Repurposed screen tent - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-20-2018, 05:05 AM   #1
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Repurposed screen tent

We have a 13' lil bigfoot we bought last fall with a dometic awning attached. This year the bugs are terrible so we wanted to make some sort of screening to keep the bugs out a bit more. We are being thrifty where we can in renovating the camper, so we took an old screen tent panel from a pop up that is on its last legs, some plastic kamsnaps (plastic snaps usually used for crafting) and went to work while our toddler was sleeping. Turned out great! Not a perfect barrier to bugs, but keeps 90% out. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-20-2018, 07:52 AM   #2
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Looks like you need to fashion some kind of "skirting" to install along the bottom side of the trailer from the frame to the ground to keep the little nasties out.

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Old 06-20-2018, 09:25 AM   #3
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This is the next step for sure if the bugs find their way in too much. Another panel to snap in should do the trick!
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:06 PM   #4
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That looks like a really nice job, regardless!

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Old 06-20-2018, 05:21 PM   #5
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Nice job! Looks like the bugs will have a hard time getting in.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:50 PM   #6
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Nice! I do something similar but use binder clips instead of snaps, faster if not nicer. I have not had a problem with bugs coming from under the trailer so didnít Worry about skirting it.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:32 AM   #7
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Looks good. We do something similar with the bug panels from an old canopy unit. We velcro them to the awning overhang. Still have the bottom gap but we have been known to put a mosquito coil under the camper to kill of most of those little rotters. We also have the option of using the wind/shade walls the same way, but not at the same time.

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