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Hello all. I'm so excited about this find and want to share with you. I've been looking for a bug screen and all were too large or small for my slider. The overall consensus is to buy a 60" by 80" magnetic screen for the slider and cut and sew to fit. For me that would mean I'd need to modify the width down to 55.5" and the height to 72" to get that perfect fit.
I came across a site that does the customizing at a very affordable price and their screens are very good quality.
The price for the customized screen to the dimensions that I need came to $68.36 out the door. This includes shipping. I'm so blown away by this find! Here's the link if you all are interested. magnetic screen door | garage door screen | MAGZO Screen door It's a custom screen made by Magzo. Their regular screen that's on Amazon 60" by 80" goes for $32.59 here's the link. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073YTHGHZ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A12FJVTLVM8HOE&psc=1
With taxes the total is $35.36. So for $33.00 more you get a custom screen and you don't have to do any sewing. That's a plus for me since I don't even have a sewing machine, and on top of that I'm happy with the time saved, and extra material that I won't have to buy. Hope this helps you all!!
 

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Nice, I just install the rear screen from them. The amazon pre-made size fit almost perfect for the rear door but slider is too big. Didn't know they make custom size, I probably return the one i got for the slider and have them custom make one. I wonder if they can have the door open offset to one side. I have chest fridge install on the slider opening and it will be nice to have the screen opening offset away from the fridge.
 

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An advertisement disguised as a post?
Unfortunately these are becoming more and more common. I don’t delete them as spammers unless they show up in the forums known spammer list unless it’s blatantly offensive or miss-leading unless someone complains then I have no problem banning them.
 

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It's a lovely deal. 4/5ths of the product for twice the price. Please take my money. It hurts in my pocket
If it is decent quality, the custom is an incredibly good deal for someone who doesn’t sew. You'd pay more for a finished product than a sheet of plywood, too.
 

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I'd expect to pay less for a 3x7 sheet of plywood, or I'd end up with extra plywood after a couple easy cuts. That's future repair material saving you 50%


If you also don't have an iron, I can glue pretty much anything to anything with the right glue. Then again, it's my own bias, so I'm sure it's a market for someone. The pitch-penny in me just won't let me pay more for smaller. I'd sooner tuck the top and sides before paying double
 

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I'd expect to pay less for a 3x7 sheet of plywood, or I'd end up with extra plywood after a couple easy cuts. That's future repair material saving you 50%


If you also don't have an iron, I can glue pretty much anything to anything with the right glue. Then again, it's my own bias, so I'm sure it's a market for someone. The pitch-penny in me just won't let me pay more for smaller. I'd sooner tuck the top and sides before paying double
I'll play devil's advocate here, because I would gladly pay 33 extra for a door screen (most times of the year) not to have to do the work, but I can definitely see that some people would not. Being the first part of summer (from May to mid july I have a lot of time off work) I might do it myself right now, but from Mid July through April I would probably hand over the $33 and save my time.

I figure its at least an hour job to cut, tape, seam, sew, or glue (for me) and I value my time during the work year at more than $33 per hour. If you are retired or have plenty of time the math comes out different.

In any event I am planning to add a retractable screen during my current van renovation, so I have no knowledge about this product and don't endorse it, just thought I would take this ad post and have a discussion on the merits of DIY versus paying someone, so maybe there is value in the post.
 

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I see the logic to save time and effort, those are valuable things, but to extend that logic - you could pay for someone to do the whole van. You could also employ a friend or kid for $30 or less. I admitted its probably a viable market for the seller, I.. just... can't.

I'm the guy who buys bulk to save money and I'll either use or resell the others. I wait for discounts. I buy off-season. I can't justify overpaying - I'd sooner go without. If they didn't sell a larger model for less than half, I might be able to consider the custom size. Not everyone is like me though, and that really is probably best for the world as a whole. I'm not saying don't do it, just that there's always options. Not being able to sew, or anything else, isn't a deal breaker for any project
 

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Hiring someone to sew a good job is more than $30. I recently saw a van build where the guy had a custom made shower curtain, it cause him $150 for the labor alone. Do I trust a kid to sew stuff for me, probably not. In either case, since I have a old sewing machine, probably have my GF try to sew it. She been making a few fabric mask so she is getting better.
 

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Question on these types of screens - how well do they keep the bugs out? I purchased a Magic Mesh from Wally World for $30 (not yet installed), but the magnetic catches are only every foot or so, seems like a lot of skeeters could come in through those gaps.
 

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That's fair, I guess. I'm not sure the 150 is a fair threshold though - at least not to the prices I do. I have a feeling that as soon as van is mentioned, prices skyrocket. With the YouTube crowd pushing so many products, people expect to pay such prices.

I had a full 3 piece suit custom refit/altered for $35 a few years ago and had no complaints - fit like new despite significant change in form. Bet the lady would charge me somewhere between 10 and the same for a screen seam.
 

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The screens I've seen installed in houses worked well. The flaps should seal with the closures and gravity. I'm not sure what the spacing on magnets were though. I imagine the reviews would be full of complaints if it didn't perform as expected
 

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I see the logic to save time and effort, those are valuable things, but to extend that logic - you could pay for someone to do the whole van. You could also employ a friend or kid for $30 or less. I admitted its probably a viable market for the seller, I.. just... can't.

I'm the guy who buys bulk to save money and I'll either use or resell the others. I wait for discounts. I buy off-season. I can't justify overpaying - I'd sooner go without. If they didn't sell a larger model for less than half, I might be able to consider the custom size. Not everyone is like me though, and that really is probably best for the world as a whole. I'm not saying don't do it, just that there's always options. Not being able to sew, or anything else, isn't a deal breaker for any project
I couldn't afford to pay someone for the whole van, if I did I would have had to downgrade my wish list a lot. I spent a month of my labor on the initial build, but was able to do it from my home. Once I went on the road (during the work part of the year) I just didn't have a place to work (although I installed solar panels with a collapsable ladder in a Casino parking lot) or a lot of time.

Believe me, I can be as cheap as anyone (especially may through july, the rest of the year I stay in a van to keep from paying for a car and hotels) but when I am on the road working, I recognize the value in buying some things. Right now I am back at home due to Covid so I am back to being cheap and doing it myself.

If you are still in the build stage it is different than if you are one the road and don't have an easy place to work.

I had to buy a whole sheet of plywood, have home depot rip it for me to 19 inches wide, and leave behind the bigger piece, but that is the price of progress when you are living in a van. I also don't keep a table saw or sewing machine in the van.
 

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Question on these types of screens - how well do they keep the bugs out? I purchased a Magic Mesh from Wally World for $30 (not yet installed), but the magnetic catches are only every foot or so, seems like a lot of skeeters could come in through those gaps.
Take it back. As you suspect, occasional magnets will leave gaps. You want one with virtually continuous magnets. Mine alternates stronger magnets with weaker long thin magnets that I have never seen for sale anywhere—though I know they must be.

i have made three screens for my slider, each starting with a purchased screen because there is no way a home sewer can replicate that magnetic closure. My present screen has noseeum screen. Absolutely no way would I make and sell one of these for $35 or even $70.
 
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