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Old 03-14-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
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Screens for 2015 Grand Tour

We picked up our GT last October, before the factory had the screens in stock (or before they had completed the engineering), so they were back-ordered. We had them installed this past week and then took the GT up to the Russian River this weekend to try them out. Perfect timing! At 80 degrees we needed to keep the doors open and the bugs out. For those that haven't seen them, here are pics of opened and closed. The back screen is in a frame permanently mounted inside the door jam that lowers and raises mechanically using a remote control. I have read about the awkwardness that the sliding door screen causes for closing the slider and pulling the window covering across, but it really just takes a minor process adjustment...no problem at all.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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They look great. Hopefully they will come up with something for the Lounge model.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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I was at the dealer getting the coach serviced. I popped into one of the interstates and it was a lounge model and it had the screens..
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:09 AM   #4
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We picked up our 2015 Grand Tour Ext a little over a month ago, and can't imagine existing without the screens. HOWEVER: the middle "set screws" at top of the screen door, on both left and right side, keep unscrewing themselves (from road vibration I guess) and dropping loose. We hear them fall out and down to the deck below when driving. First time we didn't know what it was, and our screen door wound up coming off-track and then breaking a bottom wheel on the door. Now we recognize the sound, and have vowed to repeatedly check their tightness before setting out on each trip.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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Try applying a little Loctite threadlocker to keep those set screws from coming loose. It's available at auto parts stores and possibly Lowes or HD. Looks like this:
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/threadlockers.shtml



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Old 05-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #6
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Thanks, but I'm just a bit afraid they would lock too tight and I wouldn't be able to adjust in the future if needed (these are the screws that let you raise or lower wheels, in order to improve the sliding mechanism, or even take the door off or put it back on). Have you used it yourself?
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You can get a non-permanent Loctite. Check the label for strength.

Here's one that should work for your application.

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Old 05-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #8
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We have a 2015 Lounge Ext and have the screens.

2 Observations:

1) You cannot have the sliding screen closed and then close the sliding door. Or you will have jammed them together and have to disassemble the screen lock mechanism from the inside to un-jam them. This happened before our delivery and the dis-assembly took a while.

2) The passenger side captains chair(second row) is virtually touching the screen and cannot be swiveled to a "conversation" position at the table without damaging the screen.

We are currently debating having them removed for these 2 reasons.
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Shouldn't have any problem selling them as there's been several on the forum looking for them.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:55 PM   #10
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Great. Thank you!
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:08 AM   #11
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You know......we bought several years ago those screens for patio doors that are mounted on a spring pole, which do very, very well.

When you have insects, but want your door open, you need something. This has worked very well for us.

Sturdy, flexible, good quality screen, magnetic closure and velcro tabs to tack it to the sides of the door frame.

You can get them in different widths. Ours covers the entire door opening, and looks pretty nice.

Rolls up compactly to store under one of the rear benches,



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You know......we bought several years ago those screens for patio doors that are mounted on a spring pole, which do very, very well.

When you have insects, but want your door open, you need something. This has worked very well for us.

Sturdy, flexible, good quality screen, magnetic closure and velcro tabs to tack it to the sides of the door frame.

You can get them in different widths. Ours covers the entire door opening, and looks pretty nice.

Rolls up compactly to store under one of the rear benches,
On the other hand, I've tried the screens that Maggie refers to, and had no end of trouble with them. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but I found that the Velcro didn't ever stick well to the plastic body molding of the door frame. After the umpteenth time the Velcro pulled loose I pulled it all off and gave up on screens. Now I just attach a Thermacell near the door to keep the bugs out if I'm going to leave the door open.
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