Bug Screens at rear vehicle

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 08:06
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Interested to understand what the folks on here use as a means of keeping flies mozzies and other flying insects out of the rear of their vehicles? We have a troop carrier and don't fancy being bug infested!

Any ideas really appreciated
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 08:25

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 08:25
Mortein...

Other than that you'll be hard pressed unless you make a flyscreen to cover the opening...

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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:16

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:16
I made up some curtains out of fly screen for
Our Troopie , worked well .
We almost always slept with the rear doors open.
Also as Baz said keep the fly spray handy

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:22

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:22
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We have an insect screen across the back of our Troopy so that we can enjoy good ventilation on hot nights.
The screen is made of regular mosquito netting and comprises left and right sections overlapping by 300mm at the centre. It is supported by a pair of cords across the top and secured to the body by velcro at the sides. Access can be gained through the netting via the centre opening without unsealing the velcro. For full open access the netting can be pushed to the sides.

We have similar protection on the side windows with netting secured with velcro.

One other issue we had was that small moths were gaining entry. We eventually found that their entry was via the small louvred ventilators on each side of the body near the rear of the vehicle. These are intended to allow air to exit during travel but had no insect screening on the inside. I simply taped over the vents with gaffer tape. After all I think there was plenty of opportunity for air to exit via the poor seals on the rear doors. LOL
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Follow Up By: lancie49 - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 13:37

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 13:37
Those poor seals on the rear doors could also create their own set of issues...
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:18

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:18
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Well, they do still keep the camels out! LOL
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Follow Up By: lancie49 - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:42

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 14:42
Well, that's gotta be a good thing ;-)
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:24

Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:24
When I had my Troopy, I had a canvas maker sew up some screens, out of the no see um mesh, with a zip up the middle to get in and out. I fixed them to the body with self adhesive Velcro and removed them when not travelling. They worked a treat.

From memory she charged about $150 bucks, but I was getting some heavy truck trailer canvass made as well.

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Reply By: Banjo (WA) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 06:31

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 06:31
I bought a flymesh thingy that was designed to drape over a double bed. Cost about $20.

Secured it to the inner ledge with pegs and it just hung down around the 4 sides out of the way. It covered the sides and roof so no gaps for mozzies to get in.

Could just lift it up to get in/out the back door, and just operate the sliding windows through the mesh.

Worked very well and a lot easier than trying to make up flyscreens. If you did want permanent screens outside then glue mesh to thin strips of the magnetic material that is used for signs on a car door. That would stick to the window surrounds if cut to shape, or just square it off and stick to the paintwork.
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Reply By: craigandej - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 07:37

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 07:37
Hi, join Troopcarriers of Australia on Facebook, there's some good ideas there.

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