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Old 04-05-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Here's our 1984 Boler and the screen door I made last spring. Photo'd every door I could find at Emily before deciding on how to do it Thanx to Gord 100 and all the others who were so helpful. It made this one a hit.
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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I like the color of your rig. Gives it a certain classic distinction.

By the way, did Emily know you were photographing her?
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Old 04-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Nice door. We still have to decide if there is enough space in our B1700 for one to swing open, and another project will be launched.

James, is that a table-mounting rail on the side of your egg, like the ones on tent trailers, and if so, was it stock?
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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We use a hanging screen with magnets in the middle. You just walk right through it and it reconnects. It actually works really nice.

It's like this.

http://www.bugoffscreen.com/

But I'm sure you could make one.
It's not even permanent, it's hanging from a spring rod so I can take it down if I want.

I figured I would try it before making a door and so far it's been there 3 years now.
Whether that's because I'm lazy or not is undecided. I did make the side walls which is the hard part I guess so a door at this point would be pretty easy.

I would have made the screen door with a piano hinge down the middle and made it a bi-fold. I may still, we'll see.
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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This discussion has cropped up a number of times about screen doors. Here is some more input.

I ran across these in Home Depot several weeks ago. They roll into an vertical enamalled alum. jamb about 1 1/2"square. Operates much like a roll up blind, but very smooth and quite. I was impressed with how smooth it moves.

It appears to be a very well made product. When I saw the price tag of $325 for a standard door opening I thought it better be well made.

I got to thinking later, why couldn't I take the guts out of a roll up blind, fab up the frame etc. out of extruded alum. paint it white a have myself a nice rollaway screen door!

http://www.phantomscreens.com/index.cgi

Failing that I am aiming more and more to this type of folding door that was on this site some time before the hack. I like it because it folds back out of the way against the closet. I have all ready priced out the materiatls at about $60


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Old 04-05-2006, 06:13 PM   #6
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Here are a few pics I found some where else of a simular door without the center mullion.
I think this one is on a Scamp. Scamp owners bite me if I am wrong! It is a very neat installation. I think the previous one may have been on a Boler.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:39 PM   #7
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And of coarse there is Gord's very fine piece of work on a single swing screen door.
for more on Gord's door see:
http://www.antitomato.com/trailer/screendoor.cfm

Yours looks excellent also James, how about some close up pics?
As I remember from the discussion before the hack there was lots of intererst on screen doors. Lets keep this "Door" thread going and see pics of your ideas.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:56 PM   #8
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[quote]Here are a few pics I found some where else of a simular door without the center mullion.
I think this one is on a Scamp...

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It looks like an Escape to me (judging from the body styling line, inner door frame, main door hinge style, and interior cabinet placement) but then I've never seen a Scamp "in person" for comparison.
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:06 PM   #9
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We use a hanging screen with magnets in the middle. You just walk right through it and it reconnects. It actually works really nice.

It's like this.

http://www.bugoffscreen.com/

But I'm sure you could make one.
It's not even permanent, it's hanging from a spring rod so I can take it down if I want.

I figured I would try it before making a door and so far it's been there 3 years now.
Whether that's because I'm lazy or not is undecided. I did make the side walls which is the hard part I guess so a door at this point would be pretty easy.

I would have made the screen door with a piano hinge down the middle and made it a bi-fold. I may still, we'll see.

Hey, for someone like me that the only power tool I have is a power drill, this screen looks great. Tell me, would I have to have the door frame you built to make this work? Can you cut off the bottom if it is too long?

Thanks,
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:49 PM   #10
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I made a screen door very similar to the bugsoff and it hangs from a curtain rod above the door on the inside. I added velcro to the sides of it and to the edges of the camper door ( again on the inside ) and it works great.

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:36 PM   #11
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I talked with Gord at Emily before starting this project. Youwill find a lot of similarities,only I opened up the bottom pannel to provide maximum ventalation.Now our JR can see out the door.
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Sharon,
I don't think it would work as well without the wood sides due to the curve of the wall.
It might though, I never tried it without the wood. I'm not sure how you would attach the sides, maybe lots and lots of velcro.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:30 PM   #13
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I made the bug off screen for our boler last year. Though, it was late in the season to test it out on the bugs it was a cinch to make.

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Old 04-06-2006, 08:24 PM   #14
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I made a simple one piece wood framed door for my 13' Boler 3 years ago...basic design from older Boler pictures......it works well and is easily removed by pulling the hinge pins if not required.......pictures on my webshots site.....Benny
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