Custom Trailer Screen Measurements & Installation Instructions

Posted by Debbie Stice on 11/2/2017 to Horse Trailer Know-Hows
Custom Trailer Screen Measurements & Installation Instructions

These are instructions for custom screens with 6 strap attachments:

First of all, these screens are meant to be installed on a smooth interior trailer wall, because of the way the strap loops have to be installed with screws.

NEW SCREENS: You will need to measure at least 1 1/2" than the the height & width of the opening of the window, from the INSIDE. The nylon "frame" is 1 1/2" inches, and should not cover the window opening, for maximum ventilation.Take into consideration that the strap loops (hardware) will need another 1/2" of space next to the screen.

Take into consideration where the divider, tie loops, or slant wall may be. The position of the strap loops can be different for each window, depending on where you have room to install them. Keep your notes or even better, draw diagrams.

When you receive your new screens, tape them up with masking tape & install the strap loops right next to the edge of the screens where the straps are located. The screens are designed to be tight, so they won’t flap in the wind & the horse can’t mess with them. The Velcro straps fasten to themselves on the outside of the screen, so the horse has nothing to mess with.

REPLACEMENT SCREENS: You will order replacement screens if you already have the 6 strap loops installed on the smooth inside wall of your trailer, 3 to a side or 3 each on the top & bottom. Just tell us what the measurement of each replacement screen is & we will duplicate them for you.

These screens will NOT be enlarged, so we want the exact measurement of the existing screens. There can be 2

The replacement screen measurement process is a little tricky! Sometimes the screens were installed incorrectly. This is your opportunity to get them right. The screen edge should be right next to the edge of the strap loops, for maximum strap strength.

If the strap loops are on the sides: The height of the screen is taken from the strap loops on the sides. Measure from the top of the flat area on the top strap loop to the bottom of the flat area of the strap loop on the bottom. For the width, measure from side to side, just inside the strap loops, with the tape pulled tight.

If the strap loops are on the top & bottom: the height of the screen is measured from just under the top loop to just above the bottom loop, with the tape pulled tight. The width is taken from the top or bottom row of strap loops. Measure from the outside edge of the flat area on the left strap loop to the flat outside edge of the strap loop on the right.

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