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Old 08-22-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Screen door?

Has anyone added or come up with a way to create a screen door on your A-frame? It would add to the cross ventilation. Just curious.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:38 PM   #2
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I have a trip planned for October and am in the process of figuring out how to velcro the upper door area for the same reason...I feel too closed in when the weather is nice and I get tired of hearing the Create a Breeze fan. Since the door is split, I will try strips of velco across the top and sides, sandwich in the piece of screen so it can be removed easily, then just prop open the upper door/keeps dogs in...on my list of things to do. Let us know if you figure out a good option.
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:33 PM   #3
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I just bought this on eBay and installed it yesterday. I had to cut it for length and width. I think it's going to work great. I paid $8 for it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005KK...iBL&ref=plSrch
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:09 PM   #4
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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.
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Every time I see pix of the interior of your A-Frame, I am in awe ...
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:49 AM   #6
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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 doesnt include a screen...
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Every time I see pix of the interior of your A-Frame, I am in awe ...
I don't own a A-frame, however, we had a Jayco pop-up for many years. I agree with you--what a cozy, warm interior. The owner did a super job on this trailer.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:36 AM   #8
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Hi handbuilder!
Did you attach the sides of your Magic Mesh screen door to the sides of the camper's door frame in any fashion? I would imagine that it might pull away from the staples/glue when you fold the side panel down in taking the camper down.
Or did you leave the sides of the screen door loose and not attached?
Beautiful photos of your Aframe!
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Magic Mesh worked great for me too...I cut to slightly larger than size, folded over the edges, and sewed on Velcro for the sides and top. There are different qualities of mesh...some are more hefty than others.
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Hi PegKen,

the Magic Mesh is velcro'd on the outer sides and at the top. I placed the velcro strips on the inside door frame and above the door. The door folds with the trailer, there's been no need to remove it at all. It's been up for several years and I've only had to reaffix the velcro on one side about a week ago...its held up looooong time for as much use as it gets!

My friend has an A-Frame and she removed the small decorative cloth covered header above the door to place the Magic Mesh underneath it & it lasted a days use before they tore it out (it was too tight) it looked neater than mine however mine is still hanging.

I made it a tad too narrow so my advice is what Vic did & next go round, I would size it slightly larger.

Thanks for the nice note about my trailer interior, Dan & TSchleder! I am always fiddling with little systems inside. As Iong as the decor remains functional, maintains organized space and easy (quick) set up - I'm good with that.... that's why the Magic Mesh has worked for me, it can stay up when the trailer folds and I don't have to try to fit it to the door every time I use it
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