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Old 09-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Sliding screen door - Love it or hate it?

We loved the sliding screen door in our Escape 19 until our dog decided to go through it while we were setting up camp last Friday here in Arkansas. She ripped the screen from the sliding bar that pulls the screen closed and it appears that it can't be repaired. After looking at the brochure that came with the camper it looks like the entire screen has to be replaced but it doesn't give any instructions on how to do that. I called the 800 number and didn't get much help there so sent an E-mail to Escape but haven't heard back from them. Has anyone had any experience with replacing the screen? Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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I had taken my screen door completely apart and re-assembled it after doing a bit of damage when installing a latch. It seems a bit complicated at first, but is not as difficult once you dive into it a bit. There was a previous discussion on the screen door in new sceen door...
Check out Post #34. There is a link to the replacement parts that you can get for your door.
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Jim Bennett has had this happen and he explained how he fixed it. Try sending him a p/m.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:28 PM   #4
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sliding screen door -Love it or hate it

Found a baby gate at garage sale for two dollars . Cut it in half so by adding hinges it would by-fold to fold out of the way if needed . Made some brackets using stuff in the garage so it will swing in and out . Reason- have 3 little Shih Tzu 's that one day almost went through screen door because someone came up . Thankfully door repaired itself . all 3 weigh less then 30 lbs together . So now open gate in front and they can"t get to screen . pat
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Found a baby gate at garage sale for two dollars . Cut it in half so by adding hinges it would by-fold to fold out of the way if needed . Made some brackets using stuff in the garage so it will swing in and out . Reason- have 3 little Shih Tzu 's that one day almost went through screen door because someone came up . Thankfully door repaired itself . all 3 weigh less then 30 lbs together . So now open gate in front and they can"t get to screen . pat
That is awesome! We have 4 dogs... 3 small, 1 big. Will definitely borrow this idea!

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Jim Bennett has had this happen and he explained how he fixed it. Try sending him a p/m.
That was a few years ago now, but I basically just pulled it all the way out, and fit the pieces back together again.

I also took it out when I redid my flooring, but then I just basically took it apart in reverse order of the installation guide, and put it back together the same way. They really are simple, once you figure them out, that is.

Here is a list of replacement parts available.

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Our dog once, and only once, tried to go through the screen door, and that was my fault, as I never realized the screen was open. He knows he is not allowed to go through a doorway without permission. For a while after that, he was extremely cautious whenever we told him to go in, or out.
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BTW, we love the screen door, and how it stays right out of the way when open.
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My buddy has put his screen door back as it should be dozens of times. No problem.
He has a Brittany Spaniel. SQUIRREL !!!
Also note: don't tie your dog to an awning arm. BIRD !!!!
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We loved the sliding screen door in our Escape 19 until our dog decided to go through it while we were setting up camp last Friday here in Arkansas. She ripped the screen from the sliding bar that pulls the screen closed and it appears that it can't be repaired. After looking at the brochure that came with the camper it looks like the entire screen has to be replaced but it doesn't give any instructions on how to do that. I called the 800 number and didn't get much help there so sent an E-mail to Escape but haven't heard back from them. Has anyone had any experience with replacing the screen? Any suggestions would be helpful.
If you get it back together, you might put a bunch of thread or something else in a big area on it at dog eye level! It often cannot be seen --- by people either. If the dog can see it, he will be less likely to go through it. I'd say try stickers but they may not work for retracting.
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If you get it back together, you might put a bunch of thread or something else in a big area on it at dog eye level! It often cannot be seen --- by people either. If the dog can see it, he will be less likely to go through it. I'd say try stickers but they may not work for retracting.
We have anchors in a couple places - use stencils , use spray paint , let dry before letting wind up . We used white paint . Has been on for 1 1/2 years really for us to not walk through . Pat
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