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Old 05-16-2019, 06:25 PM   #31
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Thanks Rovobay...I think it's a plus being able to drive with them in.


Haz Matt...not repurposed, bought them new from a truck supply shop
[Fort Garry Industries]...Stainless steel. Buck and a half each.


Mark... Standard bus window, open from the top.


Peteg... Thanks, I paid 300 for 12 screens.


I'm thinking of modifying them a bit... A piece of 1/8 x 1 inch flat bar running the length of all the windows tucked up under the drip rail screwed to the posts. Then I could eliminate the top clips and use them on the other windows. The three remaining double pane windows will be replaced with single pane....they're all fogged up and can't see out of them. I could also mount my awning rail to the flat bar.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:34 PM   #32
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Never paid enough attention to notice the upper window is the outside window.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:08 AM   #33
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Just took delivery of our "Buster"
we now have the screen question as the summer months mean mozzies....and they are out in full force.
We would love to incorporate some sort of screen + window covering in one shot, but we have a rounded window opening side to side.

And of course window frames are aluminum.
In my boating days, we put a fabric binding tape around the screen and then put in snaps which we screwed into the interior wall. Worked like a charm don't have that ease here.

Has anyone had any screen success with a Thomas bus.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:27 AM   #34
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Define, "success"
In post 10 of this thread I delineated my screen solution for my Thomas, so no need to reiterate, here. I will note the mag tape pictured in #14 was a bust.
Since then, I've built in overhead (well, over window), storage. Its floor is low enough to still reach the window slides to open them, but barely.
That nice strip of steel is now buried, so I had to do something different:
Rolls of adhesive-backed Velcro were used, putting the "hook" piece on the frame, it's plush mate on the screen.
Good adhesive, but not good enough on the screen, so some well spent time sewing them on did the trick!
Maybe, one day, I'll make exterior screens, but for now, especially in TX:
"Close enough is good enough..!"
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:09 AM   #35
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Yeah, the magnetic tape just did not have the grip needed to hold itself up, let along some fabric.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:01 AM   #36
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Doubly sorry about that bad intel...
The good tape that I used was acquired, not bought, somewhere down the line, so no telling from whence it hailed.
Too bad, too- living in an iron box, magnets can make for an nice, non-destructive fixative!
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:51 AM   #37
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No problem ... we live and learn.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:13 PM   #38
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So long's the mistake wasn't lethal...
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:43 PM   #39
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I couldn't agree more!


Having fun is a plus ... and even that failed attempt had its moments and even provided a little humor. It must have been funny watching me attach one side, move to the other and as it was getting close to being attached, the first lost it's magnetic pull. Too bad I did not have a video going!
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:47 PM   #40
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I still have not yet tried the hook-n-loop. I think I will sew the loop to the screen. I saw a video where the person used some binging tape to give the screen a little stiffness. I think I may do that as well.
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