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Old 10-31-2018, 11:57 AM   #15
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I retrofitted our EB with no see-um screens as we head to S. Florida often. I could not do the roof vents however. Yes the air flow is reduced but one other point to add is it makes it slightly darker than regular screens also. All that said I like our screens and it only took a few hours to replace. BTW replace them in place don't remove the frames it is easier to get them tight and smooth while they are in the final position installed..
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:52 PM   #16
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FranklyFrank and Maggie said it...besides, no-see-ums are the most tender/susceptible of insects to mosquito spray. So "just a little dab'll do you"...same when you head outside. Its all part of camping, and compared to saltwater mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, I'll take the easy-to-control no-see-ums any day. jon
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:21 PM   #17
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For the "no seeums", we use Absorbine jr. Not only on our self,but clothes and the screens and doors of the AS. Not 100%, but does a good job.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:25 PM   #18
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Best repellent is Avon Skin So Soft, diluted 1:1 with water, and sprayed on body and clothes in a liberal mist, as in "drenched!"

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Agree that a finer screen mesh will seriously reduce air flow, and is gnat worth it!

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Old 10-31-2018, 02:30 PM   #19
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I mostly agree with this.

In all fairness, Airstream canít plan and construct for all eventualities, and the screens are meant for ventilation and air movement as well as bug deter-ers.

If air couldnít get through, that would be a problem.

Where there are those wicked noseeums, best to keep things closed up, in my experience, and treat yourself with an effective repellent to be outside.

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Maggie, let's not be reasonable here......
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:20 PM   #20
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Maggie, let's not be reasonable here......
And logic does not work around here all the time either...(grin).

If it's that buggy, DW won't go outside, and neither will the doggies...
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:16 PM   #21
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I donít have the lighted door handle, thank the gods. Please let us know how the screen install goes. Our AS only has mosquito screens.

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I purchased a bug zapper for use indoors and it does a good job attracting the bugs, keeping them from flying around my head when reading myself to sleep
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:51 PM   #23
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My Chevy-based Avenue has flip-out windows on the rear doors. I ordered Skreenz.com for them that attach on the outside with magnets. The no-seum screen allows plenty of air in when using the Maxxfan. Maybe they block a bit more of light breeze than regular screens, but since we always use them with the Maxxfan, we're happy.
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I purchased a bug zapper for use indoors and it does a good job attracting the bugs, keeping them from flying around my head when reading myself to sleep
I use a small hand vacuum.

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Thanks for all the ideas. I have enjoyed reading this thread because in the great pacific northwest we really don't have to deal with much of this. Yes we have a few mosquitoes and a yellowjacket now and then but noseeums?

Also laughed out loud at some of the responses. And...I am gnat lying.
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Some places I've camped, I've been forced to use a shotgun to kill the mosquitoes. Shoot out their landing lights, and they crash...
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In Alabama, we referred to those as "Black, bloodsucking helicopters".

The height of bad manners was to forget to QUICKLY pull the screen door shut as you entered the house during mosquito season....
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get a thermacell and put outside of door mosquitos gone not good if really windy
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