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Old 02-17-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Is anyone here using one of these for a screen door? If so, are you happy with it, and did you have it special made or order one and modify it yourself?
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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I've never heard of one, is there a link to their website or something? A screen door can't be a bad thing...
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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Never heard of one either but here's the site:
http://www.bugoffscreen.com/
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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Here's their web site:
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There was some discussion of these a couple of years back. I'd like to get one for our Scamp. It won't work in our curved door unless we build a frame inside the door. It doesn't look like it would be that difficult. It's on the "to do eventually" list!
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:37 AM   #5
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I have had one for years. I had to build a frame around the door because of the curve of the wall. I ordered the small one and just rolled it up at the top as the length was too long. Works fine.

Just walk right through and it closes behind you.

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #6
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Interesting... and seems like it would be fairly easy to make one, too.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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I made one from an ez up screen set, but it has a zipper that can be a bit of a hassle when your hands are full. I like the idea of being able to just walk through with it snapping closed behind you. Building a small frame to attach it to doesn't sound too difficult either. I will have to look into this when ours is no longer functional. It's nice to have any kind of screen on the door, keep those bugs out!
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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We made a screen cover for our Boler door. And kept it as simple and inexpensive (read cheap) as possible. I bought a piece of screening from the hardware store and cut it larger than the door opening. I then used self sticking Velcro above the door opening on the inside and stapled the other Velcro strip along the top of the screening material. I also put a few smaller pieces of Velcro along the side. I weighted it down by pinning large, thin washers to the bottom. The screening hangs below the door opening. When we want to use it, I just stick it in place. With no zippers to access, I can push it aside to get in and out. I live in Alberta, and if we are camping in cooler weather, it isn't needed as the bugs don't like cold. If it is too windy, bugs aren't a worry either. The Velcro has stuck in place now for three years through -40C and +40C. Worse case scenario, is I have to replace the inside Velcro strips every now and again, but so far not. It doesn't look pretty, but it works. And no need to build a frame to fit it. The odd bug gets in, but that would happen anyway as one goes in and out of any type of screen door. That's what the bug swatter is for!

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #9
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:08 PM   #10
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I don't have any pictures of the screen at the moment, but will try to get some in the next couple of weeks. First I have to shovel the snow away from the door just to get into the Boler.

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This is basically the same as the bug off, just throw away the zipper and sew on some rubber magnets in the middle and bottom and you're in business.
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I made one from an ez up screen set, but it has a zipper that can be a bit of a hassle when your hands are full. I like the idea of being able to just walk through with it snapping closed behind you. Building a small frame to attach it to doesn't sound too difficult either. I will have to look into this when ours is no longer functional. It's nice to have any kind of screen on the door, keep those bugs out!
how did you mount it at the top and at the sides and how to keep the bottom from swinging freely thanks
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #13
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I'm not too sure how a hanging screen would work compared to a fixed screen door. My Scamp has this screen door. It has worked great for over 6.5 years. To open from the inside takes a hand to pull the center in. To open from the outside a gentle push in the middle opens the screen Elbows work great when your hands are full coming from the outside.
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there is nothing better than a real screen door. I was not happy with my bug off one
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