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Old 11-11-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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Screen Door Panel Remove/Replace?

The sliding fiberglass(?) panel that moves to provide access to the latch handle on the front door, rattles a lot when we close the door. I was going to try to add something to it to make it more snug, but it appears that it was installed in the track before the aluminum frame was welded up. If this was ever needed to be replaced, I'm not sure how it could be done. Has anyone ever encountered this problem?
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:13 PM   #2
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There is a CLEAR replacement that is available, but for SOB's. The clear ones are too thick for the AS. I have tried.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:33 PM   #3
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That panel flexes just enough to be removed. You can pull in the left center when the panel is opened a little. Camping World should have a universal replacement that may need trimming for your door.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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Airstream Screen Door 11.11.15 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

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Airstream Screen Door 11.11.15-2 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

And, while I am here, putting a different catch on my screen door means if I am carry something, no need to work the difficult latch mechanism, just push. Add the ball catch, remove the black plastic catch plate for the plastic sliding catch.

Airstream Screen Door 11.11.15-3 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

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And, there you have it. Admittedly, it requires some effort to remove the sliding plastic door, but can be done and replaced easily.
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Curious, where did you purchase the ball latch?
Thanx in advance.

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Old 11-11-2015, 05:07 PM   #6
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I think it was Lowes Home Improvement
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My panel seemed pretty stiff, and I was afraid to crack/break it. Good to know it will come out. Thanks-

Oh, also, nice mod on that pesky catch.
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And I also put a ball catch on the screen/main door connection. This really makes it nice as it relieves the nasty job of pulling the little black thing to get the screen closed when both doors are open. I now simply reach around and pull the screen off the main door and relatch onto the frame.

And, this is one of the best changes I have made!
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And I also put a ball catch on the screen/main door connection.

And, this is one of the best changes I have made!

Would you mind posting a pic of the ball catch connecting the screen door to the main door? I love the idea and would appreciate seeing the placement. Thanks!

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Would you mind posting a pic of the ball catch connecting the screen door to the main door? I love the idea and would appreciate seeing the placement. Thanks!

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I too am interested in this, sounds like a great mod


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Please note, the small piece on the main door is not exactly level, apparently due to my imprecise drilling techniques....but all works well and this makes the convenience so much better than that *&^&^& latch installed at the factory.

Having said all this, there may be times in extremely windy conditions that more security is required, and I will no doubt place an interior latch on the screen door for added security....TBD
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