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Old 09-08-2015, 10:08 AM   #15
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Our screen door panels are about a 1/4 inch thick, very light, thin aluminum and screening. Our door folds flat against the side of the cabinet where it is held by two magnets. When the door is extended it is also held by two magnets.
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Gilda, why the bungees? The screen door on my 1988 Scamp and the strap, it's never come undone during travel in all the years I've owned it. Is the snap loose on yours?
Neither has mine. 2006 with over 40,000 miles of travel and over a 1000 nights.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:24 AM   #17
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Our screen door panels are about a 1/4 inch thick, very light, thin aluminum and screening. Our door folds flat against the side of the cabinet where it is held by two magnets. When the door is extended it is also held by two magnets.

WOW! where did you find aluminum magnets?
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I'm guessing the bungee is to keep the cupboard door from opening and that the screen door knob is a convenient place to hook on.
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I'm guessing the bungee is to keep the cupboard door from opening and that the screen door knob is a convenient place to hook on.
I've always wondered about people who complain about cabinet doors opening while traveling. It seems like there's a lot of thoughts, ideas, and applications that treat the symptom, not get to the root cause. I've found that, in my case, the root cause is loose stuff slamming into the door from the inside. The correction is not let there be anything loose inside. For the clothes closet the dirty clothes bag was banging into the door. Got longer straps so the bag hangs below the bottom of the door. The fridge, we use refrigerator bars to contain everything. The over the kitchen we plastic boxes that are held in place by the bottom lip of the door opening. For the front back overhead again plastic boxes that are captured by the lower lips. End of problem
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Gilda, why the bungees? The screen door on my 1988 Scamp and the strap, it's never come undone during travel in all the years I've owned it. Is the snap loose on yours?
The bungee is to hold the CLOSET door closed as the latch has never worked right and we have not replaced it. The bungee has nothing to do with the screen door. Because we store the SCAMP one hour from my home I had to use this photo.
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Our cabinet has custom wood shelves without a lip. It would be impossible for us to load the shelves to eliminate things banging on the door. We need a latch that engages and stays locked. I found some more photos of the screen door, sans bungee cords.
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Our cabinet has custom wood shelves without a lip. It would be impossible for us to load the shelves to eliminate things banging on the door. We need a latch that engages and stays locked. I found some more photos of the screen door, sans bungee cords.

Where there's a will there's a way. Putting a lip on the shelves is an easy job. But, it like your stuff banging into the door keep the bungee cord or add good lock and hasp, complete the Red Green look.
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I have one on my trailer now. The one I purchased is from a dollar store. It works well but I have had to replace once this year as my daughter ripped the first one. Given that she is 7 years old I figure I am doing great only having to replace it it once this year. Total cost $6.00. A good low cost solution from my experience.
The screen worked fantastic this summer in Algonquin Park> we were there in July and the black flies were still quite bad. The screen was very effective in keeping them out of the trailer.
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Aluminum magnets

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WOW! where did you find aluminum magnets?
Byron, I guess you've been retired too long.....

Little, thin steel plates attached to the aluminum.
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Great replies! I have to sit down and read through some more. I bought one but it got put on the "to do later" list. I had too many other great camper ideas to do before this weekend!!! Lol!


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Ian - Love your flooring! Is it a floating floor? If so, how did you fasten it down - I assume you have a fiberglass floor like we do in our 1977 Trillium 4500. Your Boler looks fantastic! Good friends just bought an old Boler in pretty rough shape. I'm going to show them your photos to inspire them!
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Would it be possible for someone with the "Scamp" style screen door to post some photos showing the hinges, and two photos showing screen door open from the inside and outside?

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Bill, I added a Scamp like door to our Scamp 16. I added a pine board to the side of the cabinet shaped to the Scamp's curve and one one the couch side of similar shape. I connected the two across the top with a 1x3.

I then built two screens that are connected in the middle with 4 small hinges. I connected it to the pine board on the closet with two larger hinges. I have a couple of magnets that hold it in place when it's not open and a couple that keep it closed.

If you get serious I can provide more detailed pictures. It works well, is very light and very thin. The hardest part is the curve, mine's not perfect but it works great..

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