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Old 12-21-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Replacing Window Screens

I'm sure this thread has been answered but somehow i'm not finding it in perusing through the threads. Probably because i'm not sure what the right terminology is!

I'm looking to find a source for the rubber tubing that holds my 1974 Overlander's window screens in place. I was able to replace the door screen with regular tubing from a hardware store, but the tubing for the windows is much thinner. (picture showing the screen tubing)



Does anyone know of a good online source (and maybe the propper terminology for said tubing?!)

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Old 12-21-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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When I did the screens on my GlobeTrotter I was able to use the standard size for all but the screen door. For the screen door I went to Lowes and found that they had a 0.125" (1/8in) diameter spline that worked like a champ.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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I'm sure this thread has been answered but somehow i'm not finding it in perusing through the threads. Probably because i'm not sure what the right terminology is!

I'm looking to find a source for the rubber tubing that holds my 1974 Overlander's window screens in place. I was able to replace the door screen with regular tubing from a hardware store, but the tubing for the windows is much thinner. (picture showing the screen tubing)



Does anyone know of a good online source (and maybe the propper terminology for said tubing?!)

Kim
Home Depot has that "spline".

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Old 12-21-2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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We got ours at Lowes. If possible re-use the old spline, if it's still in decent shape. The other option is using the smallest spline mention in the other posts and pulling/stretching it as you go. This will help get it in the groove. That's how we did it.

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any decent hardware store will have it, it's called "spline" and comes in different sizes. I *think* you need 1/8th. You would think I could remember, just did all our windows a couple months ago..
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I'm sure this thread has been answered but somehow i'm not finding it in perusing through the threads. Probably because i'm not sure what the right terminology is!

I'm looking to find a source for the rubber tubing that holds my 1974 Overlander's window screens in place. I was able to replace the door screen with regular tubing from a hardware store, but the tubing for the windows is much thinner. (picture showing the screen tubing)


Does anyone know of a good online source (and maybe the propper terminology for said tubing?!)

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Kim.

When replacing the screening, many owners switch to "solar screening".

Helps to keep the trailer cooler in the summer.

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This is maybe a dorky question, but do I need to remove the whole inner frame from the windows on my 73 Tradewinds in order to replace the cat-damaged screens, or can I simply pull out the spline and put in new screen and spline? I may be looking to sell it soon and would like to get them replaced. Thanks!
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Summer screen sale is over but look for it in their catalog library. They will have what you need all year round.
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This is maybe a dorky question, but do I need to remove the whole inner frame from the windows on my 73 Tradewinds in order to replace the cat-damaged screens, or can I simply pull out the spline and put in new screen and spline? I may be looking to sell it soon and would like to get them replaced. Thanks!
It can be done but it is easier and probably quicker to take out the frame.
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This is maybe a dorky question, but do I need to remove the whole inner frame from the windows on my 73 Tradewinds in order to replace the cat-damaged screens, or can I simply pull out the spline and put in new screen and spline? I may be looking to sell it soon and would like to get them replaced. Thanks!
FWIW I would put the screen and spline in with the screen mounted to the wall. If you do them on a flat surface the screen will wrinkle and pull when you reinstall it on the curved side of the AS. Been there done that and redid them.

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They also make critter claw resistant screen. I also find fiberglass screen a lot easier to work with than aluminum.
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FWIW I would put the screen and spline in with the screen mounted to the wall. If you do them on a flat surface the screen will wrinkle and pull when you reinstall it on the curved side of the AS. Been there done that and redid them.

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Sorry, do you mean install without removing the inside frame? If so, what do you do with the cut edges of screen material after putting the spline on? I love this forum!
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I spose u cud screw the frame to a piece of plywood and have your cake and eat it too. Never have done it. Obviously, some screens will be more difficult to replace in position.

I use a sharp utility knife and a cuticle scissor to do the trim.
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Sorry, do you mean install without removing the inside frame? If so, what do you do with the cut edges of screen material after putting the spline on? I love this forum!
Yup install with the inside frame mounted. I cut the leftover screen with a very sharp razor knife or single edged razor blade.

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