screen door. The other 80% of the time, you can keep it in the closet out of your way.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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has anybody used one of these? I don't like the factory screen door in the scamp, due to it killing 6" or more of the couch.
Humm, the factory bi-fold on my trailer is mounted on the kitchen side, it doesn't kill the couch. Is the one on your trailer mounted on the other side? I love the bi-fold, it's complete out of the way when not used, but a snap to use when needed.

But, if you have a seamstress available, perhaps you'd like DannyH's solution: 50$ screen door
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Is there a link to the magnetic screen door? I don't know what product you are referring to.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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Humm, the factory bi-fold on my trailer is mounted on the kitchen side, it doesn't kill the couch. Is the one on your trailer mounted on the other side? I love the bi-fold, it's complete out of the way when not used, but a snap to use when needed.

But, if you have a seamstress available, perhaps you'd like DannyH's solution: 50$ screen door
Yeah, it mounts on the kitchen side, but then there's the wood panel on the other side that goes against the couch, due to the trailers curve, so the screen door has a flat part to go against.

I like that one shown, but I would prefer not having to use a zipper every time I walk in. I have an email in to the company to see if they would custom make one to fit, we'll see.

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Is there a link to the magnetic screen door? I don't know what product you are referring to.
OOPS. Meant to put that on there. *Screens, Screen Doors, Instant Screen Door - instant walk through, magnetic screen doors*
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It doesn't have a zipper. It has magnets that hold the two parts together. That's why it is called Magnetic screen door. It's not that I'm endorsing it, it's just that I watch a lot of TV infomercials.
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We purchased "magic mesh" and it didn't really work well for us. The magnets never did line up properly due to the curve of the door frame. There was a previous thread about these screens where one was mounted to exterior of the egg. I am going to try that this summer, hopefully get better results .
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It doesn't have a zipper. It has magnets that hold the two parts together. That's why it is called Magnetic screen door. It's not that I'm endorsing it, it's just that I watch a lot of TV infomercials.
I was referring to the one that Donna linked with a zipper.

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We purchased "magic mesh" and it didn't really work well for us. The magnets never did line up properly due to the curve of the door frame. There was a previous thread about these screens where one was mounted to exterior of the egg. I am going to try that this summer, hopefully get better results .
Two things. I've found horrid things about magic mesh, period. Not as bad on this other one.

The other thing, what I emailed them about was if they would make it with a 90* curved panel, so it would actually be in the exact same spot as the factory one when installed. It could just be attached to the couch with a magnet or velcro. Then it would hang straight and work fine. The rest of the time, it would take a minute to remove the thing, and have full use of the couch.
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You could go with one of those bead curtains that are used all over Asia and have been for thousands of years. Keeps the flies out and requires no zippers or magnets.
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You could go with one of those bead curtains that are used all over Asia and have been for thousands of years. Keeps the flies out and requires no zippers or magnets.
Eh,not really what I'm going for. A bug screen isn't either, but not nearly as bad.
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I'm just going to go stand in the corner and await the outcome.
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haha, first hurdle is seeing if they will deviate from the standard screen. If they aren't willing to make a side panel for it, all bets are off. At that point, I might just do velcro and a screen to have something workable for now.
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Jared, the curved part of the door section, isn't just for the bi-fold door. It's SUPPORT for the door area. You may be able to change it to something else, but it's an important part of the structure. I've seen this same support in Scamp trailers that don't have the bi-fold door. You may be able to change it to something else that's a bit less intrusive, but I wouldn't remove it altogether. The actual flat part around the door is what the bi-fold fits to, not the curved part.
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Jared, I put a magnetic screen door on my camper last summer. I bought the advertised one. Hung there was too much material....it was too long and too wide. I cut it shorter and put weights at the bottom, then took the extra fabric in at the sides. The magnets lined up fine for closing after walking through it. But with repeated use, the strain at the top pulled the velcro away. I then put a channel at the top and ran a rod through it. Still the strain started to pull the fabric apart. I'll reinforce that area this year when I put it back up.
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I bought one for $14 bucks last month thinking that I could do something similar to what you are referring to. Maybe some close up pictures after you get it re-hung and reinforced.
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