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Old 05-04-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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How hard is it to DIY rescreening my motor home?

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Old 05-04-2015, 12:18 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by GMC2500 View Post
How hard is it to DIY rescreening my motor home?
Very simple. Most are just like a house but take a smaller spline. If your spline is not sun damaged it can be reused.

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Old 05-04-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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Will Lowe's or Home Depot have what I need? Having a disabled husband is forcing me to become more DIY!
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:24 PM   #4
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Agree, pretty simple. I just rescreened several windows where the cats felt they had to make a personal statement.

New screen material, the spline tool and the spline can be found at any Lowe's or Home Depot. Just take a little piece of the old spline along with you so you get the right size.

On ours, you have to push up very firmly on the screen to compress the spring clips at the top (which are what keep the screen from falling out) in order to get the bottom of the screen out of the slot it slides in. The fixed screens, which don't slide have little spring-loaded pins which must be pulled up to remove the screen- sometimes these get corroded and don't want to pull up. Squirt a little PB Blaster or other penetrating oil in them to encourge them.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:23 PM   #5
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Just in case your looking for options, you could remove the screens and have a mobile screen guy come out and do all of them for you.

There not hard to do, but do take some work to get them tight and look right.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:54 AM   #6
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My dog ruined my screen door on my motor home and in the bedroom, got screening material at home depot designed for pets. It's a little darker and heavier than normal screening but in three years the pup has yet to have put a mark on it. The hardest to do was the door but even it was done in about half an hour. Well worth the effort and time. Didn't even take the door off the MH.

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