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Old 04-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Screen Removal

On some of my screens, the little knob came right off but now I am having trouble getting the rest off. I went and bought different size hex screw driver thinking maybe there was something in there I needed to unscrew (didn't work), sprayed WD40 on it (didn't work)... I'm not strong enough to get them off but neither have the other 4 people that tried... I'm sure I must be missing an important clue. Any ideas?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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Best thing is to take a photo or 2 to show us exactly what you are referring to. Things can change with different years. PO's can chance things.
Unless someone with your same year and model has the answer with out a pix.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Best thing is to take a photo or 2 to show us exactly what you are referring to. Things can change with different years. PO's can chance things.
Unless someone with your same year and model has the answer with out a pix.
Ill take a picture tomorrow! Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:36 AM   #4
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I don't know what your screens look like, but ours have the little knob that opens and closes and then are attached with velcro all the way around.

We just started at an edge and tried to pull one loose and discovered the velcro. Who knew?

Much easier to clean these and the windows once they were removed.


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Old 04-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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So the first 2 pics is the know I want off... The 3rd is what it looks like when it is off... And the 4th is why it has to come off... Thanks for the responses! Hope to figure this out soon.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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I might be wrong but they sure look like a set screw that takes an Allen wrench. My handles are smaller buy have an Allen set screw. Some were a bear to crack loose. I found replacement handles at inlandrv.com so I drilled out the screw of a couple them.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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Allen wrench is the hexagon correct? I bought one that had multiple sizes & the two that were close didn't fit... One too big... One too small. I don't see anything inside though... Like I do with the ones that lock the windows.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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Yep, mine takes an allen wrench. Maybe the allen screw hole is stripped?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #9
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Did you ever figure this out?

I am having the same problem. The allen wrench set I have has one to small and one to big. I can't get the knobs off to remove the screens. Did you ever figure this out?
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #10
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I am having the same problem. The allen wrench set I have has one to small and one to big. I can't get the knobs off to remove the screens. Did you ever figure this out?
Try metric allen wrench Harbor Frt. has inexp. set
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:07 PM   #11
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Still trying to figure it out... Will know by the end of this weekend & get back to you... Going to vintage trailer academy... Guessing someone there will know!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:43 AM   #12
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Please let me know what you find out. I want to take the screens off to rescreen and paint the trim. BTW what is the vintage trailer academy? That sounds like a fun weekend.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #13
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Its just a simple allen screw. It should take and english set but if these came from a non-US supplier they could be metric. There is no reason you can't cut the knob off and install a new one if worse comes to worse. I am sure someone has replacement knobs. mcmaster.com will have knobs that will fit but won't look the same.

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Old 05-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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So... it is just a simple allen screw... HOWEVER... it is NOT metric... which is what most places sale these days. It did work and my screens are now off! Vintage trailer academy is in Albuquerque NM once a year... very enlightening...
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