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Old 11-05-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
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Window screens that WORK

I have been living in my short bus full time for the last 7 months & have been very pleased with the way I installed the screens. Here in Texas with all the bugs, it is critical to have some sort of insect control.
Here's a quick video I put together to show what I did & why it works.
https://youtu.be/aWl--435anc
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:20 PM   #2
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I like that.... I may have to do something like that when I get to that point, I won't want to run A/C all the time.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:21 PM   #3
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I like it too! I might steal some design elements from you when I get to mine.
I had been thinking about using magnets to attach the screen, but I like your idea too!
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:07 AM   #4
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I like it the trim wood looks great
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:21 AM   #5
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nice job, looks good
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:01 PM   #6
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Awesome. Really like it and thanks for sharing. I'm going to try something like it. I was originally thinking of sewing magnets and using those, but I think yours looks very professional and is a better option.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:37 PM   #7
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Very clever, the foam gasket on the edges of the wood pinch the screen against the window frame. I'll have to look at mine to see how similar the windows are.

The foam gasket adhesive didn't sick, did you paint/clear the back side of the wood or just leave it?

Assuming... the screen is a kit you can cut to size, a got it from a local hardware store of sorts?
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:09 PM   #8
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Great idea, i love it.
I looked into screen kits at the local big box hardware store and they run about $9-13 depending on size and color. For our windows, about $10 each for a kit to do one window.
I have been pondering this for a while and have seen several ideas, your is by far the best I have seen. Your windows also look just like what is in my full size Bluebird.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:38 AM   #9
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Nice video! Thank you for sharing.

Is there any benefit to having screens on the inside? How about being able to slide them vertically?
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:17 AM   #10
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This is a great screening solution! It won't work for my double-pane skoolie windows, unfortunately. They panes stick out too far.
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