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gcrisefi

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Posted: 08/06/12 06:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tktplz wrote:

gcrisefi wrote:

LakeN wrote:

We have plexiglass on bottom section of screen. It's wonderful.



where did you get the pleixglass from?



I got mine from LOWES. They cut it to the size I wanted and I got Velcro with sticky backed squares to put it on the metal/screen door. The piece I put on covers the bottom half of the screen door. You can still see thru it also. I think the piece of plexiglass and the Velcro squares were less than 20 bucks. They also have different thicknesses too!


Thanks so much. And thanks to everyone for all their advice!

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Or, you could keep your dog's nails properly trimmed. Most pet owners allow their dogs' nails to get far too long. When regularly trimmed, you can keep the quick less than a quarter of an inch long (medium breeds, adjust up or down for dog size). The nail shouldn't even come close to curving to the floor when the dog is standing up.
Besides being healthier for your dog's muscles and joints when they walk, short nails don't catch on screens, don't make annoying clicks as they walk across tile or wood floors, don't snag hosiery, etc.


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Posted: 08/06/12 11:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only thing about plexi is it restricts a lot of the air from coming in if you like to have the RV door open for a breeze. The metal scroll type screen protectors, I found when the dogs get excited they get their feet caught in the scrolls.

I found that Ace hardware has a plastic simple open weave version of the home screen door protector that turned sideways fits perfectly on the lower section of an RV door! It comes in white and a nice brown color. I bought the brown one and it works perfectly for us.


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Posted: 08/07/12 07:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use plexiglass, Lexan or whatever brand you pick. You can find this at home improvment stores. Some of them will cut it to your measurements.
We use industrial velcro to keep it on the screen door.


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gcrisefi wrote:

Just upgraded to a brand new TT and am wondering if anyone has any ideas on protecting the screen door from our dogs nails??


Have a piece of Plexiglass cut to size for the bottom half of the door and install it with wither screws, double sided tape or Velcro. We use Velcro so it's easily removed for cleaning. We do this because we travel and camp with three cats who are as hard on screens as dogs are.

We also had a piece made for the top of the door and now it acts like a storm door for cold weather. With the outside door open, we get lots of light from the Plexi covered screen door.


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