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Old 04-24-2019, 09:24 PM   #1
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Repair screen door screen

A primitive question but I need some advice on the simplest way to replace the screen on screen door of our ‘04, 36’ mid door. The screen slightly torn in a couple of places and needs immediate attention. Would prefer to keep the screen door on the rig while replacing the screen. Any thoughts? Thanks...!
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:30 PM   #2
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Take it to your local ACE hardware store, they will replace the screen.
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The simplest way would be to call a mobile screen repair service. Also most costly.

There are screen repair patches and tape for a quick easy fix. Or purchase the needed materials for a complete replacement and DIY.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:15 AM   #5
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It's not a bad DIY project. I'm sure you can do it on the coach, I did a small corner on mine. But it would be a lot easier to do if the door was flat on a table or something.
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I did it myself as well. Take the door off and get the screen and rubber moulding that goes in the groove around the door and get the wheel that is made for that . Not too bad at all.

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Measure the area of the screen, and measure the width of the track that the rubber goes in to hold the screen in place. Go to your favorite hardware store, buy screen, rubber of the proper size (don't try to reuse what's there) and the little wheel to push the rubber into the track. There's really not much to it.
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I re-screened our coach's door. I found I could not do it while the door was mounted. Removed and put on sawhorses, much easier.

If you go the DIY path, note that some RV screens use a smaller spline size than you find on residential doors. The spline diameter is about 0.095 inches.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:12 PM   #9
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I haven't had to do my front door, but I would do it myself with the door on the coach.

As mentioned, the rv spine is smaller and might be hard to find. If the old spine looks ok, I just reuse it. It doesn't have to be in very good shape to hold.

I recall that the rollers at Home Depot were a little bit too wide too, but the ones a Lowes worked.

Check out some Youtubes videos first, and learn on your easier side screens first.

I have found that the key is to push the screen into the groove with the roller first, then do it a second time to put the spine in. Do this one side at a time.

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If the tears in your screen are indeed small, you might be able to do an acceptable repair using a simple sewing needle and nylon thread.
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Screen door repair

Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for advice on “screen door repair”... I’m on it…!
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Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for advice on “screen door repair”... I’m on it…!
Knowing Max as I do this means that he's calling the mobile screen repair guy
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Screen door - screen replacement

Update — Thanks to the helpful comments/tips from you all on the forum I completed the screen door screen replacement project today. It took only a couple of hours from start to finish. Total cost of the screen, tool and supplies was around $15 (Loews had all the necessary parts in stock)... Here is to DIY. Cheers! 🍷
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Update — Thanks to the helpful comments/tips from you all on the forum I completed the screen door screen replacement project today. It took only a couple of hours from start to finish. Total cost of the screen, tool and supplies was around $15 (Loews had all the necessary parts in stock)... Here is to DIY. Cheers! 🍷
Post up the pics Max....it came out looking great!!
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