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Old 05-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #1
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thinking of ordering passenger window class B RT screens from these guys,,,
has anyone used SKEETER beaters
I know some of you all make your own ,not me !!! You really would not want to see the results
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:32 PM   #2
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thinking of ordering passenger window class B RT screens from these guys,,,
has anyone used SKEETER beaters
I know some of you all make your own ,not me !!! You really would not want to see the results
Thanks
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I use them occasionally Michael, I'm pleased.

I did not want to make some either, but I did have an idea that I never pursued if I wanted to save, spend less.

Imagine window screening, large enough. Put the screening over the top of the door inside the van that covers the entire door, top anyway. Now shut the door.

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:41 PM   #3
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I previously made my own on old van but purchased these for new to me Sprinter. They work great as advertised. Would recommend.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:36 PM   #4
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thinking of ordering passenger window class B RT screens from these guys,,,
has anyone used SKEETER beaters
I know some of you all make your own ,not me !!! You really would not want to see the results
Thanks
Michael
I have used skreenz.com and am very satisfied with quality and quick turn-around. I think he is a one-man shop or at least a small one. Good, fast responses to any of my questions.

A bit pricey, but I figured I'd never get around to making screens myself. And they have saved a couple of trips for us on those just barely cool enough nights where the additional ventilation was just what we needed.


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I use them occasionally Michael, I'm pleased.

I did not want to make some either, but I did have an idea that I never pursued if I wanted to save, spend less.

Imagine window screening, large enough. Put the screening over the top of the door inside the van that covers the entire door, top anyway. Now shut the door.

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Your imagined window screening is exactly how the front door skreenz work. Built like a pillow case. Just open the door and drop them over the top. Here's a few pics on the skreenz on my Airstream Avenue.

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Very nice, those Skreenz. I can't imagine any downside except price, better solution.

Thanks for posting and pics.
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We've actually never used the ones on the front doors. But the ones for the rear windows are gusseted for the flip-out so you can keep them open in a light rain and not worry about bugs.

On several occasions we found the cross-ventilation inadequate on the rv crank-outs. Sometimes in light winds or when using the Maxxfan, we needed the breeze across our heads to feel comfortable. Using the rear windows with the Skreenz delivered that air better than using the cross windows in the rear of the rv.

And I looked at some of the skeeter beater pics on their website and they looked crude in comparison to skreenz.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:14 AM   #7
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thinking of ordering passenger window class B RT screens from these guys,,,
has anyone used SKEETER beaters
I know some of you all make your own ,not me !!! You really would not want to see the results
Thanks
Michael
You know...it always helps to be prepared, however, although it was one of the first things we thought we needed....we have never used them in 2 years..... imagine that.

Not that they would never come in handy.... and they don't take a lot of space... just determine if you even need them before purchasing.... that's all.....

They seem to be of good quality....we have them in the package they came in and just make sure you have a ladder or a small step stool.... they are not easy to put up without that....

My wife just told me that we've never even tried putting them up.....
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I had a set of SkeeterBeaters® which came with my 201P which I rarely used. I purchased a set of Skreenz® and I am much happier with them. The Skeeter Beaters used magnets whereas the Skreenz slip over the door frame like a pillow case. The SkeeterBeaters did have a somewhat smaller mesh than the Skreenz but I have not found this to be a problem. With the Skreenz you get 2 layers of mesh.
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I bought them for my Pleasure Way Lexor 2002 Dodge - they work fine on the front windows.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:12 PM   #10
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We bought SkeeterBeaters for our Roadtrek SS Agile but they kept slipping down off the window especially on the driver side and were useless if there was any wind. We later purchased Skreenz and they work well although they are a little difficult to put on. You have to poke a small piece of seam binding through the hinge area of the door to pull the velcro part through. However, I still much prefer them to the SkeeterBeaters.
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