The Gear Box

Welcome to the Gear Box!  Please use the message boards for technical questions.


 

Oz

2020 Nov 30 20:21:57
 :D  :D  :D
 

LJ-TJ

2020 Nov 30 16:14:49
WOW! It did. Sometimes I never cease to amaze my self  :D
 

LJ-TJ

2020 Nov 30 16:13:57
Just Checking it to see if this works.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 26 13:40:46
Wow hello Fredric, nice to see you again. Happy thanksgiving to you
 

Stripe

2020 Nov 26 12:51:53
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

ClydesdaleKevin

2020 Nov 26 12:26:33
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 25 01:26:28
Thank you Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 25 00:42:41
Have a good and safe one Mark.  We already had ours last month but will be with you in spirit.  And drooling also. 
 

Oz

2020 Nov 24 16:29:55
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 

Elandan2

2020 Nov 22 13:31:55
Ah, that's better. Thanks for all the great improvements Mark. :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 22 05:15:11
You're welcome!
 

TerryH

2020 Nov 22 03:48:06
Yes - seems to be up and running. Missed it while gone. Thanks Mark!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 17 03:32:58
I know, right?  The changes to the site are coming along, but not without its glitches, of course.  Always a learning curve...
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 16 18:01:10
This one is good also.  Just nice to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 13:09:30
 :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 15 02:49:50
I am used to this one, but not to old enough to learn
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 02:36:28
Do you like this way better, or the balloon box version?
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:02:46
Thank you!   :)clap
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:01:19
Not as compact with the text, but maybe a bit more "fun" and "chatty"?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 23:01:18
carry on sir, you are doing a great job :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:00:29
LOl!  :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:58:41
yes it is growing on me now :)
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:58:06
I kinda like it.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:57:57
And I wasn't going to say anything but your are special, not odd
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:56:46
It will work just have to get used to the layout
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:53
Well, I'm odd.  So... yeah, kinda fits just right.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:55:47
Funny layout I mean.  But nice to be able to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:24
Just transitioned to the new portal system.  I have a lot to recreate yet, but it won't take long. How do you like the new chat room?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:54:24
This is odd
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:53:50
Hi Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:52:54
Hello!!

Author Topic: Replacement Screen Door?  (Read 152 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ericb760

  • Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 104
  • Member since: 2019
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain 28
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Replacement Screen Door?
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:18 AM »
My 30 year old screen door has seen better days. It looks like at some time in the past someone tried to walk through it. The metal sheet in the middle of the door is warped and off track. I'm looking to replace the entire door but can't seem to find any online. I find re-screening kits, latches, and that plastic piece that slides left to right, but no actual screen doors. Anyone know where I can find a new one, or even a decent older one, that fits an 89' Winnie Chieftain?
funny
0
informative
0
agree
0
like
0
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
1989 Winnie Chieftain 28'

Offline Elandan2

  • 18 Year Member
  • Major Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 483
  • Member since: 2001
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Elandan II D27DRK
  • Chassis: Dodge M500
  • Engine: 440
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 07:30 AM »
You probably should start with RV salvage yards.
funny
0
informative
0
agree
1
like
0
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
Members reacted agree:
Oz,
No reactions
No reactions
Rick and Tracy Ellerbeck

Offline tmsnyder

  • Top Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 668
  • Member since: 2016
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1976
  • Make: GMC Motorhome
  • Model: Eleganza II
  • Chassis: GMC
  • Engine: 455
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 08:58 AM »
Finding one at an RV junk yard sounds like your best bet. 

In the meantime, can you take it apart, straighten it and put it back together?   Maybe reinforce the bent part?
funny
0
informative
0
agree
1
like
0
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
Members reacted agree:
Oz,
No reactions
No reactions

Offline Ericb760

  • Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 104
  • Member since: 2019
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain 28
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 12:11 PM »
Finding one at an RV junk yard sounds like your best bet. 

In the meantime, can you take it apart, straighten it and put it back together?   Maybe reinforce the bent part?

No, I haven't. I plan on doing that soon but that metal piece is seriously wrecked and I don't know if I can salvage it.
funny
0
informative
0
agree
0
like
0
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
1989 Winnie Chieftain 28'

Offline Oz

  • Top Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 3552
  • Member since: 2002
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D24 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 06:39 PM »
If you're talking about the lower, thin aluminum panel insert, you can replace that with sheet aluminum.  Even textured aluminum.
funny
0
informative
0
agree
0
like
0
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions

Offline Ericb760

  • Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 104
  • Member since: 2019
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain 28
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 09:58 PM »
If you're talking about the lower, thin aluminum panel insert, you can replace that with sheet aluminum.  Even textured aluminum.

I am, and that's a good idea!
funny
0
informative
0
agree
0
like
1
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
Members reacted like:
Oz,
No reactions
1989 Winnie Chieftain 28'

Offline Oz

  • Top Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 3552
  • Member since: 2002
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D24 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 07:37 PM »
Let us know how it works out.  I had to do it with mine.  Found one in a junkyard.  It was a little too big, but I used tin snips and voila!  Good as new.

 ;)
funny
0
informative
0
agree
1
like
1
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
Members reacted agree:
Ericb760,
Members reacted like:
Ericb760,
No reactions

Offline Ericb760

  • Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 104
  • Member since: 2019
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain 28
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 08:35 PM »
Let us know how it works out.  I had to do it with mine.  Found one in a junkyard.  It was a little too big, but I used tin snips and voila!  Good as new.

 ;)

On second thought, I am referring to the aluminum panel in the middle of the screen. The one that runs about 3/4 of the way across the screen that allows you to access the plastic piece that slides left and right. Same concept though. I had a look at it today. Looks like I can remove the screen door from the hinges (which are integrated with the actual door) and take it apart from there.
funny
0
informative
0
agree
0
like
0
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
1989 Winnie Chieftain 28'

Offline Oz

  • Top Post Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 3552
  • Member since: 2002
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D24 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Replacement Screen Door?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 05:30 AM »
Yeah, got ya.  I had to replace my slider as well. Had to move one cross brace down a little to accomodate the slightly larger replacent one.  I did the same with that.
funny
0
informative
0
agree
0
like
1
Doh!
0
No reactions
No reactions
No reactions
Members reacted like:
Ericb760,
No reactions