Awning Side Screen - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Modifications and Alterations
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
techfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Longview, WA, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15B - 2014 Nissan Frontier SL
Posts: 860
Awning Side Screen

Looking for an inexpensive awning side screen? We purchased an IKEA shower curtain, 71 x 71 and used the Camping World light hook to attach it to the Carefree Awning track. It works great and can be pulled back and tied to the side. To keep it in place, we are using 2, three pound lead fishing weights that I coated with DipIt. I had the inspiration at the NOG rally at Bullard's Beach after being in Tony's Bait Shop. This allows you to easily adjust the position of the screen. (One more thing to keep that fridge intake cooler.)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3348.jpg (315.4 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3369.jpg (158.8 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3421.jpg (340.6 KB, 47 views)
__________________

__________________
Tim and Julie
2013 Escape 15B
2014 Nissan Frontier, Previous 2012 Santa Fe
techfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
FMLNM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Trailer: 2008 Escape 5.0
Posts: 705
Another clever idea from you guys!
__________________

__________________
Fran & Dave
2008 Escape 5.0
2011 Frontier Crew Cab Short Bed Pro4x
Albuquerque, New Mexico
FMLNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
azjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Trailer: gone, 19 and 21 & now we have 17B
Posts: 583
side screen

Tim,
I have the weights and they worked great in San Diego. I also bought the dip it and need to do that before the next trip, thanks for the idea.
Jack and Nancy
azjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 18,823
I saw one of these on Gabi/Wolf's unit at Osoyoos. They used a cloth colored curtain I believe with big loops. Nice looking.
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong.....
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 09:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
techfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Longview, WA, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15B - 2014 Nissan Frontier SL
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
I saw one of these on Gabi/Wolf's unit at Osoyoos. They used a cloth colored curtain I believe with big loops. Nice looking.
Yes, I probably should have noted that the idea was inspired by others. The hooks , weights, and where to get the curtain were intended to make it easier for others to duplicate. All ideas generously borrow from others and I thank them all for that.
__________________
Tim and Julie
2013 Escape 15B
2014 Nissan Frontier, Previous 2012 Santa Fe
techfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Peru, New York
Trailer: 2014 19' hatch date Feb. 27
Posts: 124
Certainly nice looking
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (249.2 KB, 65 views)
ADKzookeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17b
Posts: 1,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by techfan View Post
Looking for an inexpensive awning side screen? We purchased an IKEA shower curtain, 71 x 71 and used the Camping World light hook to attach it to the Carefree Awning track.
Where did you get the brown cloth/grommet light hook holders that feed into the awning tract?
J Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Peru, New York
Trailer: 2014 19' hatch date Feb. 27
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
Where did you get the brown cloth/grommet light hook holders that feed into the awning tract?
Search - Hook light hooks - Camping World
ADKzookeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 04:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
techfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Longview, WA, Washington
Trailer: 2013 Escape 15B - 2014 Nissan Frontier SL
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Mac View Post
Where did you get the brown cloth/grommet light hook holders that feed into the awning tract?
Camping world light hooks and you will need two packages. There are 8 to a package and 12 holes on the IKEA curtain. I have since added 1/4 include grommets to the curtain holes to reinforce them and I did put a grommet on each lower corner of the curtain to have something to tie to.
__________________

__________________
Tim and Julie
2013 Escape 15B
2014 Nissan Frontier, Previous 2012 Santa Fe
techfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.