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I purchased this from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/TORIS-Stainless-Rodent-Insect-11-8X8-2/dp/B07QSJSM9B/ref=sr_1_151?crid=3BTWSYR7B9KP7&keywords=rv%2Bbug%2Bscreen&qid=1563833845&s=gateway&sprefix=rv%2Bbug%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-151&th=1

 

I did get the 2 pack approximately 24" x 24" each, it's enough to do four trailers. The wire is stainless and is very stiff for it's size and cut well with a pair on small metal sheers. For ten dollars it was a bargain and will probably use the rest around the house someday, do note the shipping date is incorrect, I got my order in 4 days, not 4 weeks.  I did the 2 refrigerator vents, and the hot water heater 2 vents, I will post pics if you want them, just let me know. I did use the Camco bug screen on the furnace as it would not be easy to cover with this wire, but just didn't like the other vent screen they offer and how they look and fit. I attached the bug screens with stainless wire, just pushed it through the screen and twisted together on the back side of the grille plastic ribs.

 

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I thought about making my own also be from the inside.  Putting a good bead of silicone adhesive around the inside perimeter where the vents are and shape a piece of SS screen mesh so it fits around the vents and  press into the silicone bead.

 

 

Greg


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I did mine on our Casita that way, worked out ok. I did our new Oliver by putting them on the outside, the fit was much easier to do and the looks are very professional. I will send pics later today of the install. Putting this wire on the inside would be more of a problem bending the wire as it is very stiff and harder to bend, do note on the Casita I used window screening which is much more easily bent.

 

 

 

trainman

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Pics of Bug Screens, screens were attached to the fridge vents with stainless wire. To the hot water heater I removed the vent and put a screen behind it and the round vent I drilled holes in the panel and attached the screen with stainless screws, nuts, and washers. The furnace vent I just used a Camco 4.5x4.5" vent, I did redue the way it mounts, as the spring way was not to my liking. Hardest part of the job was twisting all those wires to hold the screens in place.

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