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Old 03-23-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Insect screens over appliance vents?

As people are bringing their rigs out of storage, there is a lot of discussion about mice, squirrels, etc.

My 5th wheel is still in storage but I'm curious which insect screens work for my Crusader 296BHS. Link here to the type of thing I'm talking about.

Do any of you know which model numbers work for crusader? I'm probably just being overly paranoid since my trailer is stored indoors.
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No your not.....critters like to be warm and cosy also. Move over!
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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As people are bringing their rigs out of storage, there is a lot of discussion about mice, squirrels, etc.

My 5th wheel is still in storage but I'm curious which insect screens work for my Crusader 296BHS. Link here to the type of thing I'm talking about.

Do any of you know which model numbers work for crusader? I'm probably just being overly paranoid since my trailer is stored indoors.
I don't know about your Crusader but I'm getting a set of these exact screens since I have a "Dometic refrigerator with vents which have 20" long louver openings".
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Check a camco dealer, I'm pretty sure the offer different sizes. The ones that I bought fit perfectly.
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I don't know about your Crusader but I'm getting a set of these exact screens since I have a "Dometic refrigerator with vents which have 20" long louver openings".
They make them to fit all fridge, heater, and water heaters currently used and many older models. They keep the stink bugs and mud daubers out! Have Camco models on my fridge and furnace. However, I use stainless steel mesh with same opening size and wire gauge on the water heater vents (mounted inside cover) because it's a cleaner look over two individual exterior covers (Camco solution). The mesh can be purchased from McMaster-Carr.
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They make them to fit all fridge, heater, and water heaters currently used and many older models. They keep the stink bugs and mud daubers out! Have Camco models on my fridge and furnace. However, I use stainless steel mesh with same opening size and wire gauge on the water heater vents (mounted inside cover) because it's a cleaner look over two individual exterior covers (Camco solution). The mesh can be purchased from McMaster-Carr.
Good idea, I'm not a fan of the external mounted approach.
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When I bought my trailer, my dealership gave me external screens for furnace and water heater. I'm partial to free. Their technician installed them for me. Yesterday I ordered the internal mesh strips for my refrigerator.
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Don't forget to add screening to your bumper plugs also. Wasps, etc. can find any place to build a nest.

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A quick question for those of you who have put the mesh strips on the refrigerator vents. Do you punch a hole in them for the drip line? If not, then what do you do with the drip line. I know this is probably a newbie question, but I am curious. Thanks.
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A quick question for those of you who have put the mesh strips on the refrigerator vents. Do you punch a hole in them for the drip line? If not, then what do you do with the drip line. I know this is probably a newbie question, but I am curious. Thanks.
Yes, you bring it through the screen. The problem with the Camco fridge inserts is that they are woven mesh and not welded. So when you go to trim them for this, you need to be cognizant that each "thread" is free to move so your cuts must be wise. A little trick is to get some JB Weld and mix up a small amount and spread it over a slightly largely area than you'll trim out. It'll keep all the threads in-place and not be noticeable at all when mounted.

Mr. Dan, they are not internal for the fridge vents. The screens mount on the outside and are retained by zip ties. Once installed, you can barely tell they are there. I can take some photos if you'd like.
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