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Old 04-08-2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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Am wanting to put noseeums screening on our trillium 4500. We currently have aluminum(?) screening and was wondering if there is a reason it is metal as apposed to fiberglass. We are headed to bug country this summer/fall and are not keen on company in the trailer.
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I would say the primary reason the screen is aluminum is for durability, the way things bounce around while traveling something could easily damage a fiberglass screen. But there is no reason you could not replace it with a finer mesh fiberglass screen
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:03 PM   #3
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I screened our Trillium with a roll of mesh screen from Lowes a year ago. Works just fine!


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My trailer has fiberglass screen mesh and I believe they are original from the factory. After 20 + years they are still good. I would replace them with fiberglass again.
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Hello everyone
Am wanting to put noseeums screening on our trillium 4500. We currently have aluminum(?) screening and was wondering if there is a reason it is metal as apposed to fiberglass. We are headed to bug country this summer/fall and are not keen on company in the trailer.
Remember to keep the fan on, blowing into the trailer. Noseemims don't like a head wind. The air flow in and around the trailer and the air blowing out the door rather than in should help some.
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I did not know there is such a thing as a noseeums screen available. If it stops noseeums, it will also load up with any dust or pollen and require more frequent cleaning, I assume. What is the real name of the product?
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I did not know there is such a thing as a noseeums screen available. If it stops noseeums, it will also load up with any dust or pollen and require more frequent cleaning, I assume. What is the real name of the product?

I've never seen it in standard window screening material ie fiberglass or aluminum. I buy it as a fabric for bug netting with my hammock for interior camping and I'll use it for removable window screening in the camper van.

As long as it's used on the inside of the window it won't be a problem loading up with dust/pollen. If the windows were built with the screens on the outside then it might be a minor problem - I'd happily clean screens more often that suffer black fly bites!
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I did not know there is such a thing as a noseeums screen available. If it stops noseeums, it will also load up with any dust or pollen and require more frequent cleaning, I assume. What is the real name of the product?
This is one of many available on the market. Our tents were all equipped with it.
No-Seeums (20x20 Mesh) Insect Screen - Consumer/DIY
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Hello everyone
Am wanting to put noseeums screening on our trillium 4500. We currently have aluminum(?) screening and was wondering if there is a reason it is metal as apposed to fiberglass. We are headed to bug country this summer/fall and are not keen on company in the trailer.
Aluminum was probably factory standard in 1978. Haven't seen it on a trailer in a couple of decades or so.......

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