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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 28, 2004

    Default Trailer window screens

    The screen on one of my trailer windows is long gone, and there are bars and a window that I need to have open when its warm. I make the horsies wear a fly mask to make sure no road debris flys in their face. I would rather put a replacement screen up. I see there are some commercial off the shelf ones available. Any recommendations?

    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 28, 2007


    I have used the rolls of soft screening sold at home depot for replacing odd shaped screens. It's pliable easy to work with and cut and I have used tacks to put them in, you might be able to use a staple gun depending on the window frame. I don't know how how sturdy your screen needs to be to prevent projectiles from coming in off the road though.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 17, 2010
    Saline, Michigan


    Your trailer maker can probably replace it for you, but that's usually the expensive route. Chall's suggestion is a good one - you can buy rolls of that screen at hardware stores. You can also buy a sturdier metal mesh if you need it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2005
    Back to Normal.. or as close as I'll ever get


    If you are talking about the screens for drop-down windows, any trailer dealer s/b able to order them for you.

    Part of the deal for my trade-in was that they put in screens for the drop-downs.
    What I got are fabric screens, not fine mesh. They attach inside and look suited to the job of keeping debris out if I wanted to travel with the drop-downs open (not something I usually do).

    If you mean the sliding screens, then screencloth would work but I'm not sure how you would attach that safely.
    I wouldn't want to use tacks or staples inside the trailer where horses' heads will be.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep. 17, 2003
    Fort Myers, Florida


    Check out this thread on the same topic:
    "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"

  6. #6
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    May. 21, 2008
    Sonoma County, California

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