My Screen Door Solution for Fluffer-Nugget - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-21-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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I've been trying to figure out an easy way to put a screen door on my Trillium. I'm only so handy with woodworking so I thought I better do what I'm good at....Sewing!

I used an old piece of netting from a gazebo that we use in our yard, cut it to size, bound the edges with cotton binding, sewed on velcro to the edges, attached tie backs that match my curtains, cleaned the trailer walls with a good cleaner to remove any grease or dirt, attached the back side of the velcro (adhesives have come a long way...sticky like baby snot!) and Voila! A beautiful and very functional bug screen!

I'm a proud and happy girl!
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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Wow! Looks like a professional installation! Good job and I bet it really lets the air into your egg.


Don't forget to secure the door so it doesn't flap in the wind.
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Nice job very clever.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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We tried something similar with very light plastic screening, attached it with Velcro, and had the right and left sides overlap in the middle to guard against bugs. Unfortunately, walking in and out through the slit in the screen proved to be more trouble than it was worth since we were constantly pulling it down. Tying your screen off to the side looks like a good solution when you don't want the full door screen in place. Nice job!
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Thanks for all the kind words
It was a fun and successful project!
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #6
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The Cadet uses the same concept but has a zipper sewn into it as well.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:59 AM   #7
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The Cadet uses the same concept but has a zipper sewn into it as well.
Love the zipper idea
I think when "The Boys" put a rip in this one I'll make Version 2.0 with a zipper.
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Great job, Emily! Love your model, too!
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Great job, Emily! Love your model, too!
Thanks!
It was a fun project and an easy one too!
My "model" is definitly a keeper!
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I did one similar to yours with velcro, fiberglas window screen and a long zipper that follows the one side and curved across the top. The problem is that my velcro won't stick to the ensolite insulation across the top. Any ideas to make it stay put? I'm considering a strip of wood or something behind the insulation that I can staple into. Or perhaps attaching it via the drip-lip holes above the door.

Any thoughts?
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The problem is that my velcro won't stick to the ensolite insulation across the top. Any ideas to make it stay put?
Any thoughts?
I find that the standard adhesive on the Retail Velcro is too wimpy. Whenever I install something, I usually add Scotch(R) Super Strong Interior/Exterior Mounting Tape
which seems to be the same as "VHB tape" but more widely available in general Big Box stores.
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