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Old 09-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #31
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I don't recall for sure except that it's not the 5/8 inch size--I had to take them back and get a longer size. If your camper is nearby you can just measure the length of the threaded area. They're all the same diameter, so the size chart refers to lengths.

Also, when you take out the key locks, save the cams. They may be just the right size. I didn't use the two cams that came with the thumb latches, the ones from the trailer factory were just the right offset.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #32
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Thanks for the info., that makes it easier to order.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:34 AM   #33
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Hi everyone-- haven't posted in awhile and wanted to say thanks for all the "upgrade" info I've seen so far for my A126. Have been looking at those Magicmesh magnetic screen doors infomercials (LOL) and wanting to make one for the whole door. Any particular reason you only did the upper door, hamguy?
I've been using my camper ALOT, been set up in the same beautiful spot since April 1, "boondocking" it inside a campground but w/o amenities, other than the generator. Not wanting to run the a.c. while it was superhot but had no choice with only the fantasticfan and 2 window screens. I'd want to fabricate the screen to fit the entire length of the door, for the most ventilation. If you haven't seen the magicmesh infomercial, it's recommended for rv's too, velcro around entire door frame with split magnetic doorway/entry straight down the middle, weighted bottom....is the possibility of unwanted critters your motivation of keeping the bottom door secure??
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #34
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Hi everyone-- haven't posted in awhile and wanted to say thanks for all the "upgrade" info I've seen so far for my A126. Have been looking at those Magicmesh magnetic screen doors infomercials (LOL) and wanting to make one for the whole door. Any particular reason you only did the upper door, hamguy?
I've been using my camper ALOT, been set up in the same beautiful spot since April 1, "boondocking" it inside a campground but w/o amenities, other than the generator. Not wanting to run the a.c. while it was superhot but had no choice with only the fantasticfan and 2 window screens. I'd want to fabricate the screen to fit the entire length of the door, for the most ventilation. If you haven't seen the magicmesh infomercial, it's recommended for rv's too, velcro around entire door frame with split magnetic doorway/entry straight down the middle, weighted bottom....is the possibility of unwanted critters your motivation of keeping the bottom door secure??
We got a magic mesh screen online. The screen material is much larger than our rv door. I haven't had much time to work with it but the challenge seems to be is to get it "cut down to size" so it can be secured to the walls around the door. I have more than a foot of material extra in all directions. The magic mesh screen does state that is is not designed to keep critters in or out. We just think it would be nice with 2 young kids not to have the constant screen door slamming as they make 14 trips in/out every 5 minutes
I'm open for ideas as our camping season is coming to a quick end.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #35
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Any particular reason you only did the upper door, hamguy?
The clearances in the lower door area are narrower than at the top, plus the cushions on our dinette bench on the door side stick out slightly into the aisle, at least on my A128. In order for the door to self-close it has to be able to swing freely, and only the upper half can do that with the clearances I have. That fact, along with wanting to keep our dog from going in and out, in and out all day (and keep her inside all night) caused me to opt for the half-door screen. Since I've finished it, another reason has become apparent: when the screen is rolled up and fastened at the top of the opening to get it out of the way, even the half door's worth of screen makes a good-sized roll. I don't think a lot of ventilation is sacrificed with the half-door, but I don't have any basis for comparison.

I really hope someone on this forum can adapt one of those Magic Mesh screens for our A-frames. If they did and it worked well I'd jump at it. It's because I didn't want to mess with their oversize-ness that I decided to go with my own design. I doubted their super smooth opening and closing would still work if they were cut shorter and narrower. It would throw off the weight of the door, which is what makes it swing smoothly I believe.

In New Mexico last June we met a couple with an A-Liner. He had made his own full-length screen door and it worked just fine for them. Wish I could recall what kind of mesh he used and where he got it. It wasn't the ordinary kind of plastic screen mesh like I used.
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Thanks for the replies nowait and hamguy. Pretty much sums it up-- it is an ongoing experiment. Now that I've thought some more about it, I don't think I'll be doing the whole door in screen for the main reason of making it easy for unwanted visiting critters to join the slumber party. I'm gonna work on the screen and an awning design over the winter. For those of you smiling big and doubting my awning design for the aframes-- I have seen and read many posts on here and the few semi-succesful adaptations. I'm going with a garden trellis frame as a starting point. If I could grow up someday and get some 'puter skills, I'd post pics. It will work, it will look nice, it will be functional yet not very portable with 2 potted plants as weights/anchors....but then again, I'm not needing portable, as my baby stays in the same spot from April Fool's Day til Halloween....
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