Insects are some of the most clever infiltrators of private space in existence. Its perhaps worse in a RV than anywhere else. That’s why a RV bug screen mod may be just what the RV tech ordered. A contributor to the forest river forums named “Night Stone” just recently completed a RV mod to install RV bug screens in all the appropriate places. All of the RV bug screen installations shown below were done on a 2013 Salem Cruise-Lite 181BHXL. They are shown off one by one below.
The units below are all manufactured by Camco, which is one of the largest, if not the largest manufacturers of aftermarket RV accessories and parts in the world. They make several sizes of many different types of RV bug screen mesh. These vents are recommended by many RV enthusiasts as they are designed to fend off wasps, mud dauber nests, birds and rodents that can wreak havoc on the different systems in your RV. Feel free to look-over the full catalog of RV bug screen mesh. Most of the Camco RV bug screens come with all the accessories to install them.
Be sure to look your RV over closely and to determine which model vent is used on your rig so you can get the appropriate vent cover.
Refrigerator RV Bug Screen Mod
When it comes to the fridge bug screen mod its important to note that a high volume of air passes through the vent. It needs to be kept clean as if it becomes caked with dirt it will begin to restrict air flow. This screen will fit most vents except Dometic. Comes with a set of three (3) 19 5/8 inch X 1 5/16 inch tall.
Furnace RV Bug Screen Vent Mod
This unit Measures 7 1/2 inch X 4 1/8 inch X 1 5/16 inch and fits most Colman, Suburban, Sol-Aire, Hydroflame furnace vents.
This version measures 2 7/8 inch diameter x 1 5/16 inch tall and fits most Duo-therm and Suburban furnace vents. Video of the screens being installed.
Water Heater RV Bug Screen Vent Mod
This unit measures 9 3/4 inch X 7 3/8 inch X 1 5/16 inch tall and fits Suburban 10, 12, and 16 gallon water heater vents.
3 thoughts on “Keep The Creepy-Crawlies Out With These RV Bug Screen Mods”
I would go to your local hardware store and buy some cheap screening material and use that. You could probably do all your vents for under $10. Here’s some ideas in this thread: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23798970/print/true.cfm
I have a starcraft star liner pop up. I need to put a mud dauber screen over the upper and lower refrigerator vents. No one seems to make them. Can I buy the screen material in sheets to make my own?
I have found that you must remove the furnace screens before using the furnace as they have enough airflow restriction to not allow the furnace to kick in until you reset it and then it will not start again until you turn off and then on again. Great for summer bugs but if you rv in winter remove them.
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