How to Replace the Screen on a Camper Shell Window

How to Replace the Screen on a Camper Shell Window
The windows in your camper shell are smaller than the windows in your home. If the screen in your camper shell rips or ages to the point where repair work is needed, you can remove it and replace it with a new one. In most cases, you can complete the task in less than 30 minutes. You'll most likely need an assistant.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Putty tape
  • Window frame
  • Silicone caulk
Step 1
Unscrew the screws holding the window screen in place with a screwdriver. Gently nudge the window screen from the window frame. Have an assistant outside the camper shell to grab the window screen before it drops to the ground.
Step 2
Scrape off any old caulking or sealant from the window opening with a putty knife.
Step 3
Attach putty tape to the interior rim of the window opening. Use putty tape, available at a hardware store, under moldings and around windows, doors and vents.
Step 4
Seat the new window screen inside the window opening. Screw it into place. Have an assistant press against the screen from outside the camper so it doesn't drop to the ground.
Step 5
Reinforce the rim of the window frame with a thin layer of silicone caulk.

Tips & Warnings

 
Wait 24 hours for the silicone caulk to completely set.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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