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Old 04-10-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Cost of Replacing Front Window Screen

Well, today was a pretty upetting day. The dog was accidentally locked into the 2010 27' Flying Cloud, and she tore the front bedroom window screen all to hell.

Anyone know the cost of replacing this through the Airstream dealership? Alternatively, is it easy to take the screen out, and have it renetted at a window-screen place; I would imagine that would be cheaper.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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This place does a custom window screen fabrication and has lots of options.

https://www.blainewindow.com/index.cfm

However, if the screen frame is okay its fairly simple to redo the screening and supplies are readily available at your local big box store.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:25 AM   #3
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Well, today was a pretty upetting day. The dog was accidentally locked into the 2010 27' Flying Cloud, and she tore the front bedroom window screen all to hell.

Anyone know the cost of replacing this through the Airstream dealership? Alternatively, is it easy to take the screen out, and have it renetted at a window-screen place; I would imagine that would be cheaper.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
The cost of new screening and bead, should be no more than ten bucks, or less.

The screening tool, for the bead, costs more than that.

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Old 04-11-2011, 12:36 AM   #4
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Well, today was a pretty upetting day. The dog was accidentally locked into the 2010 27' Flying Cloud, and she tore the front bedroom window screen all to hell.

Anyone know the cost of replacing this through the Airstream dealership? Alternatively, is it easy to take the screen out, and have it renetted at a window-screen place; I would imagine that would be cheaper.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
This is an easy fix - probably a do it yourself one. IF you have a "SE" with the bigger windows, the screens are splined into the interior window frame. I wouldn't remove that to fix a screen! I'd just get new screen material with a bit over an inch extra on all four sides, then work the spline back in starting at the top center and working to each side, then around the corners, down the sides, keeping the tension even, then gently toward the center. If you don't have a spline tool (looks like a roller cutter for pizza or fabric, but with a blunt blade, you can actually roll a large coin over the spline to force it back into the channel. Try not to stretch the spline as it will retract and pucker the screen if you do. (If you are absolutely not a do it yourself type, TAKE the RV to the hardware store and ask the screen tech to come out to the parking lot and install the screen.

If yours isn't an SE and has a removable screen frame, then your local hardware store can definitely repair it. NO STRESS, either way it's a cheap, easy fix.
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I would try a DIY first. If that doesn't work out for you, try your local hardware store, many of them offer rescreening and glass cutting. Having an Airstream dealer do it would probably be cost prohibitive. Figure an hour's labor plus fuel and time getting it to and from the dealer.
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There are different sizes of beads. I'd take a piece of the bead with you so that you can get the same size.
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Lowes or Home Depot will make it like new.
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Thanks all for your replies.

I don't have the time or patience to try to fix myself. I will contact Home Depot and see what they say. I could tow the trailer there, I guess.
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found the answer in another thread!
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Update: the dealership did it for $90 when the unit was in for warranty work. I was okay with that - just wanted to get it done.

Thanks all, for your help/suggestions.
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