And here’s the only part of the conversion we didn’t build ourselves: the mosquito screens! Have a look:
And here’s the magnetic door doing it’s thing (it’s probably our favorite feature!):
Where to get them?
Here is the “bad” news… our mosquito screens were obtained from a small company near Montreal (in Canada): Rolef.ca. The product is very well made and we’re very impressed by the quality, but unfortunately (if you don’t live near Montreal) it’s custom made and it has to be installed by Rolef themselves; so it’s not available online. When we bought them, the sliding door and rear door screens were priced at 750$ CDN each (that’s about 580$ US each).
Down By The River…
Finding mosquito screens online is not an easy task, but after some research we found “Down by the River” on ebay. At the time of writing these lines, they make the following mosquito screens:
All of their mosquito screens are held by rare-earth magnets, so there is no fastidious installation involved (no screws, no need to remove the door seal, etc.). The slider and rear screens have a divider in the center that is connected with magnets, which make it easy to enter/exit the van.
We haven’t personally tried Down By The River mosquito screens, but we would give them a try if we had to start over: the price is right and with eBay’s money back guarantee (14 days return), it’s a no brainer!
On Second Thought…
We’re glad we went with Rolef and we highly recommend them, but they’re kind of hard to get and are definitely not cheap…
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