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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Insulated Window Covers
Insulated window covers are a “must-have” for camper or adventure vans because they provide privacy and thermal insulation (for hot summer days or snow chasing winter vanlife). By strategically inserting magnets all around the edges, the window covers are super easy to install/remove: they simply snap to the metal window contour. Neat and functional, like it should be! The shape of the window covers can be changed to fit pretty much any vans: Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster, etc.
24 thoughts on “Mosquito Screens for Camper Van (Transit/Sprinter/ProMaster)”
Do these keep out noseeums .
I see this says mosquito net but if you’ve ever been attacked by noseeums you’ll know why I’m asking
Haha I know what you means 😉
They DO keep the no-see-ums away!
I’m looking to have BugWall ship a couple of screen doors up to eastern Canada for our Sprinter – did you have any surprise excise duties etc added on when you got yours shipped north (assuming you didn’t take a trip to South Carolina). Love your site
No surprise, but as you know it’s kind of random sometimes…
so this is a permeant solution that you leave up all the time? not like window insulation where you throw up the magnets when you need them
Yep they’re installed permanently, no need to store them away. They’re rolled up. 🙂
I have a 2019 Ford Transit 350 XLT Passenger van. Will your side and back screens work with plastic trim on the inside?
We are not the manufacturer. Please use the “Contact Us” page on the manufacturer website: https://www.thebugwall.com/r?id=a9s9m0
I can’t find where you give manufacturer info on the sewn and installed mosquito screens (not Bugwall). Can you please direct me? Thank you.
Rolef.ca is the manufacturer of our screens.
Did you go with grey or black? Our van is a similar color to your van. We are about to order.
Thank you for the post!
There was no color option at the time, but we have black.
I customized my screen for doorway on MAGZO.COM. I have to say that it is very good and I like it very much.
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
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.
Looks like your company is now delivering online.
I think we are going for their screen door. Not sure about the rear door as I do not want it to block access to our shower which is tucked into the corner but I would like something to block out the upper half of the rear door
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
Please, can you give us the webadress? Might be interesting for me as well…
Hi there! I was wondering if you could share the website with me as well! I’m very interested. Thanks1
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!
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.
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.
Was wondering what local company in US was found by other commenter? Any idea?