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Old 08-31-2016, 11:12 AM   #1
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Screen door handle, you need one

This is one of those things you don't know you need until you have it and then you don't want to live without it.

Camco 42183 Screen Door Cross Bar (Black)

I have young kids and they were always struggling with the screen door and pulling on the wrong part to get it to close. I've found the bar much easier for me.

This is one of those things that the RVs should come with (kind of like those missing toilet paper holders).

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Old 08-31-2016, 11:20 AM   #2
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agree. 1 of the first mods I did on our trailer was put the grab bar on.

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Old 08-31-2016, 02:31 PM   #3
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Haven't gotten the bar yet thought I would share our solution for a screen guard which I admit I grab on to to shut the door. No need to drill holes or use screws. PVC lattice fits perfectly in door channel. BF added a few pieces of velcro @ the top.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:52 PM   #4
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I agree with you. These should automatically come on screen doors. We have 2 doors and have installed them on both. Bathroom door has 2 bars since there is not a grab handle to get up the steps. My youngest is 4 and on the short side, so he needs all the help he can get. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-01-2016, 05:18 AM   #5
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We happened to see one at Walmart a few days ago while shopping, same price as Amazon. It was easy to install and nice to have!
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:42 AM   #6
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Installed one 3 years ago........and has worked good!
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:26 AM   #7
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Yep, this is a must have!
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:33 AM   #8
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Yes, the grab bar/handle is definate must. Like others I suggest a screen protector of some type on the lower portion of the screen door. I went to Lowes, purchased a screen protector, cut down the attachment tabs, drilled holes, painted it black, then put it on the door. Does the job of saving screen door. Hope pictures oriented correctly.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:45 PM   #9
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Screen door bar

I also find the bar a great benefit for grabbing and closing the screen door. Surprisingly, the best price I found was at HOME DEPOT online with free store delivery - about half the price of Camping World..
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:49 PM   #10
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Not only does it give you a handhold to get up the steps, it also makes the screen door oh so much more sturdy!

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