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Old 06-08-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
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Add a screen to emergency window?

Has anyone ever added a screen to their (nicely sized) emergency window in the bunk model of a Safari 30'? (or any airstream that has an emergency window)

Seems like a shame to not be able to open it (without getting eaten alive by bugs while sleeping)

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Old 06-08-2015, 01:56 PM   #2
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Both of mine had them. The only difference was that a loop of spline (the vinly stuff that holds the screen in) was added at the bottom so you could rip the whole screen out to exit safely.

If the track is there - and I can't imagine them manufacturing a separate piece deleting it - just buy some plastic screen and appropriate size spline and put one in.

If you've never done this, there are "screen repair" stores that primarily work with apartment complexes who could do it for you if you take the Airstream there.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:11 PM   #3
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I must be missing something here. If you spline a screen in how do you get to the latches to open the window? I have looked at using Velcro to hold soft bug material in place.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:12 PM   #4
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BFO - My current Airstream is an Eddie Bauer, the one before that was a Safari FB "SE" special edition, and the first one was a CCD (now sort of the "SE")

All have the big pano windows where the whole window bumps open from the bottom, and the inside frame has a screen built into it, not the basic Flying Cloud Herr windows with the small screen slider at the bottom. On mine the operators are inside on the lower part of the frame. (The window gets stuck and you go outside with a paint scraper and gently pry it loose from the seal.)

Sorry about that.

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Old 06-08-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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What Paula said.....
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The screen is a separate frame that screws to the wall. It has "pass through" slots for the window latches.
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Does something cover the "pass they slots" to keep critters out. A picture might help me visualize.
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Not sure I have a pic on my phone and am away on business......I'll look.

EDIT: No pic with me..but yes the window tilt rods have slots with the fuzzy stuff filling the slot for bugs. The holes in the screen frame for the lock latches just butt up to where the latches come through the window frame and are "sealed" with a locknut....so no opening to the outside.
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Rich, thanks
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