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Old 10-07-2002, 06:20 AM   #15
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The binding was mostly at the top. We used a normal bi-fold mechanism from house doors and it just did not run smooth, would pop off etc. Then the sides must have flexed and it would hit too tight top or bottom. The other problem we discovered is bifolds need quite a gap at the top and the hardware side. We couldn't really find anything to seal it well against the mosquitos. Sides we used foam but the top?????

We did the hanging screen thing for two summers and it worked fine but people/kids weren't always careful to ensure it was hanging properly to keep out the bugs.

We had thought about a bar-room door style but then you end up having half a door open against the front bed.

We had no bugs with the new door and being able to fold it out of the way on cool days when it wasn't needed was great.
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Old 10-07-2002, 08:51 AM   #16
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Nancy,

That is why I built in the cross piece whe I put up the walls. I figured if I did put in a folding screen I could put foam tape there.
You can still put in a cross piece that will seal but not be in your heads way.

But your idea sounds very good, and if I go to a door I think your way is the way to go.
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:45 AM   #17
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Hi Pete
We had the cross piece at the top but the whole bi-fold plan just didn't easily, neatly or consistently work.

You know that even the door we did build binds if the trailer is not level. Thank God it was level when I built the door as so often we don't bother leveling it to sit in the driveway.
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:13 PM   #18
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Finally can show pics

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3da39ed9a79e8100-0095_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3da39ee5638b3101-0101_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3da39ef0615dc101-0102_IMG.jpg/>
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:28 PM   #19
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I gotta ask

Pete, Did you wax that just prior to taking photo no.1, or does it always look that good?
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Old 10-09-2002, 05:30 AM   #20
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The inside always looks good. The outside is kind of dull except for the spot on the other side that I waxed with the Meguires paste wax.
It's awesome! Now I have to do the whole thing.
If I can pry that digital camera from my daughters hand I will post an after photo.
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Old 02-09-2003, 04:53 PM   #21
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Summers coming

Hi all
I have a screen door which works great for us.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e46db7fdcf24screendoor.jpg/>

It just hangs from 2 hooks above door.You can leave it up or remove in a second.
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Old 02-09-2003, 06:49 PM   #22
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Ches, is that three pieces hanging down, or seams?
I'd have to do the boards next to the door no matter which I used as Buttercup has curved walls.
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Old 02-09-2003, 07:39 PM   #23
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Thats a 3 piece with weights on bottom.If you noticed my boler buddy has curved sides also.We dont find it too bad.I would try one first before I would build sides.:)
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Old 02-10-2003, 07:33 AM   #24
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Ches,
You should get an amber lens for that porch light.:)
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Old 02-10-2003, 12:52 PM   #25
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Any type of screen door that satisfactoryly keeps out the bugs and nosee'ms is a great but one that does this plus keeping the lookemins<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e47f4d348464Screen Door with privacy blind.JPG/> out to and still gives plenty of ventilation is better yet
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Old 02-10-2003, 01:43 PM   #26
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Is that home made or come with unit.:)
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Ches,
You should get an amber lens for that porch light.:)
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Got one, just need time to put on.:wave
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #28
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Here is an idea I stole from the Boler folks.
Screen door for Burro.

http://www.geocities.com/bolerama/screendoor.html
scampscreendoor

I used clear Alpine shelving from Menard's instead of plywood.
Tyhe door part is a hanging screen split down the center, weighted at the bottom and magnets holding the two dies together.
I bought mine but after I got it figured if I could sew I could have done it myself.
The beauty of it is you can walk thru with your hands full, popcorn, margaritas, whatever and the screen snaps back to closed behind you.
Hi...do you have a pic you could share...I did not have any success with the links provided thanks
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