If you’re like us, the noise of a single mosquito can ruin a good night of sleep. They say that killing the mosquitos before going to bed is part of the Vanlife routine… it actually doesn’t have to be! Adding mosquito screens to our van was a priority, and in retrospect, we’re SO GLAD we did! In the article below, we’ll give you a quick tour of our mosquito screens and give you a solid option for the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, or Ram ProMaster camper vans.
1- Mosquito Screens we Currently Have on our Van
The mosquito screens we current have on our van are made by Rolef.ca, a small local company just outside Montreal here in Canada. It’s an exceptional product, but, unfortunately, it’s hard to get and the price tag is quite steep. So keep scrolling down this page for an alternative! Here are the Rolef mosquito screens installed on our van:
Rear Doors (Garage)
Fully Closed Mode
Partially Opened Mode
Fully Opened Mode
Magnetic Door (Our favorite feature!)
Getting in/out of the van doesn’t get any easier than this!
2- Mosquito Screens we Currently Recommend: The Bug Wall
People have been asking us about our screens for years, so we’re VERY EXCITED to finally have an alternative to propose! The Bug Wall‘s challenge was to create insect screens made of quality material at a fair price… and it looks like they accomplished it. On top of that, their product can be installed fairly easily by anyone; they have a very comprehensive installation video (see below), so it doesn’t get easier that this! The Bug Wall is currently making insect screens for the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, and Ram ProMaster vans (pretty much all models: low/med/high roof, etc.) and offer a few models.
The Bug Wall Mosquito Screens
Insect screens for ProMaster, Transit, and Sprinter vans. Handmade in the USA.
Magnet/Zipper opening type, Center/Offset opening location.
Rear Door – Full Set
Magnet/Zipper opening type.
Rear Door – Garage Set
Magnet/Zipper opening type, Center/Offset opening location, customized bed platform height (neat!).
Here is the installation video made by The Bug Wall; it’s very well made and will guide you through the installation process:
Installation: reality Check
We recently joined our friends Eric (YouTube: BCPOV) and Yuka (YouTube: Van Girl Yuka) for a session of The Bug Wall mosquito screens installation on their Ford Transit camper van (they live full time in it, just like us!). Overall, we found the installation video (above) pretty accurate and easy to follow. We started with the side door: expect it to be an iterative process because it’s a little hard to find the perfect position. But it’s totally doable. We then installed the rear door: maybe because we had gain some experience, but we found the rear door mosquito screens to be pretty straightforward to install! We think it took about 4 hours total to install. If we had to start over again, we could probably cut this time in half (because we’re experts now!).
Front Doors Mosquito Net
Van Made Gear Mosquito Net
Top-quality mosquito net (pair) for the ProMaster van driver/passenger door (Transit and Sprinter vans coming soon, we’re hoping!) . These bug screens attach magnetically to the window contour and pack down small. No-see-ums. Handmade in the USA.
At checkout, use “faroutride” coupon code to get 5% discount!
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