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Old 04-21-2012, 03:16 AM   #21
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Re: new sceen door...

I just seen a infomercial with that magic mesh gadget. Looks sort of idiot proof.
Would suit the dog and I to a tee.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #22
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Re: new sceen door...

Looks like a good idea, but it got some bad reviews on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Mesh-Han...owViewpoints=1

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Old 04-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #23
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Re: new sceen door...

Weave a piece of bright color thread through the holes in the screen, or dental floss right at eye level... both heights.. outside the trailer and inside the trailer. If you're really talented you could make a design!
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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Re: new sceen door...

Thanks Donna...I'm going to weave an accurate representation of a piece of string going horizontally from left to right!

Good suggestion, in spite of my silliness.

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #25
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Re: new sceen door...

Hi: Garand... How about one of those Hallmark Christmas Gift thingys that says "Open Me First"!!! Alf
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #26
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The screen door works great, out of the way, and it seals nice. Like Al said, the latching mechanism is different and takes some getting used to, but adding a handle, inside and out, helps to hold on to it a bit better, and allows the latch to work more easily. These handle are very inexpensive from Lowe's or Home Depot.
I got the same handles as you. One thing you have to remember when installing a handle through the door is that there is a strap and some plastic pieces that run up the inside of the door frame as the door is opened or closed. If you drill through the door frame and install screws or bolts for a handle, you could potentially damage this mechanism, or just impede its operation. Don't ask me how I know this. In my case, I decided to install my handles a little lower than yours, as my big meaty fingers could not easily go through the handle and activate the latch at the same time. It turns out that the interior mechanism is more substantial a little lower down than at the latch itself, and there is less room for bolts or screws to fit. I was very very lucky in that I came very close to destroying the door. However, a little fiddling with it and it seems to work ok now, but you do have to be very careful if you do this mod.
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We like the screen door very much and did not add a handle. We quickly got used to pushing the door shut right next to the little arrow in the picture above. --Liz
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:04 AM   #28
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Us too Liz. We did consider it, but it is real easy to use without, so have not done it yet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:53 AM   #29
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Hummm, maybe instead of screws, etc. it would be better to use 3M VHB tape? May need to find a handle that has more surface area where it attaches to the screen door. But, at least then... no need to worry about drilling where you shouldn't!
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #30
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Is there any Command hook gizmo that could be used for a handle so you wouldn't have to drill.... Love those on our present camper & sailboat
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