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What the heck can I cover the openings from the inside of the pop-out windows with? We will be camping in our new E for the first time and I realized I might want to open them for fresh air but not have bugs (or other things!) coming in.

Any suggestions from the MacGyver crowd?

-Owl Bear

PS: Looking forward to the Redwoods meet in September!!
PPS: Using Hiker Chick's fantastic packing list!!
 

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go to the hobby store and get some Magnetic sheeting one side is magnet the other side is sticky, cut out in a shape of a square and cut center out then stick it to some screen material, then hand on the window frame.
 

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go to the hobby store and get some Magnetic sheeting one side is magnet the other side is sticky, cut out in a shape of a square and cut center out then stick it to some screen material, then hang on the window frame.
 

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A mosquito net made for infant buggies will cover the entire rear side door from the outside, allowing you to open or close the window as you choose during the night. No assembly or fitting required. Under $5 at larger sporting goods stores.

* Coghlan's® Infants Mosquito Net
* Manufacturer Number: 9915
* Dimensions: 48 Inch x 48 Inch
* Material: Knitted Polyester Mesh With Elastic Hem


http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?PID=130160&w=PQ+JDyOLrQE=
 

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A mosquito net made for infant buggies will cover the entire rear side door from the outside, allowing you to open or close the window as you choose during the night. No assembly or fitting required. Under $5 at larger sporting goods stores.

* Coghlan's® Infants Mosquito Net
* Manufacturer Number: 9915
* Dimensions: 48 Inch x 48 Inch
* Material: Knitted Polyester Mesh With Elastic Hem


http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?PID=130160&w=PQ+JDyOLrQE=


MAN i love hearing things like this, looks like I need to go get a couple to leave in the car, thanks for the tip!!
 

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I used a piece of bug mesh (bought in bulk from REI), a small piece of waterproof fabric, and some button magnets. The waterproof fabric covers the top of the door and the top of the window, keeping rain out. The mesh covers the rest of the window. The magnets keep it in place.
 

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A mosquito net made for infant buggies will cover the entire rear side door from the outside, allowing you to open or close the window as you choose during the night. No assembly or fitting required. Under $5 at larger sporting goods stores.

* Coghlan's® Infants Mosquito Net
* Manufacturer Number: 9915
* Dimensions: 48 Inch x 48 Inch
* Material: Knitted Polyester Mesh With Elastic Hem


http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?PID=130160&w=PQ+JDyOLrQE=
I'm not certain if I misunderstood the post - but I bought 3 of these with the idea I'd use them as DIY "Skreenz" over the driver, passenger and clamshell rear doors. They're too small to fit over any of those doors, even with the stretch from the elastic. So how exactly did you or anyone else who might've followed the advice of this post pull this off?
 

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A mosquito net made for infant buggies will cover the entire rear side door from the outside, allowing you to open or close the window as you choose during the night. No assembly or fitting required. Under $5 at larger sporting goods stores.

* Coghlan's® Infants Mosquito Net
* Manufacturer Number: 9915
* Dimensions: 48 Inch x 48 Inch
* Material: Knitted Polyester Mesh With Elastic Hem


http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?PID=130160&w=PQ+JDyOLrQE=
just ordered 2 of these from this exact site! cool site. I got 2 of these a camping stove with fuel pellets and a roll of netting for the moonroof for under 20 bucks including shipping...
the site isnt' laid out the best but the prices are amazing. can't beat em!
 

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I'm not certain if I misunderstood the post - but I bought 3 of these with the idea I'd use them as DIY "Skreenz" over the driver, passenger and clamshell rear doors. They're too small to fit over any of those doors, even with the stretch from the elastic. So how exactly did you or anyone else who might've followed the advice of this post pull this off?
ahhh crap!
 

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The thread title was "DIY screens for rear-door windows". The OP wanted to be able to open the pop-out windows.

Thinking outside the box, like McGuyver, my response was "will cover the entire rear side door from the outside".

How could this be misunderstood? :lol:
 

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The thread title was "DIY screens for rear-door windows". The OP wanted to be able to open the pop-out windows.

Thinking outside the box, like McGuyver, my response was "will cover the entire rear side door from the outside".

How could this be misunderstood? :lol:


Phew!

I literally read his post like 5 minutes after ordering two of these. For what it's worth I knew exactly what you meant.
 

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The thread title was "DIY screens for rear-door windows". The OP wanted to be able to open the pop-out windows.

Thinking outside the box, like McGuyver, my response was "will cover the entire rear side door from the outside".

How could this be misunderstood? :lol:
Aha...pic is worth a thousand words :)

I didn't pay enough attention to the title and never read the original post, just picked up halfway into the thread. What also threw me - you had posted in an earlier thread that they fit over the front and rear doors:

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1345&page=9

Just took mine outside and they do indeed fit snugly over the rear doors. Glad they will work for that purpose, as I went ahead and bought a pair of real-deal Skreenz for the front in the meantime. Now we're covered for the front & rear side doors!
 

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Aha...pic is worth a thousand words :)

I didn't pay enough attention to the title and never read the original post, just picked up halfway into the thread. What also threw me - you had posted in an earlier thread that they fit over the front and rear doors:

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1345&page=9
You're right. In that thread I mis-stated the coverage of the front door. The 9915 does work with the front door. It fits snugly over the top and bottom and swing edge, but only reaches forward to the rear edge of the side view mirror's base. It lays flat enough that there's no appreciable gap there.

I've posted a correction in that thread so others don't get misled.
 

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this is awesome.

off topic... for anyone with the actually skreenz for the front door.. do the window guards interfere with the skreenz fit?
 

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I think we need to start a new thread.
 

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this is awesome.

off topic... for anyone with the actually skreenz for the front door.. do the window guards interfere with the skreenz fit?
no interference with either honda or aftermarket have had both with my screenzs.
 
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