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Old 04-23-2014, 06:41 PM   #11
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In answer to the question regarding how to not walk through the screen, why not try a "screen saver"?

And, we have three cats and would like to take them along on short trips. However, we don't want to keep them cooped up in the Escape all the time. So, we are considering building some sort of collapsible "play pen" for them we could set up outside. Have to ponder that one a bit longer.....

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:42 PM   #12
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Our's goes on the road. Here's her "nest". Some cats really have it made!

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:43 PM   #13
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #14
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And here's a photo of the "screen saver"



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Old 04-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #15
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It might not help much with clawing the scrren, but if it is just pushing though (or visibility) which is a concern, two or three of these across the bottom half might be effective: Screen Door Cross Bar. I assume they're widely available, and a home-made equivalent might not be too difficult, but Camping World happened to advertise this one in a recent e-mail.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #16
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John cut a hole in settee wall ...
Thanks to your photos, and a Google search, I now know what a settee is. Learn something new every day.

"A place to settee your bum".
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:02 PM   #17
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That is the reason I spray painted a design on my screen door! It is a silver glitter paint that can be seen even in dim light. I was afraid after about 1/2 dozen times going through it, that I may not be able to get it back and working.
I like the idea of spray painting a design. can you give more detail....did you remove the screen door; did you spray the inside or outside? etc. thanks.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #18
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I did some masking around a taped on stencil, and then sprayed from inside the trailer to the outside. I should have masked a bit more, but c'est la vie! The idea is to see it at all levels: adults, kids and dogs (or cats and other animals as the case may be.)
Some people have "embroidered" or stitched designs with thick thread or thin yarn as well.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:42 PM   #19
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Do these screen doors roll up when opened, or would you call it closed?

Doug, what are the screen savers? can't tell from the pic. Is yours painted on like Sandra's?
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:48 PM   #20
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I think the screen doors are durable but have popped open on us (including once not a minute after we saw a coyote going after a squirrel not 15' away!). Cat stayed put (smart!). I'm pondering a failsafe for the screen such as a screw in the door and another in the adjoining frame so I can attach a rubber band or similar to them.

Here's a problem with them tho, we actually had a squirrel enter our trailer UNDER the screen and start eating the cat's food! The bottom track is only a guide, not attached to the screen.

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