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Old 08-06-2019, 07:27 AM   #1
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Protector for screen door

Just picked up our new Rockwood Roo over the weekend and I can already tell that dogs and grandkids are going to be tough on the screen door. Does anyone know if there is a screen grill/pet guard for RV screen doors?
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:40 AM   #2
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You will likely find stamped sheet aluminum at large hardware stores. It can be cut to size and mounted on the door with screws.

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Old 08-06-2019, 07:52 AM   #3
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was just looking for same thing yesterday....pete





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Old 08-06-2019, 10:30 AM   #4
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I installed one on my trailer. But you need to do a practice fit-up before installing the screen. The screen we used could interfere with the door closing around the door seal/metal if installed per instructions. I rotated the screen 90 deg's to allow the mounting surfaces not to interfere with the door closure surface.

My DW purchased this on line from Amazon along with a screen door handle that is adjustable. This way the children can grab this instead of the little closure lever on the door.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:38 PM   #5
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I measure my screen door, then went to Lowe's, purchased a section of Lexan or plexiglass that would cover the measurements I took of the door. I drilled numerous small holes in the Lexan and then with some short sheet metal screws, I attached the Lexan to my door. I only did the bottom half using the smoke color Lexan. Our two Westie's can now enjoy looking out, but cannot damage the screen or door.
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We ordered screen protector online. It had to be bent just a tad but it covers the whole screen so our dog canít scratch through to the screen.
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I measure my screen door, then went to Lowe's, purchased a section of Lexan or plexiglass that would cover the measurements I took of the door. I drilled numerous small holes in the Lexan and then with some short sheet metal screws, I attached the Lexan to my door. I only did the bottom half using the smoke color Lexan. Our two Westie's can now enjoy looking out, but cannot damage the screen or door.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:29 PM   #8
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Screen Protector

I did the same with clear acrylic since our cat was trying to claw it.
Took measurements of the lower half & went down to Tap Plastics & had them make one, took 15 minutes & $20.00 later. Had radiuses put on the corners & since it is lite I use velcro to attach.
Working so far...
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:40 PM   #9
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Lowes ~~ measure and bought Lexan to fit. Industrial strength Velcro has held for 3 years.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:53 PM   #10
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We have the one from camping world mentioned above. Got the new camper and installed it after we set it up for the first time.

When we packed up to leave I folded up the SolidStep steps and closed the door...almost.

There was not enough clearance between the screen and the Solidstep to keep the pet guard on the screen.

I'm going to have to figure out how to do a temporary mounting so it can come on and off easily and without tools.

Just keep that in mind if you have SolidSteps.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:32 PM   #11
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we did this

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Just picked up our new Rockwood Roo over the weekend and I can already tell that dogs and grandkids are going to be tough on the screen door. Does anyone know if there is a screen grill/pet guard for RV screen doors?
We bought this from Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/Camco-43993...s%2C158&sr=8-3
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:49 PM   #12
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I got a piece of particle board, painted it black, and slid it into the track. Looks like itís meant to be there and only cost a couple bucks.

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My little 4 leggeds have damaged the screen a few times. After the last repair, I took an old desk chair mat and cut a piece to fit the lower screen. It works great. They can't see through it and aren't able to tear it down.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:07 PM   #14
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I did similiar to Jim34RL. I bought a small screen door protector (from menards, I think), cut the side tabs off a little so that it fit the door width and used self tapping screws to put it on. I have 5 dogs that are constantly jumping on the door. I've had the protector on for 4 seasons- it looks great and no damage to screen. I would be careful of the screen protectors that have large openings, my dogs are small and their feet/legs could get caught if the holes/openings are large.
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We did the plexi glass. Just measured the bottom of the door and had cut to fit. Put it on with the industrial Velcro. It has worked great. I like that when the solid door is open our dogs can still see out.
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:53 AM   #16
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Like others, Lexan for us:
https://learntorv.com/screen-door-co...yproofing-mod/
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:26 PM   #17
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1/8" thick black plastic sheet with textured finish, for less than $20 for 24" x 24" sheet. Matches the lower kick panel, looks like factory. Fits perfectly in the existing tract. I custom cut it to fit. Easy to score with a razor knife and straight edge. Snaps perfectly at the cut, clean and straight. They'll cut it for you for a fee.


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Old 09-25-2019, 05:13 PM   #18
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If one does have a screen door that's met with damage from dog or kid, take the screen door to a shop that replaces screen in original frames.

I tool my patio screen door to a local glass shop and they replaced the screen material with "Pet Resistant" screen. Visibly much better than the cheap stuff most commonly used. Added benefits, it provides more privacy due to the heavier gauge material but still passes plenty of air. I've also found that it also provides some shading qualities which can keep out heat from sun.

Wasn't terribly expensive either.
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Lowes ~~ measure and bought Lexan to fit. Industrial strength Velcro has held for 3 years.
Same here - held up through two seasons...
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The 24"X24" may be too small n my door to my E-Pro 19FD, but someone mentioned doing as you did and not screwing anything at all, but slipping the black plastic into the screen door slot. Lowe's and Home Depot were outrageously priced for Lexan which was thick enough to not flex too much, but the person who gave me the tip said to go to a local auto glass store/shop and they likely have the large sheets of black plastic to cut and use. I have not done this mod just yet, but his idea is about like yours. He also works at an RV place and says he installs these items in doors all the time there. My dealer said to steer away from the use of Velcro, as the hot sun and inside hot temps of the RV can actually melt the glue that they use on the product or leave a sticky residue when trying to remove it later. Also, any drilled holes make it harder to sell later if the new buyer does not have dogs to worry over. Thanks for posting. I do like adding in some drilled air holes to the plastic though.
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