Mosquito Screens

Mosquito Screens Van Conversion DIY Heading

Mosquito Screens

And here’s the only part of the conversion we didn’t build ourselves: the mosquito screens! Have a look:


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!):



Where to get them?

Here is the “bad” news… our mosquito screens were obtained from a small company near Montreal (in Canada): 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).


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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23 thoughts on “Mosquito Screens”

  1. If you don’t have or don’t want to spend that kind of money, you can buy a magic mesh screen door *as seen on TV!!!!* for about 10 bucks cut it to size and put it up with snap button fasteners. This is what I did and it works very well. And… it’s magic.

    • I did the very same thing. They were end of season clearance ($5.00) I use them on my ford e 150 back door and side door. You can only open one of the side doors or rear doors at a time because the screens are not super wide. I bought lots of magnets to hold them in place

  2. Would it be possible to post some photos of how these screens are attached to the van? I have seen some companies that use the door seal to attach their screens but ROLEF doesn’t use this method, so I would like to see if their method will work for my van. As an added note, I have carpet padding and automotive carpet glued directly to my interior door frames so magnets wouldn’t work unless I attached something for it to stick to.

  3. HI
    I just found your blog m thanks for all the info. We are in the South of France and so have a lot of mosquitoes and we are lucky that a friend in our village has a mosquito net making business with magnets and likes a challenge and so she made one for the side door of our Toyota proace van . She makes to mesure so if you want and if it’s allowed on this site I can give you her web site. It is a lot cheaper than the prices you guys have posted up.
    All the best

    • Hi there Julie,

      I am very interested in possibly hiring your friend to design a cheaper mosquito net system for the double side doors and double back doors for my ford f150 transit van. Thanks!

    • Hi Julie,
      I am from Germany. Could you pass me the website of your friend ? I am interested to get a solution for our Citroen Jumper based van.
      Cheers, Michael

  4. We got Rolef screens in our van in June. We are based out of Boston and not full time yet so New England mosquitoes and bugs can really ruin your experience. These screen are amazing! I don’t regret spending the money on them at all.

  5. Looks great, starting my conversion project 2017 transit. I do not even know where to begin here in NH. I want the bug screen definitely. 🙂

  6. I’ve been considering the ROLEF screens. The only drawback that I see is the velcro. How does it hold up in extreme heat (I like boondocking in the desert)

    • In theory they could be removed, but I don’t see why since when they’re rolled-up they don’t use any space. Also, they’re very neatly installed (under the door seal, with velcro, screws, etc) I wouldn’t want to mess with the installation.

  7. 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?

    • 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!

  8. 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


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