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Old 03-29-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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putting the window screen rubber back in place

Does anyone have suggestions on how I get the rubber back on the screen where it belongs. this is the window near the dinette on a FC. In order to properly get to the entire rubber gasket, I would need to remove the Ocean Shade, and then remove the wooden shelves above that. Is this advisable? from the outside you can see the corner not attached, but you're on the wrong side of the screen to do anything about it. Then going inside, I can't get to it because it's behind the Ocean Shade and the overhead shelf.

Any advice on removing the Ocean Shade or overhead shelf would be appreciated. Or if you have some great technique that avoids having to do that, even better!
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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Prime-Line Products P 7505 Screen Rolling Tool with Wood Handle and Steel Wheels - Window Dressing Hardware - Amazon.com

This is the tool used. You can get one at any hardware store.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:28 PM   #3
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:53 PM   #4
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Just a caveat... the screens are curved, if you do them flat then re-install them the screen will wrinkle. Best bet is to put it back in while in place. No clue on how to deal with your other stuff.

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Screen issue

I think I would call JC before doing anything that might void any warranty. Your trailer appears to be new enough to get support from the factory without much trouble. Ed
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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solved with window screen rubber problem I had

For those who posted the suggestion of using a screen tool for a totally inaccessible area, your suggestion was useless but I think you knew that when you posted.

I did not relish the idea of removing the overhead locker or the ocean shade just to get at the screen. I did find a solution though. I pulled out the grey tubing that holds in the screen around half of the window. That allowed me enough access so I could work the top area in with my fingers, and complete putting the grey tubing back in place around the rest of the window.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:19 AM   #7
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For those who posted the suggestion of using a screen tool for a totally inaccessible area, your suggestion was useless but I think you knew that when you posted. w.
I am going to go out on a limb and assume that you did not mean to make such a rude and insulting post. You ask a question and it was answered. Most jobs are easier when the proper tool is used.
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Problem here is, it appears that the spline was installed in a stretched state (improper technique) as evidenced by it's tight line from side to side where it enters the frame again. If you had to stretch it to get it back in the groove, it will eventually come back out. This also happens as spline ages (years). It shrinks over time. I always roll in a few inches at a time, rolling TOWARD the previously rolled section. This puts the spline material in compression rather than tension. You can over compress too...takes some practice and experience.
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I have used a credit card with good success for the hard to reach areas...

it is hard to tell from your pic, but in mine the Ocean Air blind is held in by 2 screws, one at each end, can you access those? Maybe if you can unscrew the side causing you problems you can get in there better?
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I am going to go out on a limb and assume that you did not mean to make such a rude and insulting post. You ask a question and it was answered. Most jobs are easier when the proper tool is used.
Nope. I meant it.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:53 AM   #12
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Problem here is, it appears that the spline was installed in a stretched state (improper technique) as evidenced by it's tight line from side to side where it enters the frame again. If you had to stretch it to get it back in the groove, it will eventually come back out. This also happens as spline ages (years). It shrinks over time. I always roll in a few inches at a time, rolling TOWARD the previously rolled section. This puts the spline material in compression rather than tension. You can over compress too...takes some practice and experience.
Interesting you say this...when I got to the bottom I was 6 inches short on the rubber, so I went to the hardware and bought 25 feet of the stuff (smallest package available). I attributed the shortage to the fact that I wasn't using one of those nifty tools. But it may have been stretched too far in the first place. Thanks for the advice on rolling it in...I hope to not become experienced in this going forward!
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