Installed this afternoon - 15 minutes - battery drill w/ 1/8" bit, pencil, and Phillips screwdriver. We needed this! It works! This crossbar gives you a handle for the RV screen door, and you can actually use this handle to control the door. The screen door without this crossbar is hard to grasp, somewhat frail, subject to screen fabric damage, and generally a pain to open and close.
Ray S .
Finally an easy fix to assist in closing the screen door without having to pull on the screen door plastic housing. An added benefit is having something to hold on to while while stepping down the stairs. Installation was very easy, just need a drill, 1/8 drill bit, philips screwdriver and a sharpie.
This bar is not only useful for closing an RV screen door but increases its overall rigidity by a TON! As a mechanical engineer, I didn't think the single bar would do much for increased rigidity but figured a pull handle might be nice so people aren't destroying the screen door pulling on it... it's also convenient as there's not much to grab onto to close the door.
When traveling with young grandkids (age 3 and 4) you might get tired of telling them to "quit pushing on the screen door!". I know I did.
So I purchased and installed this metal and plastic cross bar for our RV screen door before this year's trip.
I am so glad I'd gotten this! Now, instead of often pushing on the screen, they now push and hang on to the handle. It is strong enough to contain them and the screen material is now protected from being damaged by "little hands".
I should have purchased this when we moved into the Discovery. Or, I should say that Fleetwood should have installed this bar on their screen door as original equipment. It's rigid, secure, and looks great. Most importantly, this bar makes it easy and efficient to close the screen door when entering the coach. A common design problem with RV's is the position of the door in relation to the steps as it’s necessary to walk down a few steps when trying to operate the door latch. Having this bar on the door provides a target for your grip. This bar doesn't have any moving parts, but it provides a great and secure grip for one hand as the other hits the latch, when closing, the bar is even better. The latches typically are paddles that have to be either pulled or pushed to activate. With the handle mounted on the door, it's easy to close the door when entering the rig. The handle is a must. Wish I saw it earlier.