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Old 09-02-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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Replacing the screen in the classic screen door

We suspect that one of our dogs tried to go through the screen door one day when we had it opened up to air out. And now we have a pretty big tear in the bottom left corner, which we currently have duct taped. So the screen is going to need to be replaced.

I was wondering if any one had replaced the screen on their classic. Is it an easy DIY project or best left to a pro? And does anyone know what brand of doors these are, because I’m not finding anything about them out on the web, but that’s probably because I don’t know what to search for
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
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Check you trailer literature, should be a book on the screen door.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:37 PM   #3
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If it is the Seiki Vista Plus, the manual is in this forum's collection of files:
Downloads > Manuals > Vista Plus Screen Door

This manual is for installation, but may show you how it goes together well enough to be useful for screen replacement.
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Thanks to you both, I never even thought of that, but that’s an obvious place to look
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This is what you need:
SEIKI SCREEN SYSTEMS | Replacement Parts

I have replaced ours. It is tricky, but not impossible if you are patient and handy.
You have to completely disassemble and cut the new cartridge to match the existing frame height.

Read this to get an idea of what you are dealing with and the adjustments using the dials at the top and bottom: http://seikiscreensystems.com/produc...plus_right.pdf
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I recall ordering a new one was pretty straighforward and surprisingly inexpensive. I got a replacement just because I know it will break somewhere in my future, so I keep in the spare parts section on my shop.
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I recall ordering a new one was pretty straighforward and surprisingly inexpensive. I got a replacement just because I know it will break somewhere in my future, so I keep in the spare parts section on my shop.
Wasn't long ago that the manufacturer was no longer going to make or had stopped making, the replacement screens. I ordered one so I'd have it. About a year late they changed there mind and started selling them again!
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:24 AM   #8
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This is what you need:
SEIKI SCREEN SYSTEMS | Replacement Parts

I have replaced ours. It is tricky, but not impossible if you are patient and handy.
You have to completely disassemble and cut the new cartridge to match the existing frame height.

Read this to get an idea of what you are dealing with and the adjustments using the dials at the top and bottom: http://seikiscreensystems.com/produc...plus_right.pdf
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We've also had dogs rip ours as well as the kids. Replaced it once and also bought a spare. Last year we painted on some dragon fly stencils to make the seiki screen more visible.

We have a 2016 21' and found that the privacy curtain does a pretty good job of keeping bugs out even though it does not extend to the floor. I have though about ordering a custom bug "curtain" to replace the factory curtain and then just not messing with the screen door. The Seiki screen door just seems to lack the sturdiness of the traditional screen door provided on the new models.
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Well, last night, Fedex delivered our replacement screen, and of course, it's damaged. The roll of screening is about 6 feet long, and sometime during shipment, it got broken almost in the middle (the screen itself is OK, but whatever the screen us rolled up on is broken). Does anyone know how much of this roll would be enough to replace the screen in our camper? I'm wondering if we have enough un-damaged product, or if I need to send it back? Thanks
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