Better Handling Our Screen Door

Full time life in an RV has a few dimensions different from living in a bigger home. Our RV experiences are more frequent than most RVers, since we stay in our RV every day instead of one, two, or three weekends a month. Too, we come into contact with a very wide array of RVers in a years time. We enjoy our time traveling and meeting people from all over the world.

One more benefit to hanging out with other RVers is the shared knowledge and experiences. Sometimes we commiserate and just make each other feel better. It helps to learn you’re not the only one experiencing a recalcitrant water heater or a fridge that refuses to behave as advertised.

More helpful yet is when someone shares a solution you can use. We weren’t looking for this fix but knew it would help. Several times Jim thought he was stepping out of the trailer. He was so surprised when he abruptly was jerked back by one or more of his fingers caught in the screen door pull.

New pull is easy on the eyes and the fingers

New pull is easy on the eyes and the fingers

Susanne showed us a simple fix she and Keith did on their new Airstream. They replaced the small curved pull on the screen door with a beefier Euro-style bar handle cabinet pull. The new one has three inch centers, so uses the same holes and screws. We found this pull at our local building supply store.
One inch offset allows more room for fingers to get in and out. The bar handle matches the other dozen cabinet and drawer pulls in our Airstream trailer.

You never know what you’ll learn from others. It’s a cinch we can learn a lot from each other if we pay attention. This is a practical, easy and economical solution for a sometimes painful problem in our trailer. Our screen door is easier to handle.

Thanks, Susanne!

See you down the road,

Jim and Debbie

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5 responses to “Better Handling Our Screen Door

  1. Didn’t mean to say, “mince we stay. . .” Supposed to have said “since. . .” Keyboards really are best, y’all.

  2. Good trick! I can’t wait to do it to our Airstream. :-)

  3. Delighted to help you for a change considering the tremendous help you’ve been to us!!!!!! S & K

  4. Having also been suspended (It seemed) in mid-air, we replaced the original with a matching materiel handle/bar that reached all the way across the screen door. Nothing to hang a shirt or jacket sleeve. Mose hardware stores sell them as well as Camping World.

  5. Susanne showed us this too, we did it on our previous trailer then took it off and moved it to the new one!

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