Restring fly screen door on 2015 Flair

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  1. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    A string has broken on my fly screen door and the whole thing looks pretty dire now. I cannot see how to dismantle it and restring. Does anyone know the make of screen and any online reference to restringing. At Camping Algeria for 2 weeks so if it is complicated is there a local company anyone knows of?
     
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    Is the screen a concertina one with horizontal strings? If so we're also trying to get one repaired. If we get anywhere I'll let you know.
     
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    Is it covered under warranty?
     
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    I had the strings go on my Heki roof light flyscreen
    Found a video on youtube - might help?
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Yes, but in Spain/Portugal until November so looks like DIY!
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Been looking for solutions on Google but not found anything useful. Have emailed factory but hoping for a "just done it" on here? I am sure it's the same unit as Hymer et all.
     
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    Yes exactly. Have identified, I think, to remove complete box but would like to get a how to crib sheet.
     
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    Robert what "string" did you use, I am surprised that this has failed after just 12 months so want to do a good job!
     
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    On our roof light I managed to stick some felt pads to the sliding part to stop it from moving too easily
    Looks like you could do a similar fix on your door flyscreem

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    Mine went on our last trip
    I posted pics of my repair
    Will get it replaced next year when I have my next service -
     
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    Took off the aesthetic panels and it would seem that the strings are held by pop rivets inside a box section which was also pop riveted together. I am sure on a work bench with the right tools it could be dismantled but that's a test too far here. If @Lenny you think I have missed something let me know.
     
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    Now heard from factory that you cannot restring, they are arranging complete frame/screen replacement at Spanish service dealer. I hope.
     
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    Liked the fact you're getting yours replaced. Not happy that they can't be restrung though. Not good news for any fairly new but out of warranty.

    We need a new one. Going to check out with Hymer when we're in Germany in September.

    Good luck!
     
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    I think you could restring, getting the frame out is easy and then you need to drill out the pop rivets string and reassemble. Care should enable a good result but I have 2 year warranty so I will let them fit a new one.
     
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    Problem is we need new netting as well, so looks like a new unit unless they can fit into the original surround.
     
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    The hab door concertina flyscreen on my Carthago is made by Horrex.

    One of my horizontal strings has also broken. I emailed Horrex in Netherlands for replacement cord..... but no reply.

    I've decided to do a complete restring using fishing line. The frame will need to be removed to do the restring. The frame seems to be held to the surround by screws in a slotted vertical aperture, so raising the frame should release it from the surround.

    I was camped next to a French Burstner MH with the same flyscreen and they managed to remove the screen and carry out a repair to the string system. So, it can be done.
     
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    Well factory have come up trumps again. New frame and screen door complete on the way to service dealer south of Alicante. He has availability for us on 14 or 15th so we will drop in after seeing our friends at Altea. It's a simple job probably an hour for someone who has done it before.
     
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    Ours went on our Bailey had to have a new fly screen fitted at our dealers, the guy who did it was chuffed as he just had to remove the plastic cover and the screen could come out was done under warranty
     
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    Arrived Cruz Caravanas early 09:30, they had me scheduled for 10:30. 10:50 into the workshop, 12:00 shaking hands and Adios with a complete new fly screen and frame fitted. Down to Playa Mazarron and on a pitch for a late lunch. Slight tweak needed to ease runner but otherwise better than new. And all under warranty.
     
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    A good result.
    .Restringing is easy did it on my last Hymer. Took the whole frame out and restrung the broken one with black kelver kite line.
     
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