We make DYI magnetic bug screens for the pop-out side windows of a campervan to keep out insects and rain.
Magnetic Bug Screens for Pop-Out Van Windows
Like many vans, the Delica has pop-out side windows, that only open about one inch. This does not inspire much air circulation. They also let in rain along their narrow top opening.
So I put together some external mosquito net window covers, with waterproof ripstop nylon along the top edge to keep rain out. I made my screens from the fabrics of an old retired backpacking tent. I used fabric tape to attach the mosquito netting fabric to the ripstop nylon. It is all then trimmed with duct tape, which also secures the magnets in place. I use larger magnets in the corners and smaller magnets along the edges.
Window ventilation is one thing, but ventilation through the side slider door and hatch back are where it’s really at. Stay tuned for more info on home-built bug screens in these areas soon.
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