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Does anyone have suggestions for or against screen doors? If pro screen, which ones are better for the price?

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Does anyone have suggestions for or against screen doors? If pro screen, which ones are better for the price?


I saw these on a sprinter...very nice...very expensive-looking
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I'm trying to figure the screen options out also.
Debating between one of the custom versions (super expensive) or trying to modify one of the cheap magnetic screen doors off Amazon that run <$40.
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Yep screens run about $250 dollars to $1,400 dollars for some I have saw.

A few of the lower priced ones:

https://www.ebay.com/str/downbytheriver/

https://vanupgrades.com/collections/...insect-screens
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Here's a video of a fellow who built in a wood framed screen door on the inside of the slider.


As for me, I've purchased these screens for French Doors on Amazon and will fit them with Velcro and magnets. About $66 for a pair.

https://amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZU...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Here's a video of a fellow who built in a wood framed screen door on the inside of the slider.
Holy crap, until my brain had a chance to process the screen grab and see the van, I thought that was someone's front porch!
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I did the same with metal framed screens for dual sliders and rear. No video though, just a link.

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I'm planning to order up some netting, grosgrain edging and neodymium magnets to sew screens for my side and rear door openings. They could work just like window covers, but I might put a zipper down the middle to accommodate frequent passage. My skills on my yard sale sewing machine are rudimentary at best, but this project is not as complicated as insulated window covers.

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I'm planning to order up some netting, grosgrain edging and neodymium magnets to sew screens for my side and rear door openings. They could work just like window covers, but I might put a zipper down the middle to accommodate frequent passage. My skills on my yard sale sewing machine are rudimentary at best, but this project is not as complicated as insulated window covers.
You may want to consider the Amazon link I provided above. Those screens already have magnet closure for the walk-through section and you could modify them quite easily for a perfect fit around the edges if desired. At $33 apiece they might be a time saver for a DIY like you describe.

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As for me, I've purchased these screens for French Doors on Amazon and will fit them with Velcro and magnets. About $66 for a pair.

https://amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZU...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Nice, affordable, easy, needs some customizing to fit.

I'll probably still try magnets sewn into the perimeter of the screen before sticking velcro tape all around the door. I am pleased with how easy it is to put up and take down the window covers with magnets in the edging. Pretty light tight too, although not mosquito-perfect. I'll probably need to sew a fold of netting along the edging to serve as a mosquito gasket.
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