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Old 03-21-2021, 04:31 PM   #1
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Question Cadet window screens

I just bought a 1987 Cadet camper, and it has no window screens. Only the front and back windows open. Did they originally come with window screens?
I need screens, but I don't have any idea how to add them.

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Old 03-22-2021, 12:09 PM   #2
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I had a Captain trailer at one time, big brother to the cadet. There was a half Inch wooden strip around the window on the inside which had velcro glued to it. The screens had velcro around the edge which stuck to the wooden strip. I replaced the screening material with something used for screen rooms - a bit heavier and more durable.

You had to pull the screening away to open or close the windows but easy to do.

I honestly dont remember how the wooden frame was attached. There was wood-patterned masonite around the window on the inside and the wood screen frame was attached to the masonite. I'm pretty sure it was screwed on, not glued but don't take me to court on that.
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I just bought a 1987 Cadet camper, and it has no window screens. Only the front and back windows open. Did they originally come with window screens?
I need screens, but I don't have any idea how to add them.

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Ours has velcro all the way around. It's just stuck directly to the wall around the window. They're original. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-27-2021, 10:49 AM   #4
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Ours has velcro all the way around. It's just stuck directly to the wall around the window. They're original. Attachment 140021
Could you send me a close up of where the screens are attached?
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:50 AM   #5
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curtains in cadet

As an aside, we had the original curtains made of polyester doubleknit (sooo 1970s). Just be aware that while they LOOK opaque, they are not so you will probably want a liner in them so people can't see in at night.
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We're bringing it out if storage soon. I'll take pictures then
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Old 03-27-2021, 05:13 PM   #7
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See through curtains

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As an aside, we had the original curtains made of polyester doubleknit (sooo 1970s). Just be aware that while they LOOK opaque, they are not so you will probably want a liner in them so people can't see in at night.
That's good to know! I usually turn the lights out when changing.
I'm going to be making new curtains with heavy cotton fabric. I can put a lining in them.
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:38 PM   #8
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Cut & sew (or have someone do that for you) some screening material to fit, with velcro around the edge, then attach peel & stick velcro strips around the inside of your window frames. Works great!

I also made curtains with a blackout liner. These Cadets have lots of windows and get very bright & hot with the summer sun! The liner keeps it dark if you enjoy sleeping in a bit, and also helps keep the heat out. And even with bright lights on, no one can see in!
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:57 PM   #9
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Cut & sew (or have someone do that for you) some screening material to fit, with velcro around the edge, then attach peel & stick velcro strips around the inside of your window frames. Works great!

I also made curtains with a blackout liner. These Cadets have lots of windows and get very bright & hot with the summer sun! The liner keeps it dark if you enjoy sleeping in a bit, and also helps keep the heat out. And even with bright lights on, no one can see in!
Thanks! I will be making my curtains, so I'll add a liner. I am not a morning person!
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