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Old 06-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #31
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I have managed to walk into the screen door quite a few times but my husband is good at getting it back on track when I goof it up. I bought flossing thread way back but have yet to put it in.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:04 AM   #32
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The flexible chain of black plastic pieces on the bottom of the screen will retract into the leading edge of the screen door when it is opened.

This component will rise up to about the mid-point of the door. If you drill through the door to install handles, there is some risk that your drill may damage the screen guides. When I drilled my door, the bit broke a string that is used to hold all of the little plastic pieces in the chain together. I ended up taking the door completely apart and tying the chain back together with a new piece of string. Since the original door was made for a wider opening than that in the Escape, I was able to remove about 5 links from the chain such that it did not rise as high into the door when it was opened. After reinstalling everything, it works great.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:08 PM   #33
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OK, first trip out with my 5.0 and my lab went through the retractible screen door. It ripped out the screen about 5 inches up the side. Now I thought these doors self repair, but this one did not. Is this easy to repair, or am going to have to take this in to an RV repair place or worse yet, replace the door?
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #34
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You can order replacement parts for your Vista Plus retractable screen door from the factory.


The website is found at SEIKI SCREEN SYSTEMS | Replacement Parts
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #35
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Thanks for the screen link!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #36
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To avoid these mishaps, use an Escape Screen Saver. Put this in the search box to see an example. It sure works for us. It was a real hit at the rally as well.

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Old 06-20-2013, 12:36 PM   #37
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Can you possible send the link. I'm just getting lots of Ford escape PC screen savers with this search choice. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #38
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #39
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Another idea... We made a simple stencil and applied craft acrylic paint with a small brush. It dries in 15 minutes and adheres to the screen material.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #40
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Another idea... We made a simple stencil and applied craft acrylic paint with a small brush. It dries in 15 minutes and adheres to the screen material.
That sounds a little quicker than the thread idea. I could probably have my daughter do something creative with this.

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