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Old 02-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Screen room or screening

With the season almost upon us here in the Midwest, I am looking for a screen room or screening that would allow me to leave the door of my Airstream Class B open.

I have a Fiamma awning but the factory unit is not only overpriced but too hard to put up, stay a night or two and take off, only to repeat again.

Does anyone have any ideas or come up with a system of your own that would allow the door to be left open?

I have even considered a tent, using only three sides and attaching one side to the unit with magnets or to the awning. Any other ideas?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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Send Skatiero a PM. She built a really neat screen room which attaches to their awning.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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On a T@B and teardrop, I made my own screen doors. Just rolled it up when we rolled away
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Off of the tailgate of my minivan I have used screen fabric attached with clamps. Relatively inexpensive, durable, reusable. Sexy? No.
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SprinterStore.com sells screens for the side and rear doors: Insect Screens

Eurocampers.com sells a better rear door screen, but no side door screen: Spinter Rear Door Screen Kits.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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SprinterStore.com sells screens for the side and rear doors: Insect Screens

Eurocampers.com sells a better rear door screen, but no side door screen: Spinter Rear Door Screen Kits.
I think I spent about $60 for my set up. I overlap the edges of the fabric 4-5 inches. No zipper required.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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...a great idea. Need to figure this out for my rig.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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While searching for a premade version I found a post on RV.Net's forum. RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class B - Camping Van Conversions: screen door See post #4. Photos and plans.

I had a commercial version like that for my 1977 Dodge van, my first "camper" then TV, that I got at Sears back in the 1980s. It used a zipper instead of Velcro, but was very similar. Worked great. People would ask about it everywhere I camped in the van.
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Our screen room is modeled after the one zipdee sells, but was infinitely cheaper. We made it from screening meant to hang from those free-standing patio rooms. It hangs from our awning from three eyebolts and snaps to snaps which are riveted up the sides of the Airstream by the awning arms. There is also a skirt which snaps on along the beltline to keep out bugs from under the trailer. The bottom corners have elastic straps. These can be staked down or we can slip plastic water bottles into the elastic to weight down the corners where staking is not an option. It has zippers in the center and each corner. It more than doubles our living space (which we need with this many people) and goes on in about ten minutes. I sewed it at a campground while my husband put on the riveted snaps and grommets. It works great and was very inexpensive. This is my crunch time at work but I will try to upload a photo or two when I get a chance. Katie
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #10
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This looks like a reasonable solution for many doors.

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Looks quite easy to take off and replace, so that when you travel, it isn't flapping at others down the highway...
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Our screen room is modeled after the one zipdee sells, but was infinitely cheaper. We made it from screening meant to hang from those free-standing patio rooms. It hangs from our awning from three eyebolts and snaps to snaps which are riveted up the sides of the Airstream by the awning arms. There is also a skirt which snaps on along the beltline to keep out bugs from under the trailer. The bottom corners have elastic straps. These can be staked down or we can slip plastic water bottles into the elastic to weight down the corners where staking is not an option. It has zippers in the center and each corner. It more than doubles our living space (which we need with this many people) and goes on in about ten minutes. I sewed it at a campground while my husband put on the riveted snaps and grommets. It works great and was very inexpensive. This is my crunch time at work but I will try to upload a photo or two when I get a chance. Katie
I'm looking forward to the photos!
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I'm trying to find the photos.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:20 AM   #13
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My B190 had velcro all around the door with a screen that you could put over the side door, much like what Protagonist posted. I tried it once and my cat was out of the camper before I even had the screen up, so that was the last time I used it. But I'm sure it would work well for people without frisky creatures who think escaping is a good idea.

Mine also had aluminum-edged window screens you could put in the driver and passenger windows - you'd roll them down, put these in, then roll them back up a bit to secure them. Again, I never used them, but they were pretty neat.
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Mine also had aluminum-edged window screens you could put in the driver and passenger windows - you'd roll them down, put these in, then roll them back up a bit to secure them. Again, I never used them, but they were pretty neat.
I have some of those, too. The ones for the Sprinter vans have vent louvers on the outside, screening on the inside, and can be left in place in light rain (but not thunderstorms with with winds). I also use them when the weather is cool enough to need the furnace, and I want the vents as far from my bed as possible so I don't have to deal with a draft while I'm sleeping.

Best of all, they work just fine with my Weathertech window vent visors in place; no need to remove one to use the other. And the way the fit over the top edge of the glass, you can lock the doors securely with them in place, so I use them when I'm driving around town and need to park in a public parking area. Between them and the MaxxFan ceiling exhaust fan, they keep the interior temperature the same as the outside temp; no heat buildup.

I got mine from Eurocampers (Sprinter Airvent Cab Window Inserts - for 2007-2013 chassis with 6 cyl. engine), but they're out-of-stock right now, with no indication of when they'll get more. Other Sprinter accessory dealers may have them in stock, though.
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