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Old 10-27-2017, 02:06 AM   #1
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Smile Insect screens for promaster van doors.

Hymer's lower cost Promaster vans (Axion, Banff, Sunlight) don't include bug screens. RV sales staff told me to "go to a hardware store". Pppthhh. Since the Hymer Aktiv includes both side and back door screens, at least it could be offered as an option. Hymer needs to up its game to match Travato camping features.

For those of us who stubbornly march to a different drummer, I just found a place selling Promaster bug screens! https://vanupgrades.com/products/pro...-user-friendly

"Van Upgrades" is offering Promaster rear door screens for $420 and side door screens for $300. [see attached photos] Neither are sliding as found on the Aktiv, but at least I won't have to go to a hardware store and try to create a big zipper screen from scratch.

It appears to me that buyers have noticed the lack of development and are shying away from low priced Hymer vans, especially the tiny Axion. Fretz RV puts the same new Axion up for auction on eBay every month or so. Bids never reach $50K and never get close to "Reserve Price" and it never sells. Expecting buyers to create bug screens doesn't help.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:28 AM   #2
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Those prices quoted seem really high. I don't have anything to base this on, but at that price I would be looking for a DIY method. Ron
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Old 10-27-2017, 02:35 PM   #3
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Default Insect screens for promaster van doors.

I installed one of those zipper bug screens on my side sliding door. They use the door seal gasket to attach screen. Be warned they are very difficult to install.


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I am picking up my Axion in just over a week, and the side sliding door bug screen is available installed for $800, the kit is shipped to the dealer from Canada.
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There are factory screens for the Axion, but as you pointed out, they are not included. I only know this because they are mentioned in the owner's manual. I contacted Carado, and they said to have the dealer get in contact with them. Since I do not yet own an Axion, I'm not sure of cost or if they are sliding (my guess is not sliding).
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Earlier this year FitRV did a blog posting about a very good side door screen from a Canadian company. This is much better that what I installed on my van because it has a magnetic closure feature.

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Interesting product. Thanks.
I really want the convenience of the sliding screen.
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I have a 2018 Carado Banff and really want a screen door. I DO NOT want a zipper, as in time it will cause problems, I’m hoping to find one with magnets.
I did not know one was available from the factory, through the dealer, as an option. I will contact my dealer and ask about one.
Does the factory option one use a zipper or magnetic closures?
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I just look at the Carado Bannf owners manual and thee is nothing about screen doors in it, then I read the Axion manual and it mentions it there.
I will contact Carado and ask them directly and report back
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I heard back from Carado (Hymer), they do in fact offer a screen door for the Banff as well as the Axion. I contacted my dealer who know nothing about it. He is going to contact Carado and get me the details
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