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Old 06-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #15
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Karalyn, any specifics you would care to mention?

The video on the Bug Off site seems to show a gap at the bottom, between the screen and the doorway. I would be concerned about skeeters getting in at that point. I wonder if the magnets tend to drag and not snap together if one tried to set the screen all the way to the floor?
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #16
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we bought a version of this and are planning to take a stab at installing it this weekend - it looks huge for our little boler door but we aren't super concerned with it looking puurrty, just concerned about not being eaten alive by mosquitos so we'll alter it as we go along to be sure. i'll post a pic of what we get up to
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #17
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I had to cut off the bottom as the door was way to long. The tension pole I had it on kept falling down when going thru the door. I also found it easier to pull the screen aside instead of going thru the middle.
As I type this I wonder if a small rod held up by drapery hooks might keep the door from falling. Hmmmmm
Nothing like a real screen door.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #18
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Just install one on our Ventura last night. The ventura has a flat door so the mounting was pretty easy. We had to cut it down to 11" wide panels and trimmed it to length for the door. We seam ripped the original outer trim and sewed it back on to the trimmed screen and mounted it with the velcro. The bottom is a little too long but it seems to work ok and we may trim a bit more off the bottom. Beats the nothing at all and if it stops the bugs its $10 well spent. Beware when trimming, the lines on the screen may not be straight with the edges I caught it before I did too much damage.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #19
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This is a screen door I made for our scamp.

50$ screen door

It took a couple of days to sew, and I had to learn how to make a zipper. We now just leave it up full time and use it every time we camp. Using a heavy duty zipper makes it easy to use andt keeps all the bugs out. It also works great when we want lots of ventilation inside. The other thing I like is that it roles out of the way when not used, one reason I didn't install the scamp one.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #20
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Just install one on our Ventura last night. The ventura has a flat door so the mounting was pretty easy. We had to cut it down to 11" wide panels and trimmed it to length for the door. We seam ripped the original outer trim and sewed it back on to the trimmed screen and mounted it with the velcro. The bottom is a little too long but it seems to work ok and we may trim a bit more off the bottom. Beats the nothing at all and if it stops the bugs its $10 well spent. Beware when trimming, the lines on the screen may not be straight with the edges I caught it before I did too much damage.
Hi..anxious to see the photos before I tackle my screen door on a Burro
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #21
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I cut off the top and sewed in a new rod pocket rather than cutting off the nice hem at the bottom. Built a simple frame inside (also to help firm up the support for sagging walls, thanks to posts on this forum), so I put two screw-in hooks to hold the curtain rod--easy on-off. Mine is the curtain door with the magnets in the center. I might shorten the screen another fraction of an inch so that it will hang without quite touching the floor.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #22
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According to their web site they accept custom orders. I wonder if enough of us contacted them if they would make some more compatible with our FG campers? I would think if there appears to be a good demand they would consider it. I'm going to send an email to them today.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #23
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Hi Ladonna
Sorry, was away this weekend testing the screen. I had only a few bugs to get rid of before bed so overall its a great addition. The screen I have is a knock off from Biglots/Liquidation World , they are charging about $10 for them. The velcro in the one I used was messed up, only had the hook sides,no fuzzy side so I had some from a Dollar store. The adhesive did not stick well to the the edging of the screen so I also sewed them on. I do have a small gap at the top but I will fix that with another piece of velcro. My trailer has a full aluminum door frame and a tapered piece at the bottom that the screen butts up against. One problem I did have was the magnets could stick to the door hinge(full length piano hinge)
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:44 PM   #24
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thanks for the reply...great photos ...great job on the screen...definately gives me more confidence to get my project done...thanks so much
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #25
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I contacted Brooke at Bug Off. She was very interested in working with us to make some product that will fit our units better. I sent her some photos of my Casita door opening. She would like info and input from others. She wants to make some that will more closely fit for us. I gave here links to this and other web sites so she can see all the different units too.

brooke@bugoffscreen.com
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