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Old 01-12-2016, 12:53 PM   #11
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I used Lexan on the bottom of the screen door. Lexan is more durable than acrylic. As mentioned, took measurements and had it cut to size at the hardware store for free. Attached it with black velcro strips which is working very well and allows easy removable if desired. Did bottom of door only due to young grandkids and pets who seem obsessed with pushing against the door, but screen only top still allows fresh air to circulate.

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Old 01-12-2016, 02:27 PM   #12
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I went to Home Depot and bought a heavy duty sheet of clear plastic.
Cut it to size and slid it into a track on the inside of the screen door. At least the inside is protected from the dogs.

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Old 01-12-2016, 03:28 PM   #13
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:03 PM   #14
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I would like any information on installing a clear plexiglass window in the FR3 Entrance door. Thank you for any install tips.

I've done my screen door and 4 others including 2 FR3's (all outside installs). I purchase 2 separate sheets (1 for the top & 1 for the bottom), and a 15 foot roll of 1" Velchro (white or black depending on your screen door color).
I then measure the bottom (including the little square area next to the slider if it's screen also) and use a sabre saw w/24 tpi blade to cut the lexan. Draw lines on the protective covering, cut slow and the cut will come out great. Tear off protective sheet off inside of lexan and attach velchro all around the perimeter. Install velchro on the door frame (cutting it narrower on any narrow frame pieces). Attach the lexan to the door then peal off the outer protective sheeting.

Repeat for the top. I used a scrap piece of lexan to draw and cut a pattern for the top radius of the door.

Using the velchro method makes a weather tight seal making it more like a residential screen door. You can remove either the top or bottom as desired.

We are able to leave the outer door open and remain comfortable inside in temps down into the 40's.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:14 PM   #15
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Suggestion: Find a Cedar Creek 5th wheel and take a look at the door. It comes with a mylar film "storm/winter" insert. They are light, easy to store and easy to replace if damaged. Other FR units may have that option as well. You could probably call Cedar Creek parts and find all the info you need.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ilovecamping View Post
Just remember if using glass in a door it has to be safety glass, tempered glass, and that has to be cut before it is tempered. You cannot cut tempered glass. I worked in a glass shop for years.
X2, I was a glass cutter in a glass tempering factory. Personally, I would install real tempered glass or safety glass because as one poster said the other stuff scratches easily.

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