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Old 08-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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Smile Screen for Bambi rear window

We have a 2006 Bambi and would like to hear from anyone who knows where I can get a screen for the rear window. On hot nights the increased circulation would be great. I know it is a escape window but I figure if I found or made a screen that could be attached with velcro it wouldn't impede a quick exit in an emergency. If such a screen exists I figured I would save the effort of making one.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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We have a 2006 Bambi and would like to hear from anyone who knows where I can get a screen for the rear window. On hot nights the increased circulation would be great. I know it is a escape window but I figure if I found or made a screen that could be attached with velcro it wouldn't impede a quick exit in an emergency. If such a screen exists I figured I would save the effort of making one.
We just use the roof vents with the fantastic fan running.

The only problem is you would have to use something to prop the window up. I'm sure someone will chime in that has done it but I'm leaving mine alone since the fan seems to do the trick.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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Here's a post about how I solved that problem for my 2005 Bambi. (Never mind the air conditioner). Just look at the second picture and you'll see the shroud I made out of a quarter inch sheet of plastic to cover the frame for the AC. I taped a sheet of wrapping paper over the window opening and traced the outline for cutting the hole. (If you can't find a sheet of plastic, Plexigalss or Lexan should work also.) This fits very nicely inside the existing groove in the window frame. What is not shown in the pictures is that I put a strip of Velcro around the inside edge of the shroud, to which I stick one half of those expandable screens that people put in their house windows for ventilation.

It doesn't need propping up because the window won't close all the way with the shroud in it. If I can find a picture, I'll post it later if you're interested. It really works out quite well getting cross ventilation across the bed, especially with the fan on.

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Old 08-22-2011, 03:10 AM   #4
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I recall reading that someone had this window fall off and break. I think this was an extremely odd occurrence, but I suspect that window costs about 3 or 4 times what most would think estimate. We have two FantasticFans, so we don't have any trouble moving enough air without opening the emergency hatch.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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As soon as the rear vent disintegrates again (and it will), I plan to replace it with a Fantastic Fan with a 2 way fan. That does seem like better solution.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:32 AM   #6
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Hi, can you send me the pictures of your homemade screen and directions for making for the Bambi. I have two fantastic fans but still want the cross ventilation above my bed. Thanks for any assistance you can give me. Nancychristian2001@yahoo.com
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screen for rear window

We just posted a thread of how we made a screen this week for our rear window. It won't show up until approved by a reviewer, but I'll attach four pictures that show the approach. Good luck- our works well.
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We also use a fantastic fan - but only on crazy hot nights - my wife is not a big "fan" of the noise or the volume of air being pushed/pulled around.

On the just plain hot nights we'll use one of those small desktop fans (8 inch or thereabouts?) - 2 speed - very quiet - set up on the dinette to bring in fresh air from open windows and blowing down the length of the trailer - all other windows/vents open as well and maybe even the door.


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On our old SOB we just took a piece of fiberglass screening, put some velcro around the edge and used a stick to hold the emergency window open. Kind of jury-rigged and likely to get one banned at certain RV parks, but it worked. Probably will try one of the more elegant solutions for the AS.
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