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    Re: ATF: Bighorn - Plexiglass in place of the screen in the door

    Thanks for all of the great ideas. I'm thinking like Jim, let the glass shop do it. Now to find one that will do Lexan.
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    Re: ATF: Bighorn - Plexiglass in place of the screen in the door

    Al; most any glass shop should be able to do it for ya!
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    Re: ATF: Bighorn - Plexiglass in place of the screen in the door

    Great ideas! I'll call Safelight tomorrow and let you know what their reply is.


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    Re: ATF: Bighorn - Plexiglass in place of the screen in the door

    I've been meaning to do this to my coach since before I bought it, and it turns 2 years old in a few weeks. It's ridiculous that, rather than just do the mod and start enjoying it, I keep re-thinking, over and over, what's the best way to do it. Vel-cro, mirror clips, etc... and now thanks to Jim, I have yet ANOTHER method to consider. I wish I would have just installed it, rather than spend so much time figuring out which way is best. Then again, I still have the "bug catcher" that was sent to me after the Goshen rally last year, in the envelope it came in. Need to figure out the best way to trim it down to fit! All this helps to explain why my coach is 100% stock after two years.
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    Re: ATF: Bighorn - Plexiglass in place of the screen in the door

    I did something similar to what Mike (gasman) did, only I used a piece of cardboard and cut a pattern for the radius at the top of the door.
    I went to Lowes and purchased a 3x5 foot piece of plexiglass, which was $50.00 It was in between the regular plexiglass and the lexan price wise.
    I also purchased some screen spline material (The Black Rubber that holds the screen in your door) and a spline roller.
    I brought this back to the RV park and laid it out on the picnic table, made my cuts for both the upper and lower door, sanded the edges of the cuts and installed it.
    I used the screen spline (I think it was the 3/16" size) and rolled it into the channel with the plexiglass to hold it in place.
    It looks like a professional job, all for about $60.00, and 1hr labor.
    Takes about 30 seconds to remove the window.
    There are no cuts, screw holes or clips in my door.

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    Re: ATF: Bighorn - Plexiglass in place of the screen in the door

    In reference to the Bug Catcher that Jeff talked about.
    When I installed mine, I just took the screws out of the middle and bottom of door, pulled the door apart, removed the old unit and installed the new Bug Catcher (without doing any cutting whatsoever) and put the door back together.
    Take a look at the door, you will find screws at the middle and bottom (8) screws on the off hinge side. The door will come apart enough to remove the old unit and install the new one, then just reinstall the screws and your done.
    You don't need to cut anything, at least I didn't on my Big Country.

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