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Old 03-11-2016, 02:45 PM   #1
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mud dauber screens

The camper I ordered should be arriving at the dealer next weekend I hope.
I want to order mud dauber screens to fit the water heater, fridge, and furnace on a 2016 Rockwood minilite 2503S and put them on myself. Does anyone know which ones fit this model.
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I bought the screens for the furnace ports but I just used the tightest hardware cloth I could find and aluminum tape to apply from the backside. Never had an issue.
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very easy to make your own,..... using hardware cloth, for fridge vents---cut just over size and press into the long vent slots,...the cut metal ends around the edges will act like little barbs and hold forever,.......for hot water vents, cut to size then run a bead of caulking around the vent window inside and press the screen into the wet caulking, can use duct tape to hold in place until dried, afterwards you have a permanent fix
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Make your dealer throw them in as part of the deal. It will only cost them a few dollars and they can install them prior to your PDI.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:07 PM   #5
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Camco makes them in many sizes. Inexpensive and they look and fit nice.


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Old 03-11-2016, 09:18 PM   #6
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Make your dealer throw them in as part of the deal. It will only cost them a few dollars and they can install them prior to your PDI.

Yeah, that's what I thought, too. When we finished our PDI, they told us we had x amount of dollars credit in their store. We purchased the dauber screens, and they actually charged us $5.00 to install them! Two of them. Then when I saw them, I actually had to laugh. Two springs on one, one spring on the other. Come on, man! WTF?!? I also remember reading somewhere that if those daubers do get into those places they're not supposed to be, it can invalidate your warranty.
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Yeah, that's what I thought, too. When we finished our PDI, they told us we had x amount of dollars credit in their store. We purchased the dauber screens, and they actually charged us $5.00 to install them! Two of them. Then when I saw them, I actually had to laugh. Two springs on one, one spring on the other. Come on, man! WTF?!? I also remember reading somewhere that if those daubers do get into those places they're not supposed to be, it can invalidate your warranty.
Hardly doubt it would void the warranty. If so then they should provide as standard equipment. Later RJD
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Here, they build their dirt nests in every L shaped crook and cranny of the frame, underneath, spare tire, anywhere they can. I spend a billion dollars a year on wasp spray, and twelve million man hours with a stick breaking them up. We have a rock and cedar house.......and they build in the small parts of the batting on the cedar siding. No way to stay ahead of them in this area.
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I had spiders get into my furnace vent once and due to the spider webs the furnace could not expel enough exhaust and would shut down the furnace on a cold night. Putting the screens over the vents prevented it from ever happening again.
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I read somewhere recently that if you get a dog flea and tick collar, cut it in half, and put them in your outside water heater, furnace, and fridge access panels, it will keep the mud dobbers out. They apparently don't like the odor they give off.
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