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Old 03-06-2015, 09:26 AM   #15
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The magnetic screen doesnt look like it's sealing very well in that pic. I'd still prefer it over the beads, but it definitely looks like it could use some "tweaking". Then again, if it reduces the overhead of the door even further, that's another negative. I'm only 5-6 and still have to be careful about banging my head on the door frame exiting the trailer!
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:12 AM   #16
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The problem with the top of the magnetic screen is think of a simple tent entry with a single zipper up the center. When you spead the door open the top, being held at the center, forms an inverted "V". This works OK on a tent where the opening is large for on our trailers the door is only 22" wide so this greatly reduces access through the door.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:34 AM   #17
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More ideas, thanks for the idea and link, I will check it out and thanks for the pics. Nice camper.
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Old 03-07-2015, 09:43 AM   #18
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It just pops out at the pivot, similar to a closet door.
The screen door on our 2000 16" Scamp side bath kept binding. The top pivot had stripped out screws. I called Scamp and they admitted it did NOT just pop out. They explained how to completely take apart the top to remove the screen so I could try to hold the pivot point. That was a PITA. It worked for about one year and then started binding again. It was worse than before, but I got it working again. We sold the Scamp!

My SIL's 2005 (?) 16' side dinette had the exact same screen. I had decided if the door bound up again I would install the same screen as Darral T suggests in Post 11.

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Old 03-07-2015, 10:59 AM   #19
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...I called Scamp and they admitted it did NOT just pop out. They explained how to completely take apart the top to remove the screen so I could try to hold the pivot point. That was a PITA.
I think the only time the screen door pops out is when you don't want it to! A number of years ago, the Johnson Hardware for the screen door on my Scamp was all worn out. I took it down and installed three 5" brass piano hinges. Doesn't bind, doesn't fall... No more problem!
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:52 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone for the input, I am looking at all your ideas and plan to see if I can find someone here in Florida that has a screen door on their Scamp. I have a cousin in MN that lives close to the Factory and will have her ask some questions and take pics. Lucky me she also comes to Florida to visit each year and I will have here bring one with her, save on shipping Cutting a hole for a baggage door in camper today for access to old water tank area under the seat. Had a door custom made by Lippert Components, pic to follow when done.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:00 AM   #21
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I think the only time the screen door pops out is when you don't want it to! A number of years ago, the Johnson Hardware for the screen door on my Scamp was all worn out. I took it down and installed three 5" brass piano hinges. Doesn't bind, doesn't fall... No more problem!
Sure, now that I no longer own the Scamp I see how to properly fix the problem!

Enjoy,

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:40 AM   #22
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Sure, now that I no longer own the Scamp I see how to properly fix the problem!

Enjoy,

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That happens to me a lot, about a lot of things

Safe travels, always.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:03 AM   #23
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No special wood and no repellant used (although that may be an idea). I know of others who have used plastic beads with the same results, I think it is the movement of the strings in the air that may be the primary reason. The wasps were actually not trying to get into the trailer, they were landing on the beads and with the wind movement they ended up inside.
Looks great!

How many beads, and what sizeof beads did you use?

Hey, I'm serious...how else would I know how many to buy!

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:01 PM   #24
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Hey Norm and Ginny, I thought I might pick your brain a bit on your post. My boyfriend and I just bought a 1989 16' Scamp and it did not come with a screen door. We're hesitating to order one new as they look fairly simple to build and install. I have been looking for plans/dimensions and haven't found anything online yet. I was wondering if you might be able to elaborate a bit on your design? Thank you!
/Courtney and Ben
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