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Old 04-25-2017, 03:21 AM   #1
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Keeping dogs from crashing through screen door

Asking all you RVers traveling with pups how you keep a 45 pound dog from crashing through the screen door.Especially if wildlife is seen.

Not sure if there is a solution other than just keeping the main door closed and using screens in the driver's/passenger area for air flow.

Was thinking there might be some sort of "gate" to block the door, but though I would see what you other pet parents had discovered.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:29 AM   #2
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I'm curious about this as well. Mine doesn't crash through but he is bad to jump up on and scratch the screen door!
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:53 AM   #3
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Tape or paint a line ... they can't see the screen. I've done this even at the house for the magic doorway screens and it works.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:21 PM   #4
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I used to have a dog who always tried to chase anything that moves. To keep it from going through the screen, I bought one of those screen door protectors readily available at any home improvement stores. They come in several sizes. I bought the smallest one and modified it a little to fit it against my door. That was on my old travel trailer, otherwise I would put a picture up here.

Luckily, my current dog is not much interested in stuff moving outside of the motorhome, and she respects the closed screen door. With about 100+ lb of weight, she could pop the door open anyway.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:35 PM   #5
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I did this modification awhile back
Its plaster lath coated in plasti-dip
I just cut it to length and screwed it to the door works good and also stiffens the door
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:40 PM   #6
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Don't have a dog, but removed the screen in the door & replaced it with smoked plexiglass, one of the best mods I've done, now can leave the door open for light & still run heat/a.c..
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:11 PM   #7
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I purchased a product to prevent our cat from scratching at the screen. Bought it off of Amazon. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-43993-S...door+protector
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:56 PM   #8
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I added a screen door handle at dog height - so far my Lab has not crashed thru. Its a Camco 42183 Screen Door Cross Bar (Black)
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:17 PM   #9
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With our Husky we brought along a baby gate and just leaned it in front of the door. She knew from house training it was off limits and that transitioned to the camper.
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