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Old 07-21-2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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2019 Micro Minnie 2100BH - gaps around window screens

Hello folks,

We just finished our first outing with our brand new 2019 Micro Minnie 2100BH and loved it overall but had issues with a high number of flying bugs/insects entering the coach. We had all of the windows open (it was a hot day) but all screens shut. However, the bugs came in anyway.

Upon further inspection we noticed that many of the screens have a gap between the frame of the screen and the rest of the window frame - about 1/8th of an inch in some areas. We believe the bugs were entering through these gaps.

Anyone else have this issue and figure out a way to solve it? Your help would be appreciated!

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Old 07-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yep, it seems that when the screens are snapped into position on the window frame it causes them to bow out at the sides leaving a gap. I temporarily fixed ours using blue painter's tape (easy to remove and doesn't leave adhesive residue) but have yet to come up with a better solution.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:48 AM   #3
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I've noticed some gaps as well on some of our windows. I'm thinking a thin, self-adhesive back foam strip might do the trick if it isn't too firm. The only problem I can think of it the only stuff I've seen locally is white or grey.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:48 PM   #4
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We are going to order some black painters tape to address this issue in the near term.

I will be contacting my dealer and Winnebago directly - a new trailer should not have this issue.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:49 AM   #5
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We have the same issue on our 2019 Minnie, but the bugs did not seem to find their way in despite there being a large number of mosquitoes outside. It appears to be a design issue on ours with the way the clips are structured to hold the screen in place.



If it turns out to be an issue that needs addressing, I'll probably get small black foam insulation strips with adhesive backing at Home Depot as an earlier poster suggested.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions folks. I might try the foam insulation idea depending on what Winnebago tells me.

Thank you!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:10 PM   #7
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We have the same problem with our Ď19 Minnie 1700BH. Havenít looked at how to fix it yet, but will report back with any solution.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:11 PM   #8
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We just found and applied strips of black foam insulation where the gaps are between our screens and the window frame. Was easy and wasn't expensive to purchase. We are camping this weekend and will report about how well the bugs are kept out.
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I used the black ĺ" foam tape and if It was too thick I would stretch it to make it a little thinner. But it works great. Less than $4 fix
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:05 PM   #10
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Gaps in Window Screens

Hi, after reading this thread I checked my 2018 2106DS and am happy to report that all of my window screens do not have any noticeable gaps.


I have only used my trailer a few times, hopefully the gaps are not a sign of use. That is as the trailer gets used it becomes less rigid, hence the window screens not fitting properly. Will certainly watch this thread with interest.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:20 AM   #11
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We have this problem in our 2017 2500FL, we're patching it with black Gorilla tape for a better color match.

Anyone heard from Winnebago about this?
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:00 AM   #12
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Glad to hear the foam worked although it adds another thing to do to my never ending list.



I suspect the gaps have to do with the window frames being somewhat warped by the trailer sides not being perfectly flat and a weak attachment method. If this is like other things within the RV industry my guess is Winnebago will say it is vendor problem and the vendor will say it's an installation problem.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:09 AM   #13
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Yes, same here. I used 1/8 th inch weatherstripping foam (adhesive both sides) on all the visible cracks, and that seems to have solved it. A design flaw.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:14 AM   #14
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Have the same issue on our 1710 Winnie Drop.
Sad to say but with the problems I am having with Winnebago on a delamination fix, I am sure they will not care about fixing this for anyone.
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