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Old 04-22-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Mud Dauber screens for my fridge vent?

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My 19' escape has the 5-7 cubic foot fridge that is standard in the 21. I have been to a local rv parts place and camping world looking for mud dober screens, but cannot find any for this model / cover... Any ideas? Or create my own......
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #2
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I was looking for something last year while staying in Florida. Went to camping world, the guy there said they really didn't have anything for the fridge. He said he uses (as wee as others) - goes to Walmart and buys a cheap pet flea colar puts it inside the compartment- said they won't go in because of the smell.that' s what we did and had no problems with them.
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Given others who have installed fans to get more air moving, I would think any additional screen would be a bad idea.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:19 AM   #4
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I had to google "mud douber"

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Old 04-23-2014, 02:22 AM   #5
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A problem in the southern US, where people also have a problem with getting their fridges to work efficiently in the high temperatures.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:42 AM   #6
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What is a mud douber? A bird?
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:30 AM   #7
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There's a bunch of screens here
JCJ Enterprises - Mud Dauber Screens and Other Recreational Vehicle Accessories - Screens
no idea which you would need though.
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I have not had any luck either, will probably end up make homemade from scrap screen material.
I recently bought 2 of these (expensive, ouch) Amazon.com: Camco 42149 Flying Insect Screen - RS 600 - 3 Pack: Automotive
with the intent of cutting them down, but they are so well made, my wire cutters will not work!!
Also having trouble with the furnace vent, at least got the water heater covered!! On edit, those mentioned in the above post #7 are the same I got from Amazon, too large.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:17 AM   #9
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All I did was bought a roll of screen at Home Depot, cut it to size, and hot-glued it on. I did the same for the vent above as well. Worked very well, and with the extra screen, I shored up the battery vent and the hot-water heater too.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:50 AM   #10
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It's us against bugs in the southern US states. Never getting cold long enough, they multiply and will invade and nest in various vents and holes in your RV. For those that are unfamiliar with mud dobers, they are a wasp looking insect that carry bits of mud for nest building. If parked long enough they can damage or effect the operating components of your RV and are a must.
Installing 1/8th mesh screens over the furnace, refrigerator, w. heater vents will not effect air circulation or efficiency.
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