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Old 08-23-2015, 04:07 PM   #11
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Handbuilder,
I'm curious about what happens when you close down the side with the door panel. I find that it's tricky to fold it down while holding the top portion of the door with my hand (or head!) and then step thru the bottom portion once it's lowered all the way.
How do you do this and work around or thru the Magic Mesh screen? I'd love to see a video of how you do this...but that's probably unrealistic.
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:55 PM   #12
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When I prepare to bring the trailer down for travel, I unlatch the two rear roof latches first.

Then I drop down the kitchen side (streetside) wall and turn around and unlatch the two door parts.

While standing inside the trailer, Close the bottom half of the door.

Unlatch the front curbside latch and remember to bring in the top half of the door as the wall is gently lowered to rest on top of the other wall.

Meanwhile take note that the upper half of the dutch door is pushed over (so that it is in the "open" position (but it's laying flat) so then I flip it up and over to the closed position as I back out of the trailer, reaching for the lower door half to let myself out.

While standing on the exterior step, I then reach under the folded upper door half and spin the small plastic lock around to secure it, tp prevent it from bouncing while enroute.

Then I close the lower door and bring down the roof panels. Lock the doors and the latches and bring the grab bar over and across the door -now I am good to go once the roof panel is securely latched.

Because the Magic Mesh has two halves and parts in the middle, I am able to do this all in in the doorway opening. The more you use your trailer, the more comfortable you will be with your routine.

For me, the "a-ha" moment was in discovering it was easiest to unlatch both the rear latches first (I am short and have zero reach), then reaching over to unlatch the front streetside latch to drop down the streetside wall.

I hope that makes sense? It happens pretty fast.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:16 PM   #13
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I made my own magic mesh screen for just the top part of the door using Velcro, magnets, washers and a bit of super glue. Cost me about $6 at Home Depot. I don't know why the mfg doesn't include a screen...
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Could you give me a few more details on your screen setup?

I cut screen to size for upper door today and from HD put up one strip of magnet tape over door, set screen edge over it, then a small strong magnet. However, the magnet strip was pitiful, wouldn't hold more than a paper clip so back to HD tomorrow for something better. I don't want to entire door covered as the dogs will not try to push thru a screen to come and go. They are self contained with snow fence around my camp area so not a worry there. I just like the idea of keeping the upper door open esp in the evenings.
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OMG! I'm so sorry I didn't see your question until now!! I attached the top of the screen with Velcro tape under the decorative valance over the door by removing the two screws, sticking the Velcro to the wall and the screen and the screwing the balance back on. I added a shoe lace to use as a tie so we can roll the screen up and tie it out of the way. I bought small, round magnets that are pretty strong at HD and Gorilla glued them to the structure and sewed the washers to the screen with a quick whip stitch with a needle and strong thread. I used 8 magnets and washers.

I'll take some pictures next time we're in the camper - the weekend of Oct 9 for some fall color camping - and post them.

I hope this helps!
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Thanks for your update. I am also leaving for the Carolina's, Virginia and Ohio on October 11th. Hope to get some nice Fall pics along the way ! If I can get some better magnets at HD I will consider that with the washers. I had thought to place some velcro in strategic places around door frame, stick on the screen then velcro over to hold in place but I like your idea better.
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I have used the magic mesh, with a thin adjustable rod at the top. The rod fits into cord minder cord clips that came as peel and stick.
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I use a Magic Mesh magnetic screen door. It's been up for several years. Super handy. It allows light and fresh air in while keeping the bugs out. I leave it up all the time, never removing it when I fold up the trailer. I did tailor the sides to fit the door by folding each panel over on itself (the folds appear as long vertical lines). It was an easy and inexpensive way to give the A-Frame an easy fix full length screen door.
We have an A 122 S. Although we've owned it for a couple of years, haven't been able to use it much so we feel like we're still new to this. We love what you have done with yours and you have inspired us to work on ours. We really need a screen door to help contain our three dogs.

It looks like you removed your table. Just wonder if you like it better that way.

If you have advice - where to pick up some of the things you have added - like your shelf (which we love) - we would love to hear from you.

We would like to know how you are attaching things to the wall. We're afraid of damaging our walls so we haven't done anything like that.
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Hi Patty and Sharon!

Yes, I love NOT having the large table there. It creates a nice sitting area to visit and relax. I also removed the back cushions in the dining area as it allows more room to sit back more casually.

I used Falsade backsplash tiles (attached with a light adhesive spray) in the dining area to protect the walls in the dining from dog/crate abuse when he travels with us.

I use Command Hooks to hang pictures on the walls. I use magnet bar to hang things on the stove and Gear Ties to hang things elswhere.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:47 PM   #19
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I use a Magic Mesh magnetic screen door. It's been up for several years. Super handy. It allows light and fresh air in while keeping the bugs out. I leave it up all the time, never removing it when I fold up the trailer. I did tailor the sides to fit the door by folding each panel over on itself (the folds appear as long vertical lines). It was an easy and inexpensive way to give the A-Frame an easy fix full length screen door.
Hi Handbuilder,
I already used the magnet screen door on my back door for my dog and plan on installing one on my new camper my ? For you is;
What did use to apply the writing on the walls and the branches to the Celling?
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Hi Steven, the writing on the walls is actually vinyl decals with adhesive backing. They are easy to apply and remove. You can find similar art and quotes at local stores and on line.
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