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Old 04-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Screen Door Insert?

I have a 2006 Surveyor 291. My dog clawed the screen out on the bottom half of the door. From what I was told you could get an all plastic insert for the door to replace the screen. Does anyone know where I could find this or should I call the manufacturer.

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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I bought a piece of plexiglass at Lowe's and cut it to size. The door has a perfect slot to fit the plexiglass in. Just gently bend in the middle, put in place, and voila! Fits beautifully, and keeps the dog from tearing up our screen.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I will give it a go.
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We had the same problem but we got a thin flexible sheet of metal from Lowes that had a design punched all over (very small holes) and used that instead of plexiglass. That way we still got some air movements and the puppy could see outside
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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A good dog would not rip the screen !
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Oh she's good-good and spoiled !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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Make her a pair of socks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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I bought a piece of plexiglass at Lowe's and cut it to size. The door has a perfect slot to fit the plexiglass in. Just gently bend in the middle, put in place, and voila! Fits beautifully, and keeps the dog from tearing up our screen.
While my dog is normally well behaved; she LOVES visitors.
She of course assumes they are coming to visit her.
I solved my screen problem just like you did.
Works GREAT; simple.
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We had the same problem with our dog. I repaired the sceen and installed an aluminum scratch guard I purchased from an RV dealer. It's adjustable so it fits different size doors. I just used the 4 sheet metal screws to mount it on the door and it kept the screen safe from the dog's paws. It also allowed air flow.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #10
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addi doesnt get within 6 inches of the door or otherwise beep beep well you know .

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So, any ideas on the best method of cutting Plexiglas. I did this on a previous RV door, but the cuts looked awful.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:34 PM   #12
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A plastic scoring knife and a GOOD metal straight edge is all you need.

Deep score the plastic (I mean multiple passes) to about 1/4 of the thickness (more is better!); then snap.

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I use a metal cutting band saw, but I don't use plexi-glas, use Lexan.
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A plastic scoring knife and a GOOD metal straight edge is all you need.

Deep score the plastic (I mean multiple passes) to about 1/4 of the thickness (more is better!); then snap.

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That's what I did, but I just used a utility knife with a sharp blade.
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I need to do this, our dog won't stay off the screen either!
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I need to do this, our dog won't stay off the screen either!
Didn't take us long to get our mongrel to not touch the screen. Now, she just stands at it with her nose about a 1/2" away from it and we put inserts top and bottom so we could see out and not loose heat or cooling.
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If you don't want to DIY, Lowe's will cut plexiglass for free if you buy it there. Probably same at most hardware stores.
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