Door fly blocker

Apr 27, 2008
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Eastbourne East Sussex
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2,327
MH
A Class
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Since 1972
We have the common cat tails on our hab door to deter flies, and there seem to be a lot here in southern spain atm. Its also windy which blows them around and renders them ineffective. We have a sliding flyscreen but thats pretty inconvenient when constantly in and out.
Swmbo has suggested chains, as being heavier they might be more wind resistant. All the ones I have found are for domestic doors so would need substantial modification to fit a hab doorway.
Has anyone found a solution?
 
Sep 26, 2013
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Market Rasen
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28,295
MH
Self Build
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Since 2003
We bought a couple of string curtains from the local Chinese shop and put them on a rail.
 
Aug 2, 2017
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South Kent Coast.
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49,791
MH
C Class
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Since 2004
For the flies that get through the cat tails on your hab door maybe something like this in the link below will sort out the rest. The link is not a recommendation and maybe better products at a cheaper price just the first one I came across.

Amazon product
 
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Mar 2, 2015
134
236
Wales
Funster No
35,297
MH
Hymermobil S740
Exp
since 2014
We use a Portugese made candy twist fly screen. It's made of twisted plastic strips and is a lot heavier than the cat tail ones which weve never bothered with because they looked a bit useless. Ours only really flaps about in quite strong winds. Even then, its still pretty good at keeping out uninvited guests.
 

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Mar 17, 2010
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Cark, Cumbria
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since 2007, 25 years tuggin before that.
We use a Portugese made candy twist fly screen. It's made of twisted plastic strips and is a lot heavier than the cat tail ones which weve never bothered with because they looked a bit useless. Ours only really flaps about in quite strong winds. Even then, its still pretty good at keeping out uninvited guests.
Any link to seller or photos please?
 
Mar 2, 2015
134
236
Wales
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35,297
MH
Hymermobil S740
Exp
since 2014
Sorry, I have tried but can't do a link to a seller. We've only ever seen them for sale in Portugese homeware shops which is where we bought ours. An online search would need to be done in good Portugese to find the specific item and unfortunately my Portugese is nowhere near good enough.
I will post a picture of ours when it stops raining here. šŸ˜€
 
Mar 2, 2015
134
236
Wales
Funster No
35,297
MH
Hymermobil S740
Exp
since 2014
Glad you found one. I forgot they sell them in the Chinese shops....You'll notice the difference straight away once you get it hung. šŸ‘
 
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