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Old 06-02-2017, 09:06 PM   #1
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How do u keep the bugs out?

I want so badly to open up the bus at night, it is sooooo hot. What solutions did u guys come up with?
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:18 PM   #2
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I bought screen framing material and a hacksaw and Screen some dark poly screen and made my own screens
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:28 PM   #3
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Screened the back two windows on each side. Can still open and close like normal. 1"x2" pressure treated wood. Still tight after months.

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Old 06-02-2017, 10:56 PM   #4
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There are some good vid's on YouTube. One lady does a good job of getting good fits, and one guy removes the windows, flips them around and upside down, so that the windows will open from the top. I HATE BUGS AND MOSQUITOS!
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:15 AM   #5
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get the stuff from lowes or home depot. real easy to do. I used a self taping trim screw on each side to hold them in.
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:13 AM   #6
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I use magnets to hold the screen in place - seems to work well for now.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:00 AM   #7
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I like magnetics for attaching things to the bus.. as others hasve mentioned, making screens is pretty easy.. using thin wood strips and putting the screen between is super easy and with some weather stripping, you could hook them about anywhere.. id you put the screens on the outside, otherwise if you pull the screen out, any bugs netween the window and the screen end up inside the bus..

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Old 06-03-2017, 11:46 AM   #8
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get the stuff from lowes or home depot. real easy to do. I used a self taping trim screw on each side to hold them in.
Get the screen from Lowe's or the screws? I'm scared to screw anything in on the outside, I don't want leaks. Even with a sealer I'd be nervous. Magnets could work.

I like the flipped around idea too. It's a lot of work but we'll worth imo.

Any ideas for the front and back door? That gets me the most airflow is when both are opened
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:06 PM   #9
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I burn incense when the bugs get annoying. Beats bug spray. I also have a huge mosquito net for over the bed.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:29 PM   #10
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I haven't tried it, but have wondered if you could combine some magnets with one of those full size screens that they advertise for doors? I've even seen a large size screen for garage doors. I've also thought about just building a screen door, and using pipe insulation around the edges, to keep them snug. They should be ez to make, and won't take up a lot of space, when not in use. ANYTHING BUT BUGS!
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