And here’s the only part of the conversion we didn’t build ourselves: the mosquito screens! We’ve seen them installed on other vans near our area and we just knew we couldn’t match the quality and functionality of those (and it would take us forever to make). They’re custom made by a small local company north of Montreal:



Rear Doors

Fully Closed Mode: the fabric is waterproof so we can take showers back there.


Mosquito Screens Ford Transit Van (3)

Mosquito Mode: Full venting, yet no mosquito!


Mosquito Screens Ford Transit Van (4)

Partially Open Mode: To get our stuff in/out of the van.


Mosquito Screens Ford Transit Van (2)

Fully Open Mode: Because.



Side Door

Mosquito Mode: Full venting, no mosquito


Fully Open Mode


And here’s the magnetic door doing it’s thing (it’s probably our favorite feature!):



To ensure the screens work as they should (the magnetic door is sensitive to a good installation), will install the screens themselves (it’s included in the price). That means they probably don’t ship (sorry to say that), but you could always try to drop them a line via their website (

The screens are attached using the door’s seals, Velcro and sheet metal screws at locations where the tension is higher. We were not present at installation, so here is a few random shots of the product installed:




Our Thoughts

They’re completely “hermetic”, the rear door fabric is waterproof (we will shower back there) and the magnetic door works really REALLY well. It’s truly an outstanding product, but it comes at a truly high price tag… 750$ for the rear doors screen and 750$ for the side door screen (Canadian Dollars).


We did the math and it comes down to less than 0.01$ per mosquito repelled; that’s a STEAL!!





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  1. Comment by Wes Greenwood

    Wes Greenwood Reply September 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    We just had a similar bug screen project quoted out by a local business… exact same price as what you paid:)

    Thanks for the cool idea

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply September 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      The price is right!

  2. Comment by Terri

    Terri Reply December 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Antoine, on the sliding door screen, it looks like there’s a magnetic closure and a vertical zipper near the B pillar, but it’s hard to understand from the photos (both yours and’s) why both are there. Do you mind explaining how that part works?

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply January 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

      When we don’t need the screen, the door is rolled up top using the zippers;
      when the screen is in use, we enter/exit using the magnetic closure.

      The magnet is quite rigid and cannot be rolled; that’s why a zipper is needed, to allow the door to be rolled.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Comment by Terri

    Terri Reply January 9, 2018 at 9:37 am

    That explains it, thanks.

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