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Old 03-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Driver's Window Screen

We recently purchased a 2013 Itasca Meridian 34B. It did not come with a screen for the driver's sliding window. Found out yesterday from dealer that Winnebago advised him they not only do not provide such a screen, they do not even have a part number for one. He was astounded by that. A call from me to Winnebago customer administration confirmed this. Winnebago rep said they have been getting numerous complaints about this. Awaiting an email from customer admin with contact at window manufacturer and that manufacturer's part number for the window. I am hoping they can sell me a screen. The window definitely has a track where one would expect it for the screen. Sure would be handy at times to have a screen there. I have yet to find anyone at Winnebago that can explain why they would NOT furnish that screen as every other operable window in the coach has a screen. Seems like a very odd thing on a coach that retails for a quarter million dollars. Has anyone else encountered this same situation?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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You could always call the window manufacturer and see if they can provide one.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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Wow...I bet they find you a screen!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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It's too bad we don't have the same driver's window. We took ours off and have never put it back on. I think it's in our storage shed buried under a bunch of other junk. We find it distracting when driving. I also had to put a roll-up screen on the front screen door as it was even more distracting when driving. If we need to open the drivers' window while docked, we will open it just a crack.

I wonder if that's why Winnebago stopped including a screen on the driver's window because too many were taking them off to drive? But that doesn't make sense if you're saying that they are getting complaints. Who knows.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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I know you can have them made at a screen repair shop. Had one made for our stick house.

No difference that I can see from house to RV.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:15 AM   #7
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We didn't have our 13 Newmar a month before I removed both the drivers and passengers side window screens. I hate them as they blocked vision looking either way. We don't even have screens in the S and B as they block the view somewhat. I had new storm windows made that are solid one piece glass that can't even open. We never open the windows so no need for screens. And the one piece storm windows are quite and don't rattle in the wind. We have a much better view left and right now in the RV and at tole booths I only have to open the window and not some stupid screen. We never open the windows in the RV anyway as that's what AC is for. I guess Winnie has one thing up on Newmar!
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:53 AM   #8
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Well it certainly is a divided camp. I have no faults, issues, or problems with anyone not wanting a screen, but I certainly enjoy having one. Took a quick trip from the DC area to central NC earlier this month for a funeral. On the way out, I removed the driver's screen because I was trying to track down the location of a window sqeak. Didn't get a chance to put it back in due to driving, and had to ride with driver's window closed until I did put it back in because the privacy curtain kept going out the window when I would open it (I like my window open when driving in pleasant temps).
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Interesting! Our 2010 Tour came with a screen. It doesn't slide like the drivers window does. That would make it much nicer. Right now is is held in with spring loaded pins which are pretty poor. You add me to the "not a fan category"! It doesn't fit all that well and is a pain to get in and out. I just leave it out when driving, especially if I anticipate a toll booth along the route.
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2012 has a screen - funny they would delete it

Wow you paid 250K for a 34 footer -
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We recently purchased a 2013 Itasca Meridian 34B. It did not come with a screen for the driver's sliding window. Found out yesterday from dealer that Winnebago advised him they not only do not provide such a screen, they do not even have a part number for one. He was astounded by that. A call from me to Winnebago customer administration confirmed this. Winnebago rep said they have been getting numerous complaints about this. Awaiting an email from customer admin with contact at window manufacturer and that manufacturer's part number for the window. I am hoping they can sell me a screen. The window definitely has a track where one would expect it for the screen. Sure would be handy at times to have a screen there. I have yet to find anyone at Winnebago that can explain why they would NOT furnish that screen as every other operable window in the coach has a screen. Seems like a very odd thing on a coach that retails for a quarter million dollars. Has anyone else encountered this same situation?
I have NEVER seen (as far back as I can remember) a car or RV sporting a screen on the driver's side window. Where am I wrong in my thinking?
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I have NEVER seen (as far back as I can remember) a car or RV sporting a screen on the driver's side window. Where am I wrong in my thinking?
We have screens on both movable cockpit windows. I would miss them if I didn't have them.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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Thanks for everyone's replies. I now have a better understanding what Winnebago might have been thinking by not even making it an option to have a screen on the 2013 coaches. Not to my liking, but to each his own. Our prior motorhome was a 2006 Holiday Rambler, which had a screen on the driver's window. Came in handy. Everyone has heard stories about Alaskan mosquitos being big enough carry off a man right? Well, I never personally witnessed a man being carried off. A small boy or two yes, but never a full grown human. Sitting in the coach with the window open, and screen closed, keeps those little bloodthirsty suckers out where they belong.

rream - STICKER was over $250k, but what we PAID was nowhere near that.
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I have NEVER seen (as far back as I can remember) a car or RV sporting a screen on the driver's side window. Where am I wrong in my thinking?
Our screens are inside the windows. That may be why you haven't seen them.

If the screens were on the outside there would be problems with them blowing off, tearing,etc.
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