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Old 03-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Magic Mesh screen door for A Frame

If you havent made your screen door yet, there is still time! LOL

This is a picture that shows how the Magic Mesh screen door can stay in place when the exterior door is closed. I'm not handy with power tools (that includes sewing machines) so for project simplicity, the two panels were each folded and sewn on themselves to fit the correct width of the door opening.

They are attached to the door frame with velcro, so extremely easy to remove or put up. Last summer,at the dog shows, we were frequently and hurridly in and out of the trailer & surprisingly in our frantic haste to race for ring time, never once pulled it off.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Wow, a friend of mine has one of these on their cottage, keeps the mosquitos out and the dog in!! Great idea for the new Vibe too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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Yeah ....WOW is right!!! Nice job. Love the way it looks. How did you attach it on top?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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It is velcro'd above the padded door arch and hemmed to the door height. Down the length, each panel's mutiple magnets meet and sofly catch to close. It really does have a nice look from inside and out.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Do you have to stow it some way when you fold down the camper? Doesn't look like you'd need to, but maybe?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #6
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Glad you posted this, handbuilder! It reminded me about this mod I've been wanting to try on our Aframe for some time.

I just ordered one from Walmart.com (under $15 "site to store"). We'll will pick it up Saturday afternoon. Now there are no excuses.

Woot, I'm psyched!

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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My wife & I have been tossing around ideas on how to make this work. Thus now we have the answer. A step by step would be helpful even if the project seems as simple as you state. Our first trip is April 18th. Gotta work on a check list but, I'm sure between us, as soon as we pull the camper out of the garage, all the "Wonderfulness" of it will come flowing out. Woooohoooo.....we are soo pumped up!!
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John and Lynn, here is a link to thehamguy's vid, which might give you some install tips and options:



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Lee, I just remove it and fold or roll it up and store under dining table bench seat. There are 3 or 4 velcro strips on both sides of door frame, and a couple velcro strips above the door. Once the trailer is set up, I simply hang up the screen door.

Jon & Lynn, It really was an easy uncomplicated project. I folded the panel on itself, pinned it to hold while the folds were sewn together (lengthwise) & the bottom hemmed up. No cutting of the panel material was done. If you look at the photo, you will notice a darker band of black in the middle of each panel, that where I folded the panel over onto itself and sewed in place. Hope that makes sense?

Debbie (farfromstock) made something similar last year...not sure if its posted in her album, maybe she could repost here?

Deb, look forward to seeing what you do with it! I am a sewing challenged person...I use cheater fuse tape whenever I can...me and sharp objects such as sewing needles, are a dangerous mix. haha

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Tamara,
DH used to use hot glue for hemming and seam repair on his insulated coveralls. And it actually held up pretty well.

Nothing wrong with a person knowing their limits and getting creative, as the old adage goes:
Necessity is the mother of invention.

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